Payroll & Benefits Advisor - Maternity Leave Replacement

Birks. Pure Delight.

Established since 1879, Birks is a luxury jewellery store whose reputation is built on quality, exclusivity, unique design and excellence in service. We pride ourselves in offering meaningful experiences and in building intimate relationships with each and every one of our clients.

As a Payroll and Benefits Advisor, at the Birks Head office, you will get to embody our belief in the promise of a brighter tomorrow through each interaction. As such, you will get to work in a highly motivated team that values excellence, hard work and team work.






Are you our hidden gem?

Under the general supervision of the Payroll & Benefits Manager, the Payroll and Benefits Advisor is responsible for the administration of the company’s Canadian payroll (approximately 400 employees) and the processing of the benefits. The incumbent is also responsible of the general coordination of the benefits. Ensures commissions, paid time off, and other incentive pay are reviewed and entered into the payroll system correctly.  Ensures the proper documents are completed and received by the Human Resource Department for all new hires, transfers, salary increases, terminations, name changes, etc. Maintains all applicable electronic and paper files for all employees.  Also responsible for benefits administration with respect to monthly billing, terminations and support the Human Resources Director with the annual renewal of the benefits.  Manages employee leaves of absence and maintains worker’s compensation files. Additional support will be expected with special projects, monthly reporting and other tasks as needed.


To do so, the Payroll and Benefits Advisor will be expected to…

  • Payroll Processing – Includes the review of hours from WFN system. Review of time taken for sick and vacation to ensure the time is available. Review and updates of commission reports and adjustments.  Ensures incentive pay such as bonuses, hurdles, and contest payments are entered into the payroll system correctly.  Responsible for processing of payroll every week.
  • HR Administration – Updates and oversees the processes to ensure transfers, salary increases, promotions, etc. are completed in a timely manner and proper approval signatures have been obtained.
  • Personnel Files – Acts as administrator for electronic payroll and HRIS systems and maintains all applicable electronic and paper files for all employees.
  • Benefits Administration – Responsible for monthly benefit billing, first time registration, terminations and annual renewal.  Also manages employee leaves of absence, inclusive of the tracking of applications and the submission of medical information when applicable. 
  • Client Service - Provide high level of client service support to employees and retail stores with respect to payroll matters.
  • Recruitment of interns – Administer the complete cycle of recruitment for interns of the Head Office.
  • Participate in other tasks and special projects as may be required


Our ideal candidate has…



  • College or Bachelor`s Degree preferred
  • Training and/or Certification in payroll processing 


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in payroll processing, preferably in a retail environment.
  • Experience in the processing of bonuses, commissions, and other types of incentive pay


  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of WFN (strong asset)
  • Knowledge of payroll tax laws and how they affect payroll administration
  • Excellent client service and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Overall knowledge of benefit plans and ability to oversee benefit administration
  • Bilingual, French and English (oral and written)




Our promise of delight

In return for your commitment to excellence, we offer…

  • Competitive earnings
  • Social benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Award and recognition programs
  • Innovative and unique training programs
  • Employee discounts

At Birks, you will find a management team that truly cares about your professional growth. You will be empowered to be yourself, in order to offer excellent customer service and to create an experience that will build long-lasting client relationships.


Come join us at Birks, and let your true self shine!

Are you the gem we are looking for?



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