The Sony Pictures Imageworks Production Finance team requires a talented Payroll Administrator who
can work independently in a high volume and fast paced production environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Responsible for ensuring weekly payroll is processed and completed for the Vancouver VFX
Studio (800+ employees) and other SPE Canadian entities (SPR – 50 employees)
-Review Payroll register to ensure payroll changes have been applied (terms, new hires, rate
changes, SIN updates, etc.).
-Ensure compliance with BC-ESA, Canada Pension Act, Employment Insurance Act & Income
Tax Act, Vacation policy, etc.
-Provide necessary information to government agencies regarding employee ROE’s and
employment status inquiries.
-Notify employees of any pay related information or issues (Closures, voting, jury duty, statutory
-Lead contact for employee payroll inquiries and follow-up with 3 rd Party payroll provider
-Ensure all payroll year-end procedures are properly adhered as per Canada Labor Payroll
requirements and tax authorities.
-Conduct various payroll audits throughout the year to ensure 3 rd Party payroll provider systems
are properly tracking employee payroll data.
-Provide reports to department managers & heads of departments as required.
-Reconcile weekly payroll ledgers and troubleshoot coding errors.
-Become the expert with internal (TAAS and Timekeeper) and external 3 rd Party Payroll provider
labor tracking systems. Highlight any issues in a timely matter.
-Responsible for the set-up of any new satellite VFX studio location(s) World-wide
-Learn local legislation/employment standards to properly set up new employees in TAAS
and ensure proper payment for OT and statutory holidays.
-Set-up local workers’ compensation accounts, employee benefits filings, set-up, and
-Create reporting tools for timecards to ensure proper coding to billable projects.
-Adaptability to changing Work From Home (WFH) payroll requirements
-Adhere and quickly adapt to tighter deadlines dependent on various production WFH
scenarios and reporting requirements
-Process manual payments for quarantine pay and hotel reimbursements
-Point person for any payroll system/platform integration, transition, and interface builds
-Expert in payroll tax set up, testing payroll data, report requirements
-Learning any new payroll system and becoming expert
-Point person for training on any new hires and new timecard approvers
-This position entails ongoing daily communication with various productions, SPE finance, 3 rd
Party Payroll Provider contacts, and other 3 rd party contacts.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills is critical.
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
-2-4 years of relevant payroll processing experience (production payroll preferred)
-Ability to communicate effectively with production employees (primarily artists population) of all
-Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
-Ability to prioritize effectively and meet all deadlines
-Ability to operate effectively in a cross-functional team environment
-Payroll Compliance Practitioner and a Bachelor’s degree preferred
*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.
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