Date Posted: Mar 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 24, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Full-time
Career Level:

Organization Description

Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a charitable, not for profit, cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.

Job Description

TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers in our home TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Our aim is to become a creative community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to be a part of our ever growing team, and be part of Toronto's cultural history.

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is hiring for the full time position of:


The Senior Payroll Coordinator works as a member of a closely-knit HR team to provide high-quality support to employees at all levels of the organization and reports to the Director, HR.  This is a fast paced role with a high degree of collaboration within the HR department, as well as with the Accounting/Finance department.  The primary responsibility of this position is as the sole payroll professional to carry out all payroll functions, benefit administration and accounting aspects of payroll, such as


  • Prepare, transmit & reconcile a bi-weekly payroll (salary and hourly) in a timely and efficient manner (including hires, re-hires, termination, promotions, leaves, pay rate changes, ROE, etc.)
  • Benefit administration for:  Sun Life Benefits Program, iA Group RSP, Manulife Pension
  • Ensures the accurate, timely and efficient accounting of all aspects of payroll including all bi-weekly journal entries and month-end remittances
  • Ensures compliance with three (3) Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Follows through on all employee and management payroll inquiries and resolves issues promptly.
  • Liaises with payroll provider (ADP) to ensure all payroll payments and deductions are completed correctly.
  • Responsible for T4 reconciliation, year-end remittances and reporting
  • Maintain and update budget tracking spreadsheet bi-weekly
  • Maintain accurate data in ADP:  Pay@Work, People@Work, EZLabour
  • Accomplishes accurate work with minimal assistance and guidance
  • Maintain on-line employee files and accurate payroll records for audit purposes


Minimum Requirements:

  • CPA certification Level 1 (or equivalent experience)
  • Ideally you have a minimum of 5 years payroll, benefit, accounting experience with ADP Performance Pack payroll software – Pay @ Work; People @ Work; EZ Labour
  • Your are our payroll person, therefore, you are capable of being a sole-payroll professional
  • You are inquisitive if something just doesn’t look right, you are a problem solver and are naturally detail-oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines.
  • Thrive in an environment of high volume on-boarding during peak seasonal periods aka our Film Festivals
  • You just can’t help yourself with the need to automate and transform manual processes and workflows
  • Experience with unionized employees and CBA requirements related to remittances and reporting
  • Previous experience with general ledger journal entry preparation and general accounting experience is required
  • Highly proficient spreadsheet experience (Excel), familiarity with HRIS software and uploads
  • Experience in not-for-profit cultural organizations an asset
  • Adaptable to a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends depending on peak periods

Note:  Short listed candidates will be tested on their knowledge of payroll.

How to Apply:


  • Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references as one (1) PDF or Word document, by 5pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website
  • Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

TIFF is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities and will work with applicants to meet their needs. TIFF is an equal opportunity employer.

TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film.  Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.

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