Senior Payroll Specialist – East Cork | Collins McNicholas

Senior Payroll Specialist – East Cork

  • Reference: CJ45395
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Waterford
  • Category: Accountancy & Finance

Rare opportunity for an experienced Payroll Specialist to join a leading multinational organisation based in Little Island. If you have 2-5 years Payroll experience in a multinational environment please get in touch for more information. Good scope to extend contract beyond the initial 12 months.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Payroll processing/controls 
  • Processing of payroll for all company employees using Megapay payroll software ensuring the timely and accurate processing of all payroll cycles including disbursements to bank and GL postings. 
  • Execute processes to support the preparation of payroll processing including the simulation of payroll runs and audit reports and validations. 
  • Maintain payroll Master Data in accordance with operational procedures and payroll policies. 
  • Implement procedures to support the management of mass uploads files and reconciliations. 
  • Adhere to interface processing controls and timely handling of Interface and processing errors. 
  • Manage payroll tickets and shared service calls and queries in a timely manner. 
  • Support system enhancements testing and user acceptance testing. 
  • Collaboration with HR Shared Services and other functions to ensure consistent accurate flow of information and received within payroll deadlines for processing. 
  • Ensuring month and year end payroll returns are complete, accurate and timely 
  • Maintain all payroll records as required by revenue and company Data Retention Records. 
  • Engaging with internal and external customers to meet service delivery requirements.
  • Processing Ex-Pat assignments setting up deductions according to contract, coordinating the calculation of hypo-tax etc 
  • Processing Shared Based Compensation 
  • Create and maintain control documentation, process flows and procedures.  
  • Support the execution of the SOX Program (404) 
  • Support internal and external, pension audits and government audits. 

Role Requirements:

  • 2-5 years Payroll experience in a multinational environment
  • IPASS Qualification preferred 

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Michael on 021 4911062 or email

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