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Commissions Payroll Associate (Contract)

Commissions Payroll Associate (Contract) — Advisor Compensation & Support Services

Investment Planning Counsel (IPC) is one of the fastest growing independent wealth management companies in Canada. We are a diverse group of people all driven towards one goal: helping advisors build a better business through a remarkable client experience.

We are proud to be recognized as one of the Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers (2022) by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for empowering our teams with the resources to thrive in a collaborative environment, where wellness is at the forefront.

With your background, skills and experience you’ve already found success in the wealth management industry. Have you found your ideal firm, one that encourages you to pursue a balanced lifestyle as well as professional success?

The Commissions Payroll Associate is an integral part of the Advisor Compensation & Support Services team, which reports directly to the Associate Manager. As a key contributor, you will be responsible for full cycle payroll processing including analysis and reconciliation. As well as interacting with various internal business units, advisors and external fund companies. We are seeking for someone who possesses great organizational skills, is enthusiastic, and can multi-task in our fast-paced environment!


At Investment Planning Counsel we’ve designed every aspect of the Commissions Payroll Associate role with you in mind.

What is the role of the Commissions  Payroll Associate?

  • Analyze, prepare and input payroll data, execute payments and remittances on a semi-monthly basis
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations
  • Review, analyze and verify semi-monthly payroll for accuracy
  • Balance and file reconcile against reports
  • Ensure processes are followed according to CSOX (audit) controls
  • Update scheduled reports and provide data analysis upon request
  • Ensure data and transaction accuracy through validation process
  • Maintain advisor records
  • Deliver prompt, friendly and efficient customer service to all internal and external payroll inquiries (ex. advisors, team members, finance departments, government agencies)
  • Complete internal/external audit requests as required
  • Work with PMO for new operating system releases, testing where required
  • Ad-hoc duties/projects as required

What traits and competencies should a Commissions Payroll Associate possess?

  • Ability to accurately process payroll in a timely manner
  • Accurate data entry with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, in a business environment
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Document and review payroll related procedures
  • Professionalism, able to maintain a positive attitude and composure during stressful situations
  • Exceptional capability of meeting deadlines and prioritizing workloads
  • Accurate data entry with strong attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A genuine interest in the financial industry
  • Highest level of confidentiality

What are the preferred qualifications for a Commissions Payroll Associate?

  • Post-secondary diploma in Finance or Accounting is required
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification is an asset
  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive payroll & accounting experience within the Financial Industry, preferably within a dealership
  • Completion of IFIC is an asset

What is #lifeatIPC?

  • Awesome support in providing industry-leading training to help you succeed in your role
  • Awesome community involvement opportunities through IPC Cares
  • Awesome perks: benefits that fit your needs, pension, share purchase plan, corporate discount plans, social events, summer hours, and fun
  • Awesome recognition: kudos, all-star program, rising star, and the circle of excellence
  • Awesome Leadership teams that know your name


If someone you know sounds like a great fit for this role, send them this job posting and encourage them to apply!

If you continue in the selection process, please notify us of any particular accommodation you might require. Any information you send us will be treated with complete confidence.