Job Description

Payroll Supervisor - County Cork

Ref No: AM17534

County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Payroll Supervisor - County Cork.

This position will be one of 3 Supervisors/Managers in the team and will focus on supervising the International Payrolls located in Cork. The function services the company's well-established entities in EMEA, Canada, Asia & Latin America.

This role is as an Operational Supervisor 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. We are seeking an individual with experience in a fast-paced working environment with proven ability to multitask yet remain focused on key priorities, and with previous people management experience.

In this role you will:

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 co-operation with another 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 other functions to deliver a successful Payroll program whilst supporting the corporate 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

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.

Lead/drive/support initiatives/projects as agreed with Payroll Manager in support of overall Payroll Goals and Objectives.

Interested applicants should be experienced Payroll Supervisors/Team Leaders, 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 and 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.

Customer service: A commitment and focus on customer service – defining and exceeding multiple customer expectations and inspiring the team to deliver on the service commitments
Process focusses: Skills in process analysis, assessment and improvement and creating a team environment where continuous improvement is encouraged.
Interpersonal Skills: An effective team player, whose energy and well-developed communication skills make this person a persuasive leader, negotiator and relationship builder. 


Fluent English required. An additional European language or languages would be beneficial.

Ideally a business degree payroll qualification, with either IPASS or CIPP.

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 audits.
Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required. Experience of T&A systems such as Workday and/or Kronos an advantage, SAP experience a plus.
Financial Shared Services background with international payrolls experience

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