Our client is seeking a Payroll Specialist to join their HR department, based in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the accurate and timely end to end processing of the monthly payroll for the Company
  • Accurately calculating and processing BIK deductions for a significant Company fleet
  • Administering third party deductions, i.e. Pension, VHI, Social Welfare, BIK, LPT
  • Completing control checks prior to transmitting the final monthly payment
  • Liaise with the Finance Department to ensure payroll accruals are accurate
  • Managing the payroll email inbox and deal with all payroll and benefit related queries in a timely manner
  • Prepare and compile specialised payroll reports
  • Keep up to date with Revenue on line services i.e. RPN’s and payroll submissions
  • Keep up to date with legislative changes including employment, taxation and social welfare which impact on payroll and advise other team members and management on same
  • Accurate and timely processing and completion of payroll year end
  • Complete reports for pension brokers and CSO.
  • Manage the time and attendance system including obtaining relevant paperwork and accurately recording all absences and updating HR records i.e. new employees, leavers, annual leave, absences etc
  • Ensure that an attendance report is run weekly and all gaps are addressed in a timely manner as this is essential for the smooth operation of the monthly payroll.
  • Monitoring hours worked to ensure compliance with working time legislation and highlight any concerns to HR Director.
  • Manage annual leave entitlements in line with company policy to ensure employees do not exceed entitlement and highlight any concerns to line management.
  • Responding to all payroll queries for employees
  • Liaise with auditors on an annual basis
  • Be a super user of the time and attendance system (Softworks) and complete implementation of the same
  • Provide advice on all types of leave including statutory and Company
  • Assist with administrative duties within the HR Department such as issuing of contracts

Key Requirements

  • IPASS qualified
  • Have a minimum of 2 years recent experience in a similar role covering end to end payroll processing
  • Have experience in managing a large (in-house) payroll i.e. in excess of 100 employees
  • Have experience in updating and maintaining a time and attendance system
  • Possess a high level of attention to detail and integrity
  • Possess the ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Be a confident communicator both verbal and written
  • Proficient user of MS Office, particularly Excel


Preference will be given to those candidates who, in addition to the above criteria, have experience in calculating Benefit in Kind for a company fleet, have payroll experience within the HR function, and of working with SAGE MicroPay including Advanced Report Writer.

For more information contact Leona at Leona~arconrecruitment.com or on 0860678360

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