Job Details

Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

Zymeworks Inc.

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
02/10/2018 - 14:00
Closing Date
02/11/2018 - 14:00
Job Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

About the Position

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated Payroll Administrator who will be responsible for processing payroll for the company and its US subsidiary on a bi-monthly basis. This position will report to the Manager, Finance will be based in Vancouver, BC.

Education & Qualifications: 

Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification and a minimum 5 years’ multi-site payroll experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a high paced, deadline-driven environment. Results-oriented
  • Proficient in payroll application and the ability to develop and generate reports as required (Rise; Run Payroll by ADP)
  • Sound knowledge of employment standards and regulations in Canada with the ability to interpret terms of employment agreements and other payroll related regulations
  • Preferred knowledge of employment standards and regulations in the US (preference for State of Washington) with the ability to interpret terms of employment agreements and other payroll related regulations
  • Detailed knowledge of taxable benefits (i.e. Stock options, fitness reimbursements, etc.)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, incorporating integrity in all decision making
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong MS Office skills, including advanced Excel skills
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares and processes bi-monthly payroll for employees, reviews and ensures accuracy of approved timesheets, tracks and deducts all garnishments and other special payroll deductions.
  • Liaises with Human Resources to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data including preparation and distribution of detailed reports.
  • Ensures compliance with CRA, IRS and other regulatory bodies.
  • Provides manual cheques and any other required forms such as ROE’s accurately and on time.
  • Calculates and submits WorkSafeBC quarterly remittances and reviews Workers Compensation remittances for the State of Washington.
  • Remits scheduled payments to relevant 3rd party benefit plans, pensions, garnishees, etc.
  • Oversees employee expense reports and processes payments on a bi-monthly basis, responds to inquiries regarding expense reports from employees.
  • Prepares monthly and year-end payroll and account reconciliations.
  • Reconciles payroll source deductions for T4 purposes, including the production of T4s and US equivalent.
  • Responds to inquiries from employees regarding payroll and tax related issues in a prompt, courteous, and efficient manner.
  • Maintains accurate records of payroll-affecting employee benefits elections.
  • Assists Finance with accounts payable data entry.
  • Assists with special projects, as assigned and other duties, as appropriate and required.
  • Actively works to foster an environment of effective and collaborative working relationships amongst employees, management and external partners.
Other Information: 

Why Work for Us?

Zymeworks’ employees are passionate, engaged and extremely motivated to succeed.  We are excited by the cutting-edge science and technology, the endless possibilities this union holds and the sheer opportunity to be a part of something big.  To learn more about Zymeworks Inc. and our current openings, please visit our website at

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please apply online at  Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.