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Pension Specialist (5585)

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Pension Specialist
Organization:  Corus Entertainment Inc.
Province:  Ontario
Location:  Hybrid in Toronto, or Remote
Job Start Date:  05-Feb-2024

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. 

Our culture and our people are what make us, US.

We have a passion to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Our award-winning culture is an expression of who we are, what we do, and how we thrive. Our values describe our culture in action. They outline how we achieve our goals, work together, engage with partners, and interact in our communities. At Corus, we Win Together, Think Beyond, Make it Happen, Learn Every Day and Show We Care. 

Ready to join US?

Division: Corporate

Work Status: Full Time

Location: Toronto, ON (Hybrid or Remote)

Apply By:  February 7,  2024


About the Role:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Benefits & Pension, you will play a key role in leading all Corus pension activities within a non-union and union environment and be a part of a very dynamic and collaborative Total Rewards team.

You will contribute by:

  • Responsible for program management of multiple Defined Contribution (DC), Defined Benefit (DB) plans, as well as the Group RRSP and Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Develops and maintains partnerships to ensure Corus, its plan members, People Team Business Partners, and Labour Relations receive reliable, timely and high-level customer service from pension providers in compliance with legislative and industry standards.
  • Acts as Recording Secretary for the Retirement Council, coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, and materials in conjunction with consultants and maintaining rigorous record keeping of all Retirement Council materials.
  • In conjunction with senior leaders and pension consultants, develops plan members communications as required under pension and tax legislation, such as enrollment opportunities, annual pension statements, plan member booklets, and benefit calculation packages.
  • Writes high quality business correspondence to plan members, consultants, and legislative parties
  • Maintains internal company intranet plan member content and collaborates with pension providers on external pension plan member sites.
  • Reviews and edits pension contracts and other plan documents language to provide feedback for changes, seeking consulting or management advice where needed.
  • Works closely with consultants overseeing pension plan accounting to ensure tight and accurate record keeping of pension budget, pension expenses and fees tracking to ensure services provided as agreed to, processing invoices for payment.
  • Leads pension audits, performing Excel analysis, to ensure high level of data integrity and issues prevention, working with Total Rewards team and consultants to accurately manage member pension plan data.
  • Leads Dayforce HCM pension system set up configurations, contribution rates, interfaces, and processes
  • Leads the annual Pension Adjustments (PAs) analysis process with pension consultants and Corus Payroll team to ensure accurate calculations are reported on member’s T4 taxation forms.
  • Collaborates with pension consultants to prepare and file regulatory requirements, such as Contribution Planners and Annual Information Returns (AIRs).
  • Develops, reviews, and updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), as needed.
  • Ensures rigorous recordkeeping of plan member digital and physical pension records.
  • Provides back-up for Benefits Specialist and Total Rewards Coordinator as needed, and cross-trains them to back up Pension Specialist responsibilities.

Skills and experience you will bring:

  • Has a key understanding of Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) pension plan legislation and administration.
  • Takes ownership of pension activities including leading projects and meeting timelines and deliverables.
  • Possesses exceptional interpersonal, communication and business writing skills with the ability to communicate information professionally, clearly, and simply.
  • Works collaboratively with parties at all levels to achieve the goals, find alternative solutions, and seeks expert advice where warranted.
  • Displays highly developed prioritization, time management, project management and multi-tasking skills, while working well under pressure.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain high attention to detail for proofreading and auditing.
  • Displays strong technical skills with advanced Excel experience for performing data analysis (e.g. vlookup, IF statements, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Attainment or working towards Certified Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and/or Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designations.
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