Payroll Supervisor

Req ID #:  180694

Montreal (Senneville), Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3 Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Why Charles River:

We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help make a real difference in the world every day. 


We offer an excellent integration program for our new employees as well as opportunities for internal growth and career development. Our other perks include:

As of Day 1:
•    Competitive benefits we pay 90% of premiums (health and dental coverage).
•    Access to a savings and retirement program including an employer contribution. 
•    Vacation & Personal Day Policy.
•    Free telemedicine app for you and your family.

Work Schedule: 

•    Hybrid 


What will you work on?

Charles River is looking for an experienced and seasoned payroll supervisor to support their Canadian payroll function. In addition to having significant Canadian payroll experience the ideal candidate would also have experience with US payroll or feel confident to learn, as the company seeks to ensure both it’s Canadian and US payroll teams are cross trained. 

The Supervisor Payroll will be responsible for administering the Canadian payroll function and act as backup when needed for the Canadian payroll Manager.  Ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll. Establish and ensure the proper processes and controls are put in place to ensure accuracy of data. As a senior member of the team, the incumbent of this role will also collaborate/lead process improvement initiatives. Someone who enjoys a challenge, a person who can see themselves helping to shape the future of a world class payroll department. 

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a motivated individual with DEC in Administration or any combination of experience and academic background relevant to the position will be considered ;  8-10 years of relevant and solid Canadian Payroll experience utilizing ADP Workforce now or ADP Global view, with exposure to acquisitions, mergers and conversions. Strong aptitudes in team management and demonstrating leadership skills.  Strong focus on customer service, both internal and external customers; Certification as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) with the National Payroll Institute (previously Canadian Payroll Association) or equivalent is considered a strong asset. 


If you are interested in contributing to the well being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE! 

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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