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Payroll Manager

  • Job reference: 935224
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 30/04/2021

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Manger for our Multinational Biopharmaceutical client based in the Cork region on an initial 14-month contract.


Job Purpose


Reporting to the Payroll Assoc Director of the International GFS, this position will be one of 3 Supervisors/Managers in the team and will focus on supervising the International Payrolls located in Cork.

This role is as an operational Manager and as such the successful candidate must have previous experience of running a broad spectrum of payrolls end to end using a Payroll Outsource model.

Position Specific Job Requirements:
* Manage, train, and provide guidance and direction to the assigned Payroll Team Members Performance management of team members through coaching and regular 1-to-1's
* Motivation and development of team to operate the International Payroll process in the GFS Centre in cooperation with other Payroll Management Team
* Lead and manage Payroll team members and processes to drive efficiencies and support a scalable Payroll model in the future with a high focus on achievement of on Target KPI's
* Work with HR and Payroll providers to ensure consistent and accurate flow of information and that Payrolls are processed accurately, timely and in accordance with country local requirements
* Month end payroll activities-reviewing journals, accruals and Balance Sheet reconciliations.
* Ensure that monthly and yearly local tax payments and compliance requirements are met.
* Ensure sufficient controls are in place and are implemented to capture changes month on month and any differences are reconciled and explained. Propose changes as required.
* Schedules, participates and facilitates payroll related meetings and presentations.
* Provides timely and accurate reporting to internal and external agencies, e.g. Inland Revenue, etc.
* Work closely with GFS functions to deliver a successful Payroll program whilst supporting the GFS vision and strategic objective.
* Continuous Improvement needs to be a daily mindset for this role and direct reports - continuously enhancing, streamlining and standardising processes and/or policies that identify and utilise technologies that will provide further efficiencies Ø
* Responsible for ensuring the internal control is accurate for Payroll processing and associated processes under the remit of this role & adherence to all internal controls as required for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;
* Drive and own the monthly metric reporting process
* Drive and own the month-end process along with other Payroll Supervisor, ensuring all deadlines are met in line with month end close agreements. Ø
* Lead/drive/support initiatives/projects as agreed with Payroll Manager in support of overall Payroll Goals and Objectives Knowledge, experience, competencies The person we seek will be an experienced Payroll Supervisor/team leader with experience of operating multi-country payroll processes in a multi-national corporation and will have held a Payroll position in a similar organization operating in several major countries in International Regions with a willingness to occasionally travel to enhance business relationships.

* The person will require considerable experience of direct team leadership with at least 3-5 years demonstrated effective people supervision. Experience of setting up and/or operating Payroll processes in Shared Service Centres in a multi-country corporate environment is an advantage.

* The person we seek will be able to communicate effectively in English. An additional European language or languages would be beneficial.

Specific Education, Experience Requirements:
* 3rd level Finance / Business degree Payroll qualification with either IPASS or CIPP essential Management of 3rd Party Payroll Providers
* Demonstrated expertise in Stock payments RSU, ESPP and relevant taxes, Global Mobility/ in pats/expats
* Detailed knowledge and experience of Payroll SOX Compliance and dealing with internal and external audit
* Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required. Experience of T&A systems such as Workday and or Kronos an advantage, SAP experience

For more information on this role, call Dan on +353 868140295 or email Daniel.ryan@orioneng.com for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities.


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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