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Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Sanctuary AI

Sanctuary AI

Accounting & Finance
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023
Your New Role and Team
Our Finance department is looking to hire a skilled and motivated Payroll and Benefits Specialist to join our team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you’ll contribute to improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of our organization.
As Sanctuary’s Payroll and Benefits Specialist, you'll be a valued part of the team as you oversee and administer payroll and benefits for Sanctuary’s employees.

Our Success Criteria

  • Bring hands-on experience in preparing and administering salaried and hourly payroll for employees in Canada and the USA as well as payroll GL coding and reconciliations
  • Ensure payroll compliance with government employment standard acts for Canada and the USA
  • Prepare and file payroll tax returns and remittances and other statutory filings
  • Administer extended health benefits plans and employee reimbursements
  • Oversee project timesheets
  • Maintain payroll process and control documentation
  • Tap into your leadership/mentorship skills as you work with others to evaluate and implement improvements to the payroll process
  • Your Experience
  • 5+ years of payroll administration experience for Canada and the USA (multi-provincial and multi-state) for salaried and hourly employees
  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and requirements for both Canada and the USA
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation
  • Proficiency in various payroll processing systems and experience with system implementation/data migrations is also valuable
  • A track record of technical excellence and successful projects
  • Skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to statutory compliance
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Traits
  • Above all else, a consistently positive attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to create robust solutions to mission objectives
  • Successful candidates will be a proponent of personal responsibility for themselves and their teammates
  • Empathetic listener with conflict resolution capabilities
  • Consistent bias for action, communication, and interpersonal savvy
  • Self-motivated and able to solve problems independently
  • Mission driven and passionate about bringing human-like intelligence to machines
Working at Sanctuary
Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.
Full time (non co-op) employees enjoy medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, wellness programs, stock options, paid time off (3 weeks vacation accrued annually, 12 paid holidays, 5 days of annual sick leave, and parental leave), scheduling and worksite flexibility by role, and more.
About Sanctuary
Founded in 2018 by Geordie Rose, Suzanne Gildert, Olivia Norton, and Ajay Agrawal, Sanctuary is a Vancouver, Canada-based company. Sanctuary is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.
Members of the Sanctuary team founded D-Wave (a pioneer in the quantum computing industry), Kindred (first use of reinforcement learning in a production robot), and the Creative Destruction Lab (pioneered a revolutionary method for the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind). The team has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted in previously unsolved and deep scientific problems.
Recruiting & Employment Agency Notice:
Recruitment and hiring is conducted internally by Sanctuary. We are not seeking or soliciting any new agency partnerships or agreements at this time. Any employment agency or professional recruiter (“Agency”) that provides an unsolicited resume(s) or otherwise presents a prospective job candidate through the Sanctuary career site or directly to any Sanctuary employee, irrevocably grants to Sanctuary the unrestricted right to engage, hire, or contract with that candidate at Sanctuary’s sole discretion without any compensation to the Agency. We appreciate your interest in working together, and should the need arise our Talent Acquisition team will contact any external firms directly.