Finance Manager - Payroll & Reward

Dublin, Ireland
21 Mar 2023
29 Mar 2023
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Role: Finance Manager – Payroll & Reward

Purpose of role: Management of Payroll Accounting & Reporting

Reports to: Payroll, Reward & 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 countries in which we 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, supporting on delivery of further automation of payroll interface
  • Support delivery of further automation of payroll interfaces in a number of 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
  • Assist in the submission of periodic reporting suite to ABF (Associated British Foods)
  • Involvement in technical financial accounting advice, researching the impact of accounting policy decisions on the business and advising of relevant changes
  • Leading and management of direct reports.
  • Support In New Markets Projects, developing & testing of payroll files interfacing with financial systems
  • Preparation and analysis of financial year end notes for reporting packs
  • Key link with local retail teams, ensuring timely resolution of queries & requests.
  • Further enhance reporting of costs & controls
  • Significant cross-functional, both internal & external, in particular Retail, P&C, Payroll Providers & Payroll Processing Teams
  • Management and development of team
  • Other ad hoc reporting and project involvement as required
  • Comfortable working and taking responsibility in a dynamic environment
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CPA or equivalent)
  • Big 4 background or a number of years industry experience preferred
  • 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
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) - need to communicate to all levels within the business
  • Team player & strong relationship builder, able to work across numerous functions, internal & external
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