by Digital Extremes

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024
Digital Extremes

Job Description


Digital Extremes is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Payroll Administrator to join our Finance team. Working under the direction of the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Administrator is accountable for all functional aspects of payroll. Your responsibilities will include accurate and timely processing of payroll for Canadian and US employees, ensuring compliance with applicable legislation, and achieving operational excellence through process and workflow management. Integrity and excellent attention to detail are crucial for this role. The ideal candidate will also have a strong work ethic, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and is comfortable responding to shifting demands in a challenging and fast paced environment. The ideal candidate is comfortable with a hybrid work model, which includes a combination of remote and in-office work."


  • Administration of biweekly payroll, including the accurate processing of new hires, taxable benefits, time and attendance, leaves of absence, terminations, etc.
  • Review and approve employee expense reports, in accordance with company policies
  • Prepare and review financial journal entries, and maintain payroll workbooks and documentation
  • Reconcile payroll accounts and balance by resolving any discrepancies
  • Assist with reconciling and administrating various employee benefits or programs including RRSP and SIMPLE IRA, as needed
  • Responding to both internal and external inquiries, audits and/or requests for data by producing well organized reports or other documentation
  • Prepare year-end requirements including T4 and W2 filings, provincial employer health tax returns, workers’ compensation returns etc.
  • Review, implement, and seek to continually improve payroll processes and procedures, recommending new approaches to establish best practices
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Other duties as required


  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Degree or diploma in a related field
  • PCP certification completed or in progress preferred
  • Experience managing full cycle payroll using cloud-based payroll software; experience with Ceridian Dayforce is an asset
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of accounting and journal entries 
  • Knowledge and experience with U.S. payroll is an asset
  • Well-organized and highly detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently, using sound judgment and under strict deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and proven ability to take initiative
  • Proven track record of process improvements or implementations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral


Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 75 million registered players on PC, PS4™, PS5™, Xbox One™, Xbox Series X/S™, Nintendo Switch™, and iOS™. The studio's most recently announced project is the much anticipated Soulframe®, an open-world action-fantasy MMORPG title that is currently under development.

Digital Extremes is headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, and is proud to be selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, achieving this recognition for the last ten years in a row.

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Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Virtual access to Dialogue, our mental wellness and healthcare services app
  • Professional development and career support
  • Work-life balance fitness subsidies
  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at DE
  • Virtual events such as team building exercises, Games night, Live band performances, Adult and separate children’s holiday and summer parties for global teams!


Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.

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