Payroll and Benefits Specialist

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My client, a global company in North Dublin, is looking for a Payroll and Benefits Specialist to join their team in a permanent position.

In this role you will manage all aspects of the pay and benefits for all employees in Ireland. Responsible for processing the monthly payroll and for administering all benefits, applications and queries associated with pension, medical insurance and annual bonus payments.


  • Must have 5+ years experience in a finance or HR department and in processing complex payrolls
  • Must be a qualified payroll technician
  • Must have experience with computerised accounting systems and have a good knowledge of computer software MS office; Word, Excel.
  • Must be able to organise and prioritise tasks for self
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong organisational skills
  • Ideally have experience of ADP & SAP systems for payroll management and processing.
  • Experience in dealing with and manging employee queries in an efficient and professional manner
  • Be a team player as a key member of the HR Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process the monthly payroll payments on time ensuring SAP and ADP have been updated with all relevant changes and updates.
  • Update SAP with all relevant data provided by HR team and companys benefit providers.
  • Ensure all new starters, leavers and promotions are processed accurately and timely.
  • Responsible for timely and professional resolution of any employee payroll related queries.
  • Check all changes to tax details as notified by ADP from revenue are applied to relevant employee
  • Check ADP Trial reports to ensure all changes and updates have been captured and processed correctly.
  • Check ADP Final reports to ensure final payslips are correct and no errors have been generated between processing of the Trial reports and Final reports
  • Address any queries or errors identified on either the trial reports or final reports with ADP too ensure they are resolved before the payroll is closed for final payment run.
  • Prepare Monthly analysis and reconciliation of payroll costs (salary, Overtime, Callouts Holidays, Benefits and taxes)
  • Prepare and submit returns to Revenue ( PAYE/PRSI and P35 returns).
  • Be the main point of contact with ADP for time and payroll related queries.
  • Raise tickets with ADP and follow through for timely resolution.
  • Download the SEPA bank file from ADP and upload to the bank for payment.
  • Download and review the monthly pension and exception report from ADP and send to JLT.
  • Ensure all P45s are issued for leavers and a copy retained by HR Department.
  • Complete social welfare, bank forms, letters confirming service & any other payroll related letters.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual payroll schedule and timeline with ADP
  • Review year-end payroll reports and reconcile with ADP reports.
  • Ensure all P60s are issued in a timely manner.

If you are interested in applying for this role please call Nicola on +353 1 2784671 email or apply directly on  or by clicking here.

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the Cpl Group.