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Stantec Senior Business Analyst, Payroll/Tax in EDMONTON, Alberta

Senior Business Analyst, Payroll/Tax - ( 240001NE )


Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that accomplishes operational excellence. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our 28,000 team members in over 400 locations across 6 continents are vital to making our Company stronger.

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Business Analyst, Payroll / Tax, to join our Business Experience (BX) HR/Payroll Delivery team, who is a creative problem solver and passionate about improving the experience our business partners have in effectively managing their payroll and tax efforts globally. This role will report to the Manager, Payroll Solution Delivery, and will help streamline numerous payroll and tax processes to vendors across multiple geographies. Additional responsibilities include implementing changes to existing functionality and delivering new features in Stantec systems within the payroll & tax domains. You will be the liaison to the various stakeholders involved in the Time to Pay business process and will ensure the underpinning system functionality and flows effectively and efficiently meets the various stakeholder needs, both from a day-to-day support and continuous improvement perspective. To successfully accomplish this, you will take a disciplined agile approach working with stakeholders to understand business requirements and engaging with our application development teams to translate them into application requirements and validate solutions throughout the software delivery lifecycle.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the payroll and tax business practice and system flows and deliver appropriate solutions that adhere to Stantec’s philosophy and culture.

  • Work closely with the business users to capture and refine business decisions and requirements to a sufficient level of detail for system solutions to be developed.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to build an understanding of business current and future needs.

  • Analyse current state business processes, identifying pain-points, and developing recommendations for process/system improvement.

  • Document processes using a variety of tools including Visio, MS project, Jira/Confluence and others.

  • Scope business requirements and formulating a plan with the teams to optimally solicit detailed requirements to design and develop the solution most efficiently.

  • Combine your experience with the business analysis and Project Management disciplines to perform the following activities:

    • Conducting stakeholder workshops to elicit need and requirements.
    • Developing process models and other project deliverables using a variety of tools including confluence Jira, GitLab or Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
    • Assisting with solution assessment and selection documentation.
    • Researching, recommending, and implementing solutions.
    • Working with stakeholders to develop business practice and policy documentation.
    • Support the development and participate in user acceptance testing /pilot activities to confirm and improve the user experience
  • Adhere to Stantec’s BX Intake and Change Management practices.

  • Collaborating with business analysts in other business domains (Finance, IT, Payroll, Project Delivery, Project Accounting, Marketing, etc.) to ensure cross-functional requirements and impacts to other stakeholders are considered.

  • Assisting with day-to-day operational issues.

  • Actively support organization change management and communication efforts as they pertain to the initiatives and activities you are supporting.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Able to work in a decentralized business model across multiple Countries and time zones.

  • Understanding of the underpinning system functionality and flows that have been configured in Oracle EBS with strong focus on Payroll, Benefits, Time and Labor and Tax modules.

  • US / Canada payroll and tax knowledge is key specifically in reporting, calculations and balance processes.

  • Good understanding of payroll and tax principles, concepts and processes.

  • Experience performing business analysis and capturing business requirements in a structured systematic manner.

  • Experience in supporting the preparation of test plans/cases/scripts.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Knowledge of integration touchpoints between Oracle EBS products and third-party solution providers will be an asset.

  • Preferably have knowledge of US and Canadian tax payroll processes and calculations

  • Strong system troubleshooting skills.

  • Understanding of ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) practices would be an asset.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint.

  • QA (Quality Assurance) testing tools such as qTest

  • Expertise in any of the cloud HR solutions such as ORC(Taleo), SAP SuccessFactors, Workday etc. will be considered as comparable experience to Oracle HCM Fusion.

  • Familiarity with Jira and Confluence

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary degree preferred, ideally related to Business or Management Information Systems.

  • Minimum of 7 years of related experience

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Edmonton

Other Locations : Canada-Saskatchewan-Regina, Canada-Manitoba-Winnipeg, Canada-Alberta-Calgary, Canada-Ontario-Ottawa, Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Organization : BC-1310 Business Experience-CA Canada

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 15, 2024, 8:08:49 AM

Req ID: 240001NE

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans