Accounting & Finance

Senior Bookkeeper and Payroll Executive

Posted on:

Friday 3rd March 2023

Overview of role:



We are actively seeking a Senior Bookkeeper and Payroll Executive, for our client based in North Dublin.

You will be an enthusiastic and analytical individual capable of managing the day to day accounting functions and the fortnightly and monthly payroll of c.200 employees.

Reporting to senior management, you will be leading a small team providing bookkeeping services to the company clients. You will have a positive can-do attitude, working to a high level of accuracy in this busy but rewarding role.




Financial Accounting

  • Assisting Finance Team with preparation of Monthly & Quarterly Financial Reports
  • Assisting with preparing Quarterly Financial Pack for Directors & Management
  • Assist with preparation of Group VAT Returns on a Bi-Monthly Basis
  • Reconciliation of Control Accounts i.e. Cash Control, Pensions, Wages etc.
  • Preparation & Posting of Journals
  • Assist with filing of F45s (Withholding Tax) on a timely basis through Revenue on Line
  • Any other duties as requested by your Line Manager, necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the Business 



  • Ensure the accurate processing of Payroll on a weekly basis for c.200 employees
  • Mange the transition of Payroll function from external providers to in-house
  • Ensure all real time Payroll requirements and deadlines are met
  • Sending payslips to all staff on a weekly basis
  • Manage the registration of starters and de-registration of leavers through Payroll and revenue online
  • Process weekly bank payments files through online banking
  • Reconcile and maintain payroll related accounts e.g. pension contributions, bike/bus to work, health insurance, BIK etc.
  • Deal with staff queries responsively, accurately and confidentially
  • Prepare and submit all Revenue returns relating to Payroll
  • Prepare and submit payroll related CSO returns
  • Manage staff expense claims
  • Support any payroll system upgrades
  • Ensure GDPR compliance in relation to maintaining employee records and archives
  • Support Finance & HR team with tasks as required on time and attendance system
  • Maintain own Knowledge on Payroll and Employment Legislation updates




  • Relevant payroll or IPASS qualification essential (or equivalent relevant payroll experience)
  • Accounting Technician or equivalent. Working towards professional accountancy Qualifications (ACCA, CPA etc.) also considered
  • 3 to 4 years’ proven experience in payroll systems gained within a in a high-volume, fast-paced payroll function
  • Familiarity on working with a time and attendance system desirable, but not essential
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Package , particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team to strict deadlines, as well as on own initiative



  • Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications, ranging from €50K to €60K, negotiable
  • Hybrid Working arrangements possible
  • Flexible working hours
  • Other Benefits


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