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Date:  Jun 7, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA, M6A 3A1

Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  40

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

Responsible for the administration, communication, data compilation, research and initial analysis of Payroll & Benefits policies and practices for Canada.   Maintains a collaborative partnership with People team, management, employees, and other business partners to ensure there is a positive impact on business operations.

More about the role

  • Serve as the primary payroll administrator and ensure payroll is completed accurately on a bi-weekly basis and ensure respective audit controls are maintained
  • Coordinate with HRIS and related vendors to ensure proper data management of systems and transfer of payroll data.  Troubleshoot any issues with data file feeds to provide resolution to employees and ensure accurate data is processed
  • Responsible for all year-end payroll requirements, including but not limited to, reconciliation of taxable benefits, preparation of T2200 for Employment Expenses, follow up on returned/missing T4s
  • Ensure comprehensive administration and coordination of Leaves of Absence, including coordination with insurance company, the employee, People partners, and managers.  Coordinate with business partners regarding any work restrictions and return to work and ensure workplace accommodations are tracked and managed in accordance with disability and legislation
  • Liase with Manager, Total Rewards to resolve and close complex leave of absence claims
  • Coordinate with Benefit Providers to organize, execute, and administer benefit programs including, but not limited to health/dental insurance, life insurance, learning reimbursment, fitness reimbursement,EAP,service awards, RRSP
  • Continually focus on improving employee education, updating internal learning centres and regularly coordinate wellbeing activities
  • Maintain strong relationships with benefit providers and payroll vendors
  • Make recommendations regarding the improvement of benefit programs (including wellbeing) and administration procedures.  Effectively implement any approved changes
  • Conduct Benefits Orientation for Corporate Office employees.  Also conduct and/or prepare total rewards onboarding for Shop Managers as required to ensure employees in store understand their benefit offerings
  • Responsible for completion of Stats Canada  and Service Canada reporting  

What we look for

  • 5-6 years’ experience in Payroll & Benefits Administration
  • Experience administering leaves of absence in multiple Canadian provinces and working with medical providers for required information.
  • Strong computer (specifically excel), analytical, oral and written (email) communication skills required
  • Proven experience in providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects in a time sensitive & confidential environment
  • Must be detailed oriented and confident in taking initiative to resolve issues
  • HRIS and payroll experience of more than 1,000 employees required. Ideally in retail enviromnet dealing with high turnover and fluctuations in seasonal work flow
  • Experiece using ADP’s WFN product an asset

Talent Drivers

Collaborative Skills
Personal Conduct

The Body Shop Canada Limited is an equal opportunity employer.  Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please advise the recruiter when contacted

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