Finance Manager - Payroll, Reward & Financial Reporting

Dublin, Ireland
08 Aug 2022
08 Sep 2022
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Role: Finance Manager – Payroll & Reward Financial Reporting

Purpose of role: Management of Payroll Accounting, Reporting & Controls

Reports to: Payroll, Reward Reporting & Balance Sheet Controls Manager

Location: Dublin Head Office

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Payroll & Reward reporting and control across 14 countries and growing

  • Management role with responsibility for leading a team focused on preparation and analysis of robust periodic financial and management accounts
  • Support the International finance teams by ensuring payroll accounting adheres to local GAAP and IFRS requirements in all markets in which Primark operate
  • Deep understanding of drivers underpinning payroll costs across the Primark Group.
  • Accounting for complex areas such as share based payments & pension.
  • Ensure all payroll & reward accounting checks & controls are adhered to.
  • Review and challenge periodic processes to identify opportunities to drive efficiencies through automation or revised processes.
  • Coach and develop a high performing team responsible for Payroll & Reward Reporting & Controls
  • Break down information in a systematic and communicable manner
  • Escalate, manage and report control issues with transparency in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the monthly close process alongside other financial reporting teams.
  • Provide quality and timely Payroll & Reward information to internal and external customers.
  • Support delivery of automation of payroll interfaces to Oracle Financials in New & existing markets.
  • Team leadership supporting preparation of statutory accounts for a number of international legal entities
  • Key link with audit teams and other advisors ensuring timely and accurate completion of all statutory obligations for a number of legal entities
  • Involvement in technical financial accounting advice, researching the impact of accounting policy decisions on the business and advising of relevant changes
  • Preparation and analysis of financial year end notes for reporting packs
  • Further enhance reporting of costs & controls
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders in Retail Management, P&C, Financial Planning, Financial Reporting, Internal Control and with Internal and External Audit
  • Comfortable working and taking responsibility in a dynamic environment

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent) with 6 years+ PQE preferential
  • Industry experience would be an advantage but not a requirement.
  • A strong understanding of payroll & reward controls, accounting issues, systems and policies applicable to a large international organisation
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse and interrogate data
  • Strong commercial awareness with a sound knowledge of wider business factors
  • High energy and enthusiasm, demonstrating initiative with strong work ethic
  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment, without direct daily supervision and provide leadership to direct reports, peers and supervisors
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales
  • Team player & strong relationship builder, able to work across numerous functions, internal & external

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