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Application Consultant (HR and Payroll)


This is a Full-time position in Etobicoke, ON posted October 19, 2020.

With the right combination of vision, drive, and talent, there are few things you can’t achieve.At Sparkrock ( , we’ve achieved something great: a company that makes a difference in the world, while focusing on clients, employees, and growth.Sparkrock provides enterprise software (ERP) that includes finance, workforce management, payroll and employee scheduling built for not-for-profit organizations, health and human services, and educational institutions. Every day nearly 45,000 people use our ERP & CRM technology to make the world a better place. We’re looking for a new Application Consultant (HR and Payroll) to join us during an exciting phase in our growth.    Application Consultant (HR and Payroll):In this role, you’ll provide human resources and payroll solution consulting services to clients using our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions.You’ll engage with our clients regularly in a professional manner to understand their needs and consult with them on our solutions and offerings. You’ll also contribute to product direction by sharing ideas, strategies, and processes that’ll help build solution advancements to further benefit our clients.Practically speaking, you will:* Participate in key areas of the project including diagnostics, proof of concept, analysis, specification documentation, training, and software configuration* Provide consulting services and advise clients on solution best practices for successful implementation* Support and collaborate with the project managers and other colleagues to move software implementations forward* Create functional and training documents for clients as per the statement of work* Assist with analysis workshops with clients to define business, process, and functional requirements as well as data element requirements* Use the information gathered in analysis workshops to configure systems to meet client needs* Troubleshoot software and implementation issues and provide workaround and functional implementation guidance as needed, completing support cases for clients with quick turnaround* Gather business, process, and integration requirements from clients for successful implementations and data transfers, and support clients in preparing, documenting, and testing scenariosYou’ll be a perfect fit for this role if you are:* An excellent communicator – you always get your message across clearly and effectively to colleagues and clients, whether through a professional email or casual conversation.* A curious learner – you seek out opportunities to learn and explore. You take the time to advance your knowledge to ensure you can support your team and clients by being at the top of your game.* Organized – you’re detail-oriented, disciplined in managing competing priorities and timelines, and you can follow through on deadlines without sacrificing quality.   * Collaborative – you enjoy working with people in other departments, and you have a natural ability to lead and manage others.* Resourceful – you’re flexible, proactive, and able to find creative solutions to problems as they arise. You’re also a forward-thinker who can foresee issues and prevent them from happening.You’ll have the opportunity to grow with us and contribute to the future of our product direction, as you continue to learn and sharpen your skills in a supportive environment. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, we can’t wait to hear from you! Working with Sparkrock: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with a performance-based bonus, health benefits, 3 weeks’ vacation, annual education development budget, and paid time off to volunteer at an organization whose mission makes your heart soar. You’ll work from Monday-Friday, with flexibility during core business hours. Currently, our team is working remotely. Upon a safe return to work you’ll enjoy a hybrid model of working remotely and in-office a few days each week. When we are sharing space together, we enjoy organic fruit delivery, on-site gym and showers, and a $5 per day stipend to cycle to work. We love our open-concept office with its indoor trees, skylights, and whiteboard walls for impromptu brainstorming, and can’t wait to return. We’re accessible from the Kipling subway station and have free parking. You’ll be working in an organization certified as Best Workplaces in Canada (  the last 5 years. You’ll find you’re doing your best work – driven by genuine care for our customers, employees, and business – it’s easy to care about helping people who are making a difference!Qualifications: * 5+ years of experience as an application consultant, HRIS consultant, HR or payroll software implementation specialist, or similar software consulting role, engaging directly with clients for software implementations* Experience with payroll and/or human resources software implementation* Experience with Microsoft versions of Dynamics NAV, 365, and Cloud SaaS implementation* Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Project, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.)* Experience with system and user acceptance testing* Post-secondary degree or diploma in any related field* Microsoft certification on any relevant solutions (e.g., Dynamics) (an asset)* Any of the following certifications would be an asset: CPC, CPM, CHRL, or CHRP* Valid Ontario G class driver’s license (plus access to a reliable vehicle preferred)* Experience working in the education, non-profit, or public sector industry (an asset)How to Apply:Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment and look forward to hearing from you.