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Title:  Director, Payroll Technology




Requisition ID: 187283

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.



The Team

The Payroll Technology team plays a critical role in enabling Global HR Technology to deliver against its mission to meet all operational commitments to IT and HR and driving strategic priorities forward.  


The Role

As a Director of Payroll Technology Projects, your role is to lead and provide oversight to critical payroll projects.  You will ensure technology is designed, tested, and delivered timely and accurately while ensuring compliance.  This is an exciting opportunity to innovate and deliver on critical projects.  This role requires a blench of technical proficiency, project management skills and a deep understanding of payroll to drive a successful project.  


Some of the Key Accountabilities include:

  • Provides strategic direction and leadership for the implementation of Canadian payroll technology projects and initiatives.
  • Provides leadership and support to a team of payroll technologist in the design and build of new payroll solutions.
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of payroll technology solutions through establishing quality standards and rigorous testing by Scotiabank’s Quality Assurance team. 
  • Leads a team of IT professionals located in Toronto, Stratford, and Bogotá to deliver the above initiatives.
  • Works with third party vendors to develop technical solutions and ensures vendors meet project expectations and contractual agreements. 
  • Ensure thorough documentation of project processes, decisions, and outcomes.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards as it relates to payroll and technology.
  • Identify potential project and operational risks and develops strategies to mitigate them. 


What You Will Bring to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10+ years’ work experience in a leadership role in payroll technology or operations. 
  • Deep understanding of payroll systems and technology
  • Minimum of 7+ years experience working with SAP ECC or SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll through leading technology projects or payroll operations
  • Project management experience with agile, waterfall or hybrid project methodologies
  • Expert compliance and regulatory knowledge for Canadian payroll.  Preference will be given to candidates with NPI certification. 
  • Understanding of integrating payroll systems with other ERP for seamless data flow and process integration
  • Understanding of IT governance frameworks and cybersecurity best practices to ensure security of payroll systems and data.


The Workplace

  • We are technology partners who help the business transform how our employees around the world work
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • We foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning
  • We care about our people, allowing them to design how they work to deliver amazing results
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (on pension & profit sharing), and generous vacation




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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