Payroll Specialist- Ireland and UK

Role Description

I am working with my client based in the city centre who are lookin to recruit a payroll specialist for a permanent position. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Ensure full-cycle payroll processing in a timely and accurate manner on a monthly basis in accordance with government legislation and company policy
  • Undertake audits of payroll records and perform adjustments and corrections as necessary
  • Create payroll reports as required, and provide payroll information to Senior Management as requested
  • Prepare and reconcile month end journal entries, payroll and benefits billing and reconciliations
  • Prepare analysis of payroll and employee costs
  • Ensure that all government remittances and other payments are processed in a timely manner
  • Assist with the administration of the various employee benefit plans
  • Process pension contributions
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all employees and external stakeholders
  • Perform year end reconciliations and reporting and assist in completing audit support and queries.
  • Seek to continuously improve payroll and benefit processes
  • Work closely with the Finance and Human Resources Department to ensure accurate payroll processing and reporting
  • Maintain employee data on the finance system
  • Manage the credit card platforms and process credit card expenses on the system
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Key Requirements


  • Have basic Accounting knowledge
  • Have a minimum of 2-3 years payroll experience and strong working knowledge of Dublin and UK payroll legislation and regulations
  • Strong attention to detail and adherence to procedures and policies
  • Be highly motivated, work on own initiative and confidence to engage with management
  • Proficient with MS Office – particularly Excel (intermediate to advanced)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, to be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Legislative and compliance understanding  and knowledge
  • Enthusiasm for change and improvements to the business
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