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Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Our client, a global leading asset manager and provider of third-party loan and advisory services is currently recruiting for a Payroll and Benefits specialist.

This is a permanent contract with a hybrid working model based in Shannon, Co Clare

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Payroll for the Ireland business

  • Payroll processing (monthly and fortnightly weekly) aligned with established procedures and SLAs.

  • Collect and interpret internal data for payroll processing.

  • Provide accurate data to external payroll providers to enable accurate and timely payroll

  • Verify and approve reports prior to processing.

  • Respond to employee queries in relation to their payroll and provide them with accurate and timely information.

  • Liaise with senior management on payroll related enquiries.

  • Provide relevant information to external auditors as required for payroll auditing processes.

  • Provide reliable management reporting on Payroll.

  • Identify and execute process improvements and efficiencies, where appropriate

Benefits Processing

  • Benefits processing and arranging for relevant deductions; and liaise with external providers as may be required.

  • Maintain and communicate accurate and up to date Standard Operating Procedures for payroll.

  • Key Performance Indicators

  • Accuracy and efficiency of payroll and related benefit processing

  • Accurate and timely payroll submissions and payments

  • Payroll and Systems Audit results

  • Accuracy of benefit enrolments

  • Relevant, accurate and timely reports and analysis

  • Quality and accuracy of Standard Operating Procedures

  •  Feedback from Business leaders, internal and external customers

Skills & Experience

  • Degree qualification and/or successful completion of IPASS

  • Previous Payroll processing experience

  • Previous experience working with HR / Payroll systems

  • Previous data analysis experience

  • Proficient usage of MS office (specifically MS Excel) and experience in trouble shooting Payroll systems

  • An understanding of Irish employment law as it relates to pay, benefits and leave


  • Systems: Proficiency in systems usage

  • Organisational skills

  • Accuracy & Quality

  • Analytical thinking

  • Communication skills – interpersonal and written

  • Flexibility

  • Team working

  • Time management

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Jessica Kennedy