Bilingual Payroll Specialist, Portuguese

Ref#: 15569

Function: Human Resources

Location: Canada, ON, Waterloo

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity: 

The HR Shared Services Payroll Specialist, a 14 month contract, is responsible for the accurate and timely payment of all employee compensation and provides support to employees, managers, HR Business Partners and HR Shared Services utilizing regional expertise on the hire-to-retire process, within the global policy framework.

You are great at:

  • Providing support and advice to HR Shared Services colleagues related to administrative processes in the payroll cycle
  • Monitoring and handling payroll related requests through ITSM system, email, drop-ins and calls on the general HR phone line throughout the day professionally and promptly and escalate to appropriate HR representative as needed. (eg. Legislative queries, complex situations, errors in calculation)
  • Maintaining confidentiality and ensuring security of personal and company data are in accordance with legislative guidelines, company policies and procedures
  • Adhering to all applicable labour laws and regulations, vendor contracts and company policies
  • Liaising with Payroll providers, colleagues across HR, Variable Compensation and Finance throughout the pay process
  • Ensuring compliance with policies, procedures and regulatory requirements across Brazil and North America
  • Reviewing and auditing data entry and interfaced data processed by HRSS colleagues 
  • Processing complex data including but not limited to Stock Option, LTIP, OTIP and Director Fee programs
  • Approving and transmitting payroll data to 3rd party vendors 
  • Verification and reconciliation of payroll outputs, and resolution of discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Ensuring that all necessary government filings and remittances relative to payroll are made in a timely manner including but not limited to garnishments, tax slips and taxes
  • Initiating payment and associated reporting for various benefit programs, including retirement savings programs, meal vouchers, transit passes and salary sacrifice programs
  • Calculation and processing of manual payments when required

What it takes:

  • 3-5 years' experience in HR Shared Services role with a focus on Payroll
  • Experience in regional payroll practices, policy & process and legislative items
  • Post-secondary education
  • Completed Human Resources/Payroll Certification/ diploma, designation or certification
  • SAP or equivalent HR system experience and/or Outsourced payroll packages (ADP, Ceridian)
  • Global and/or Country specific knowledge across North America and Brazil
  • Fluent in Portuguese, both oral and written 
  • Organized with an ability to balance multiple complex work flows/projects in a fast paced environment
  • Work well in a team environment, provides regional & functional expertise and advice to team
  • Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating respect, encouragement and cooperation
  • Able to build trust based relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Please note this is a 14 month contract position

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of sex, national origin, disability or race. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email

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