Paymaster and cost accountant

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Support & transversal

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
Job number: 

About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm who is dedicated to transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods.

Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us daily. Thanks to the know-how of our 7500 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: Preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join them and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility.


Role and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Vice President, Finance, the Paymaster will be responsible for ensuring the effective management of the payroll function, implementing a new payroll system that will meet the needs of employees. Their responsibilities are:

  • Bi-weekly processing of payroll for +/- 200 employees: Compile payroll data and perform data entry
  • Ensure payroll compliance: adherence to all laws and regulations
  • Manage problems related to payroll production and propose solutions for improvement
  • Prepare reports for management
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports for tax authorities and other stakeholders
  • Manage vacation provisions
  • Manage employee files
  • Validate employee hours
  • Reconcile and record payroll data
  • Analyze and follow up on the group insurance plan, pension fund and other deductions
  • Costing per employee
  • Validation and control of customer invoicing
  • Participates in the month-end and year-end process



Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent with a specialty in costing

Years of experience: 5 years experience in a similar position


Technical competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and the Office suite, with ERP
  • Experience in multi-province payroll and outside Canada


Personal & soft skills:   

  • French and English, excellent spoken and written
  • Organized, versatile, autonomous, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec - Canada

Division: Finance

Reports to: Vice President, Finance

Remuneration: According to the profile



This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.