Grant Thornton Ireland

Payroll Manager

05 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
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Contract type
Full time

About Grant Thornton Ireland

Grant Thornton is one of Ireland’s leading professional services firms. Operating on an all island basis across 8 offices, the firm has over 1200 partners and staff. Grant Thornton Ireland is a member firm of Grant Thornton International (GTI). GTI member firms operate in more than 130 countries at 700 offices with 47,000 people. Together these people generate $4.5bn of revenue across the Global organisations. Managed and directed by the partners, Grant Thornton Ireland’s strategy is to grow by focussing on selected sectors, market propositions and specialist service lines where we can achieve a position of the number 1/2 adviser in that chosen field.

About FAAS

Aligned to the Ireland strategy, FAAS is a team of finance professionals focussed on large Corporate, multinational entities and complex financial institutions. Formed in November 2012 with 12 people, the team now has 110 people across two offices. With the aim of providing solutions to accounting challenges in global finance functions, the FAAS team go to market across 4 proposition areas:

Global Compliance and Reporting

  • SSC model – multi jurisdictional
  • Statutory accounts
  • Statutory audits

Accounting Advisory

  • GAAP conversion
  • Complex financial instruments
  • Legal entity simplification

Effective Financial Reporting

  • Close process improvement
  • Transition management

Business Process Outsourcing

  • Controllership
  • Reconciliation
  • Remediation projects
  • Transaction

The characteristics of the target client base we are selling to are as follows:

  • complex clients and group structures;
  • multi-jurisdictional;
  • technically demanding;
  • driving efficiency and change;
  • looking for value;
  • want a single point of contact ;
  • sophisticated procurement processes; and
  • often SEC regulated.

The service delivery therefore demands a combination of rigorous project management with clear communication protocols, technical excellence and a deep knowledge of shared service centre operating environments.

This is a cross sector offering and therefore, the candidate can have experience working in either a corporate and financial services environment.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Utilising in depth payroll knowledge and experience to support clients in short and medium term project engagements on domestic and international payroll e.g. payroll provider transitions, payroll process reviews, audits and short term staff shortages;
  • Supporting clients in assignments to design tailor made solutions;
  • Maintain and develop existing and new client relationships to ensure our partnership is real;
  • Onsite and offsite client support with delivery of their domestic and international payrolls;
  • Dealing with day to day client employee queries on domestic and international payrolls;
  • Investigation of payroll issues including utilising the international network of Grant Thornton firms to procure and co-ordinate solutions to client queries;
  • Producing reports on a regular basis including payroll consolidated reporting and performance KPI reports;
  • Administrative responsibility, management and accurate record keeping of client queries; and
  • Other such duties in connection with payroll processing, issue resolution and client relations as may arise from time to time.

Required attributes

  • Confident and passionate communicator, highly articulate;
  • A strong, genuine interest in international payroll;
  • Commitment to career development in payroll;
  • Ability to learn quickly and keep abreast of developments;
  • An ability to think laterally and follow things through;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines consistently, and to take ownership of role;
  • Highly organised and efficient; and
  • A passion for client service.

Required essential skills

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in an international payroll processing role;
  • A detailed knowledge of payroll processing including benefits administration and statutory payroll regulations;
  • Familiarity with multinational organisation benefits including pensions, share schemes (ESPP, RSU, Share options), pensions, bonuses, commissions;
  • Detailed understanding of all payroll stakeholders and their needs;
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office) including a very high level of excel skills;
  • High level of attention to detail and strong initiative;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines consistently, and to take ownership of role;
  • A strong sense of responsibility and confidentiality; and
  • Strong communication skills with excellent report writing skills.

Desirable skills / attributes

  • Demonstrated career development in payroll;
  • Experience managing/leading a team; and
  • Experience in delivery of payrolls for clients.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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