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Manager, Payroll Financial Accounting


Toronto, ON, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA Calgary, AB, CA Quebec, Quebec, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Req ID:  21000
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Financial
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

Join our team

This position is remote and can be done anywhere in Canada. 

Ready to drive innovation and efficiency to support awesome customer experiences?

The P&C Operations team is passionate about providing team members with positive experiences, from their pay to the tools we use to support our Total Rewards processes.  We want to be easier to do business with and we’re ready to innovate and elevate ourselves and our processes/tools to make that happen.  This team has deep knowledge and experience and take great pride in their delivery of services to our customer – the TELUS team.    

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together!

You’re an awesome team player who will drive our Total Rewards & supporting operational strategy forward.  Your passion, strong payroll accounting expertise and knowledge and exceptional collaboration abilities are strengths that will be critical in the delivery of our products and services.  Your insightful portfolio analytics and recommendations and knowledge of our processes and areas for opportunity will influence strategic decisions made by leaders.  You’ll also team up with friendly, supportive internal partners, including P&C leadership and business partner members and our key business stakeholders like Corporate Finance, and external stakeholders, such as government agencies, to shape the future of work.

Here's how


  • Execution and/or support of our various payroll accounting functions 
    • ensure all inputs and outputs of your payroll financials are compliant with TELUS, legislated or negotiated collective agreement requirements
    • meet both internal and external auditor’s Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements 
    • provide feedback, coaching and information sessions as required to ensure compliance with federal and provincial legislation and company policies 
    • accountable for the accuracy, limit in use and protection of team member data within your role
    • leverage and enhance our use of the SAP payroll and financial systems to support your deliverables
    • put your payroll accounting skills to use in supporting the financial part of our payroll business, leading your own payroll finance team of 5 onshore and 5 offshore team members
    • accountable for all journal entries, GL accounts, accruals and third party payments for the portfolio
    • manage Opex budget for the Total Rewards leadership team


  • Operate as a Trusted Advisor and Ambassador:
    • provide guidance to the P&C Operations team members related to resolving escalated issues through problem recognition, research, and analysis
    • a key player for the payroll accounting function, issue resolution oversight and other related communication
    • collaborate with business partners to support various programs to our team members, including recommendations to gain direction, alignment, and final approval of your leader 
    • build strong relationships across Canada within the P&C community and represent P&C Operations at various meetings, acting as a technical payroll accounting resource 
  • Provide critical business insights and thought leadership
    • maintain our compliance adherence brand both internally with audit and externally with government and audit agencies to prevent penalties for non-compliance 
    • implement payroll accounting best practices for TELUS’ pay policies to improve processes and deselect non-value-add work, ultimately increasing efficiency and time to focus on our customer 
    • build strong partnership with our Corporate Finance team for proactive accounting purposes and to support Controller questions related to payroll
    • support the preparation of monthly activity reports that support our P&C Operations dashboard


You're the missing piece of the puzzle

  • Valued for your 5 to 7 years of payroll accounting and compliance, continuous education and experience, in both federal and provincial environments, preferably within large corporate organizations
  • Noted as a solid communicator and excellent collaborator who can influence and build strong business partner relationships 
  • Recognized for managing numerous competing priorities and commitments with extremely high attention to detail in an organized manner
  • Proven track record in driving change through fair process 
  • Experience working with Canada Revenue Agency, Revenu Québec and auditors
  • Knowledge and experience of payroll financial accounting principles  
  • A track record of executing and delivering on agreed upon objectives 
  • Pro at using the different functions of Excel and SAP HR and Finance modules
  • With a university degree with an Accounting designation


  • CHRP designation; Canadian Payroll designation
  • Bilingual in English and French, both written and oral
  • Working in a unionized environment 

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.





People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

2021 engagement score

Team members worldwide

# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.