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Payroll Specialist

posted Sep 1, 2011, 7:18 AM by Alex Rad   [ updated Oct 13, 2011, 5:53 AM ]


Payroll Specialist – Nordic Region (Permanent)

Job Background:

The Finance team in Cork is the shared service centre for all European accounting activity, including all Manufacturing and Sales & Distribution accounting activity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Full responsibility for the input to our payroll providers for monthly payroll of salaried and hourly paid employees across our Nordic region
  2. Ensuring that data from Merlin and Time & Attendance systems have processed correctly and that any failures of the files are corrected and resubmitted
  3. Manual upload of employee personal tax and social insurance information to the payroll provider
  4. Receipt of documentation from our employees employees and filing and maintenance of same for payroll records and for audit purposes
  5. Fully responsible for checking of trial and final payroll outputs which

  • Payslips,
  • Gross to net reports,
  • Weekly and monthly costing and deduction reports plus the reconciliation of same.
  • Bank Transmission of funds by EFT.
  • Issuing documentation for leavers in a timely fashion.
  • Month end reporting and posting of payroll to SAP general ledger.
  • Dealing with queries from employees, Hr, Supervisors, managers and the local government offices.
  • Recording and reporting of clocking hours and holiday balances.
  • Retention of all records in a proper manner.
  • Implementing and maintaining controls over all documentation and processes in line with SOX requirements
  • Processing payroll deduction payments i.e. Pension, Union etc.,
  • Processing payments to third parties etc.
  • Full payroll statutory compliance
  • Covering for other payroll functions where necessary
  • Tax year end experience.
  • Project work including systems enhancements to better manage our payrolls, rollout of a global workforce management system and migration of the payrolls from our existing payroll providers to a Globally selected provider

  • Minimum of Leaving Certificate examination (or equivalent) with Maths and Accounting or Business Studies
  • Qualified Payroll Specialist or Accounting Technician or studying for similar qualification desirable
  • Must be capable of dealing with high volume and regular changes in volume.
  • Good Organisation Skills.
  • Excellent Communicator.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent team player
  • Fluency in Swedish with 1 or more Nordic languages would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience of Nordic Payroll processes would be an advantage

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