Senior Payroll Specialist - Dublin West

  • Job Location

    West Dublin

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job Type


  • Salary

    EUR50,000 - EUR55,0000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Emma Morrissey

  • Contact email:

  • Reference


Lincoln Recruitment have been retained to recruit on behalf of our client, based in City West, and are seeking applications for an experienced Payroll Specialist for an initial 6 month Fixed Term Contract 

The primary objective of this role is to review the current payroll process and make it more efficient.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure full-cycle payroll processing in a timely and accurate manner, on a weekly basis, in accordance with government legislation and company policy.
  • Address all queries, exceptions and be the main point of contact for all payroll matters
  • Utilise current IT systems to automate all administrative processes from a Payroll perspective and explore the possibility of outsourcing the function.
  • Ensure that payroll process is efficient and accurate and at all times implement efficiencies
  • Ensure that monthly and yearly local tax payments and compliance requirements are met (P30’s, P45’s, P60’s & P35’s CSO reports)
  • Validate all payrolls at summary and individual employee levels before approval for payment to Finance
  • Support audits of payroll processes and audit outcomes
  • Co-ordinate payments to benefits providers such as health insurers and administrators of such schemes as pension, VHI & Risk schemes
  • Maintain and take ownership for the HR and Time and Attendance system
  • Complete payroll reports weekly as required for finance/HR, including GTN and net pay reports.
  • Manage and implement the BIK process for Health Insurance & Company Car in line with Revenue guidelines and company guidelines.
  • Prepare analysis of payroll and employee costs
  • Assist with the administration of the various employee benefit plans
  • Any other duties that may be assigned


  • 3rd level and/or professional qualification in a payroll-related discipline (e.g. Accounting Technician, IPASS, Institute of Taxation)
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience working in a similar environment is essential
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office essential. Knowledge of Excel pivot tables and relevant functions (e.g. VLOOKUP) essential
  • Strong customer service
  • Proactive and capable of working on own initiative
  • Comprehension of Irish employment law and payroll related tax matters
  • Excellent knowledge of payroll processes and reporting
  • Proficient user of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Experience in using Quantum would be an advantage
  • Experience in a TMS is an advantage


  • Excellent Attention to detail, payroll needs to be completed in an accurate fashion
  • Continuous Improvement – Ability to suggest and implement process efficiencies
  • Communication – ability to communicate within all areas of the business and at all levels
  • Collaborative – ability to work at all levels of the organisation to implement the payroll agenda
  • Driven – Has the ambition to get things done but at all times working in a collaborative nature
  • Proactive/ Thinks outside box – comes forward new ways to do things and a proposal on the plan on implementing.