Grant Thornton Ireland

Financial Accounting and Advisory Services - Payroll Specialist

07 May 2019
07 Jun 2019
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FAAS (Financial Accounting & Advisory Services)

FAAS is the fastest growing department in Grant Thornton. Our team has grown from 12 to 160 over the last 6 years. We are a specialist team who service complex large scale and multinational companies, providing solutions to accounting challenges in global finance functions. Our experienced and multinational team operates across 4 key service lines as per the below;

  • Global Compliance and Reporting Solutions

Centralised approach to the following services:

  • VAT
  • Income tax
  • Payroll
  • Company secretarial
  • Statutory accounts production
    • Conversion from group to local
    • GAAP
    • Supporting audit file
    • Tagging & filing

Audit and Accounting Advisory

  • Centralised coordinated audits
  • Conversion to new accounting frameworks
  • Implementation of new accounting standards
  • Technical accounting advice on new transactions

Effective Financial Reporting

  • Interim/Surge resourcing
  • Remediation and review
  • Transition management
  • PMO Offering

Business Process Outsourcing

  • Full or partial process outsourcing including PTP, OTC and RTR
  • Process optimisation
  • Reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Access to consulting advice for Shared Service Centre setup and implementation

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.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Onsite and offsite client support with delivery of their domestic and international payrolls;
  • Utilising 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 deliver payroll solutions;
  • Maintain and develop existing and new client relationships to ensure our partnership is real;
  • Dealing with day to day client 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;
  • 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 2 years’ experience in a payroll processing role;
  • Good 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;
  • 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.

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