The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB | Ottawa, ON
Accounting and Financial
Competition Number: 24c005

PLATO is Canada's only Indigenous-led, Indigenous staffed software testing services firm. We insist on working with quality people who share our passion for quality testing, and have built a team of people who also believe quality is the most important deliverable. Our team of software testing specialists believe that better software leads to a better world.

We are committed to building strong communities - PLATO trains and employs members of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities across the country and strives to build a network of 1000 Indigenous software testers across Canada. PLATO has offices on or near Indigenous communities across Canada, in Fredericton, Miramichi, Sault Ste Marie, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Our company is growing rapidly, and so is our payroll department. The Payroll Specialist will oversee all payroll functions and maintain documentation for bi-weekly payroll processing in Canada. This role will be located on-site in one of our office locations, however we may consider remote candidates based on fit.

We encourage Indigenous applicants and people with experience working with candidates of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit backgrounds.

What you'll do


  • Process multi-provincial Canadian payroll using Payworks software
  • Collect/verify time records and expense claims, ensuring adherence to company policies
  • Calculate bi-weekly pay for hours worked, overtime, bonuses, commissions, taxable benefits, and vacation payout as necessary
  • Calculate and input accounting journal entries
  • Maintain electronic payroll records for changes in pay rates, insurance, deductions, benefits, vacation balances, bank information, etc.
  • Process new employees, terminations, transfers and promotions
  • Assist with group benefit enrolment and changes, as necessary
  • WCB compliance, reporting and remittance for various provinces in Canada
  • Respond to employee pay-related questions, requests for employment letters or other verifications
  • Investigate and correct payroll discrepancies
  • Issue Records of Employment to Service Canada
  • Assist with year-end payroll processing, including T4s/T4As
  • Grant writing: maintain a system to identify potential funding opportunities, initiate grant/loan applications, and prepare timely status reports as required
  • Prepare journal entries, reconcile payroll general ledger accounts, and provide month-end analyses

  • Other duties as assigned

What you'll need


  • 5-10 years related work experience
  • Accreditation and membership in the Canadian National Payroll Institute
  • Understanding of accounting principles and internal controls
  • Current knowledge of federal and provincial payroll tax regulations and employment standards
  • Working knowledge of Payworks is an asset, but not necessary as we will provide training
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to act with integrity and manage confidential information
  • Results oriented with effective time management skills

A little bit about us


Who We Are
PLATO is a software testing and technology services company trusted by clients around the world.

In addition to providing our clients the highest quality software testing services, PLATO is creating careers in technology for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people from coast to coast to coast through our innovative train-and-employ model. Since 1997, we have been helping organizations all over the world reach their quality objectives by delivering scalable, proven, quality-centric managed services. Companies such as Apple, Suncor, TD Bank, Medavie, BCLC, LinkedIn, Boeing, and many others have gained considerable advantage from our Quality Assurance (QA), Testing, and eLearning expertise and experience.

We deliver specialized QA services to our clients with the goal of helping them increase profitability, boost customer satisfaction, manage development cycles and implement quality-centric solutions. We develop innovative approaches and solutions, designed to generate increased efficiencies, competitive advantage, and market share for our clients.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

At PLATO, we encourage our employees' personal career growth. We have plans in place to make sure that each employee is connected with a people manager to help guide them through their professional development, offer e-learning classes, and give our employees the opportunity to pursue software certifications for cutting-edge technologies.

PLATO respectfully acknowledges that our offices are located on treaty territories, unceded First Nations and Inuit territories, and part of Métis homelands. We honour their long history of welcoming many Nations to the beautiful Turtle Island and we actively work towards reconciliation between Métis, Inuit, and First Nation peoples and non-Indigenous people on this Land.

We contribute to proactive employment practices to promote inclusivity and diversity to those especially marginalized populations such as women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, and all other groups protected under the Human Rights Code.

We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

JOB ID: 24C005