Payroll & Finance Specialist (20243)

Toronto, Canada

Payroll & Finance Specialist

Alphawave IP builds industry-leading wired connectivity solutions that enable data to travel faster, more reliably, and with higher performance at lower power. Our technology is embedded in leading-edge semiconductors built to power global network and computer systems. It is an essential part of the core infrastructure enabling next generation services in data centres, artificial intelligence, 5G wireless infrastructure, data networking, autonomous vehicles, and solid-state storage.

The Opportunity 

Are you passionate about payroll and love ensuring employee/employer taxes are accurate and reported on-time? Do you enjoy collaborating with other teams to solve problems that relate to compensation and stock incentives? Are you interested in developing cross-functional experience working on ad-hoc accounting and financial analysis engagements? Do you want to work for a highly respected technology company focused on innovation to solve customers’ toughest challenges through disruptive technologies?

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with our third-party vendor to ensure all employee/employer taxes are processed timely and accurately
  • Establish processes to ensure monthly, quarterly, and annual reconciliations occur
  • Coordinate with UK Finance team to lead the administration of the employee share portal for employees.
  • Provide support to the Controller on accounting and strategic finance assignments for month-end close.
  • Establish processes to ensure employee state wages are moved/processed timely
  • Collect, analyze, audit and validate payroll data for new hires, departures, and transfers, including deductions and the administration of benefits.
  • Manage and file the Canadian sales tax (GST/HST, PST) and coordinate with sales tax advisory for filing requirements
  • Ensure that internal controls and audit trails are in place for all payroll processes
  • Assist in the administration of our employee stock option and restrictive stock plans
  • Coordinate with our payroll/equity/HRIS systems and People team to ensure proper data management of systems and transfer of payroll data
  • Responsible for all year-end payroll requirements, including but not limited to the reconciliation of taxable benefits, T2200’s, T4’s and T4A’s
  • Assist with corporate income tax preparation, SR&ED submission, and other regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring process documentation and on-line plan descriptions are up to date and in line with the stock incentive policies
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certificate or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) (completed or in progress) considered an asset

About You

  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Great collaboration and communication skills
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Customer focused attitude
  • Drives for consistency
  • Takes personal pride in high standard of outputs
  • Self-motivated and self-managing

Diversity & Inclusivity

Alphawave IP is based out of one of the most diverse countries in the world. This includes differences related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression and presentation, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability and socioeconomic status. To us, diversity is one our strongest assets to our organization. We commit ourselves to promoting the recognition and appreciation of our diverse and rich culture. We believe that it is critical to our success to promote freedom of thought and opinion in a respectful environment. The decisions we make are rooted by respectfully considering each other’s thoughts and opinions and by working towards a greater common goal, saving lives.


Alphawave IP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. If as a qualified job applicant, you request accommodation, Alphawave IP will consult with you to provide reasonable accommodations according to your specific needs. If you wish to make a request, you will be provided an opportunity if you’re applications is selected to proceed in our hiring process.

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