Head of Payroll *Vacancy Closed*

By Jackie, Tuesday, 8th June 2021 | 0 comments

Head of Payroll


This is a new position within our firm and requires a positive, self-motivated individual with superior organisational and technical skills.  This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual with a passion for payroll. The role would be fully responsible for the entire payroll function within our payroll bureau.  Responsible for a team of 3, the role is part of the senior management team and involved in strategic planning for the success of the busines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the payroll department by overseeing accurate and timely end to end processing of all client payrolls.
  • Help drive the firm's accounting technology strategy to best serve our clients.
  • Guiding & Supporting the Payroll Manager and team, resolving all technical queries that arise and undertake 1-1s and appraisals.
  • Further develop the payroll department by growing contacts and introducing new clients
  • Further develop the payroll department strucutre, implementing best practice governance and controls.
  • Become proficient in various Accounting software programs (Thesaurus, Sage Micropay, Brightpay, Xero & SAP.) to make qualified recommendations of packages, accounting tools and connected app functionality to clients to support their accounting needs.
  • Guide clients in change management processes, from current practices to the adoption of best practice, using technology, for greater efficiencies and growth.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 4+ years payroll experience in a busy bureau environment
  • IPASS, Accounting Technician, experienced Bookkeeper or Part-Qualified/Qualified Accountant.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software packages such as Thesaurus, Sage Micropay, Brightpay, Xero & SAP or similar with a high aptitude and interest for using new software.
  • Experience implementing new payroll systems, weekly and monthly.
  • Experience of large volume and/or multiple payrolls
  • Experience leading and managing staff an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of all relevant PRSI / Tax legislation
  • Continually keeping up to date with Legislation, Government and Budget changes effecting Payroll.
  • Knowledge of ISA & ISA Accreditation
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with maximum discretion.
  • Excellent organisation, time-management and communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decision making when necessary.
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully to tight deadlines with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience dealing with client queries and providing an excellent service.
  • Client-orientated with initiative, enthusiasm and problem-solving attitude.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • Fluent written & spoken English.

Highly Competitive salary  - negotiable dependent on experience

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