Payroll Specialist

Req ID #:  203956

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

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


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.   


How will you have an impact?

Nous sommes motivés par notre mission d’améliorer la vie des gens. En rejoignant notre famille mondiale, vous contribuerez chaque jour à faire une réelle différence à travers le monde.

 Pourquoi Charles River?
Nous offrons un excellent programme d'intégration pour nos nouveaux employés ainsi que des opportunités de croissance interne et de développement de carrière. Nos autres avantages incluent :


Dès le 1er jour :


  • Application gratuite de télémédecine pour vous et votre famille.
  • Service de navette entre la station de métro Montmorency et le site de Laval.
  • Stationnement gratuit.
  • Comité de reconnaissance des employés (foodtruck, activités et, surprises).
  • Programme d'aide aux employés et à leurs familles
  • Beau et grand bureau de coin avec fenêtres
  • Café gratuit
  • Comité d'engagement communautaire (12 heures de travail bénévole rémunéré)
  • Horaire flexible
  • Travail hybride

What will you work on?

The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for administering the Canadian payroll function and to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll.


We are seeking a Payroll Specialist to join our team located in Laval, Qc with remote work opportunities.


The following are responsibilities related to Payroll Specialist position:


  • Process, reconcile and audit bi-weekly payroll for Canada employees.

  • Carry out reimbursement requests related to CNESST files.

  • Perform remittances related to payroll (RRSP, alimony, etc.).

  • Make changes and additions to group insurance premiums when required.

  • Prepare special “off-cycle” payroll runs for bonus and stock options.

  • Audit ADP Workforce Now and SuccessFactors data and resolve variances.

  • Manage time banks, sick leaves, vacations, and unpaid absences in connection with SAP and in support of the Finance team.

  • Support the payroll request level 1 and 2.

  • Support year end processes i.e., year-end adjustments, year-end tax statements and review of year-end tax filing information).

  • Participate in the preparation of year-end audit files related to payroll.

  • Participate in the implementation of information and management systems.

  • Prepare a variety of ad-hoc reports as requested.

  • Perform any other reasonable duties that may be required.

Who are we looking for?


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Payroll Specialist position:


  • DEC in Administration or any combination of experience and academic background relevant to the position will be considered.  

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Member of the Canadian Payroll Association (an asset).

  • Demonstrates an interest in the development and implementation of control and reporting practices.

  • Good knowledge of the laws, principles, practices and procedures related to the position.

  • Fluency in both languages (French and English), both oral and written.

  • Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Good analytical, problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work to deadlines and adapt to change.

  • Proactive approach.

  • Work performed in an office environment.

  • Telework and on-site alternation.

  • Sensory attentions required on a regular basis.

  • The work schedule requires flexibility depending on the projects in progress.




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 - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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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