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Senior Payroll Specialist

€45000 - €55000 Accounting & Finance Kildare

At Excel Recruitment, we are currently hiring a Senior Payroll Specialist on behalf of our client, a semi-state body based in Co. Kildare.

The ideal candidate will have Irish Payroll process & management experience, previous team leadership experience, and a passion for providing a high level of service.

Duties of the Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Manage multi-payroll processing from start to finish.
  • Support and mentor junior colleagues.
  • Payroll general ledger reporting and reconciliation of payroll balance sheet
  • Payroll related reporting for management and statutory purposes.
  • Participate in forecast and budgeting processes.
  • Coordinate with HR to ensure payments to employees are in line with contracts.
  • Keep up to date with developments in laws and regulations regarding payroll and related tax enquiries.
  • Act as a 1st line support and contact for HR colleagues, employees, and managers on payroll and benefit queries.
  • Take initiatives to monitor, challenge, and update all payroll and benefit processes
  • Compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and responsibility for ensuring that appropriate confidentiality is continuously maintained.
  • Provide a range of financial administration support.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required.


  • 5 years of payroll processing experience
  • IPASS qualification desirable.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
  • Experience with Megapay and Brightpay payroll software preferable.
  • Knowledge of internal controls, and control testing experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, including V-lookups and pivot tab

This is a full-time permanent position with a hybrid working model (2 days from home)

offering a salary of €45,000-€55,00 DOE.

Should you be interested in this Senior Payroll Specialist position please submit your CV via the link provided or call Kayleigh in our Naas office on 045-397140. For more jobs visit the Excel recruitment website.

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