Payroll Specialist

MDS Aero Gas Turbine Engine Solutions

MDS is a fast-growing Aerospace Engineering firm currently servicing some of the world’s leading companies in more than 15 countries worldwide including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. MDS not only provides custom built test facilities and test systems for aviation, industrial, and marine gas turbine engines, we also provide world class service to back it up.

We are looking for a Payroll Specialist to join us in a full time role. As a Payroll Specialist, we’ll rely on you to review of bi-weekly payroll in a multi-company, project-based environment. With a keen eye for detail, you’ll ensure timely and accurate reporting of payroll data for the company employees. You’ll also review/prepare journal entries and reconcile payroll general ledger accounts. If you possess Integrity, strong attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment this might be the role for you.


Bi-weekly Payroll

  • Collect, review and post weekly employee timesheets
  • Review bi-weekly payrolls for the MDS Group of Companies in Canada (Ontario & Manitoba), USA and UK
  • Ensure all salaries, bonus, taxable benefits and employee changes are processed accurately, and in a timely fashion to all company employees
  • Review, verify and approve deductions-at-source remittances and issue them to government and insurance agencies within prescribed timelines
  • Review journal entries and accounts payable vouchers for all payroll transactions
  • Reconcile payroll records to general ledger accounts (vacation accruals, banked overtime accruals, source deductions, pensions etc.)
  • Transition from paying current (with adjustments 2 weeks behind), to paying two weeks in arrears
  • Explore, research and implement best practices for pay policies to improve processes and to increase efficiency

Experience & Qualifications

  • You’ve gathered 3-5 years of solid experience in end-to-end payroll activities with strong comprehension of payroll practices, methods, internal controls and accounting concepts
  • You’re no stranger when it comes to processing pay for salary and hourly employees with overtime and banked overtime
  • You’re highly skilled with ADP payroll systems, and Microsoft Excel
  • You have strong knowledge of payroll policies and procedures, audits, income tax forms, sick pay, and group RRSP/RPP plans and the obligations under the Employment Standards Act of all provinces throughout Canada and working knowledge of current Provincial legislation related to payroll practices and standards


  • With a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication of all forms, you provide exceptional customer service
  • Realizing the importance of sensitive information, you’re capable of handling confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
  • With an analytical mindset, you plan and organize yourself, establishing an action plan to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities when appropriate

Why Join MDS?

There are many reasons to consider working with the MDS team:

  • Canada’s Best Managed (Platinum Member)
  • Competitive wages
  • Employee Bonus Program
  • Health Benefits
  • International travel
  • Impact on Aerospace Industry
  • Solid reputation
  • Diverse workforce
  • Positive work environment
  • Pension Plan
  • Company Events – Holiday Party, Golf Tournament, Town Hall Meetings, and Executive-Led Breakfast Club
  • Community Events – Dragon Boat Festival, HOPE Volleyball, Soccer and Hockey Tournaments, and other fundraising activities

Corporate Values

At MDS our values drive our actions and behaviors to foster the most positive and productive environment for our Employees, Customers, and Partners. Candidates must demonstrate a proven ability to demonstrate the following MDS values: Communication, Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, Care and Respect.

Candidates who consider themselves a team player are invited to submit their resume in confidence to recruiting@mdsaero.com.

MDS is an equal opportunity employer. MDS does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, mental or physical disability, religion, sex or national origin or ethnic origin.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates who meet or exceed our requirements, are legally eligible to work in Canada and do not require sponsorship will be contacted.

Please visit our web site https://mdsaero.com to view all open positions.

Telephone calls not accepted from candidates or agencies.






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