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Payroll Specialist

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Regular-Full Time


Dublin - Ireland - Ireland, Kilkenny - Ireland - Ireland

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


As an Ireland Payroll Specialist, you will be responsible for the successful operation of our client’s Irish payrolls through our payroll software.

This position is offered as a Hybrid role with a minimum of 3 days in the office in either Kilkenny or Dublin.

This will include:
• Running end to end payrolls
• Gathering and validating all data and information required to successfully run a client’s payroll through our payroll software platform.
• Work with our Implementation team to ensure the successful setup of the payroll software.
• Work closely with the Implementation team to ensure a smooth transition from onboarding project to live operation.
• Update the Payroll Manager with the latest status including the escalation of risks and issues impacting the project.
• As an Irish payroll expert, you will be confident in responding to customer payroll queries.
• Operate end-to-end payroll process on monthly payrolls for allocated clients (including processing the PAYE Submission, net pay transfers and ROS Payment).



What we need to see from you is…
• 3+ Years’ Experience working within a Payroll, Accounts or Finance Function.
• Excellent time management skills
• Experience working with Payroll Software Sage and Megapay
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and ability to quickly analyse data and come to solid conclusions.
• Superb client engagement skills and confident in engaging with and building relationships with all levels of stakeholders.
• Excellent facilitation, communication, presentation and problem-solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Must be motivated, professional and able to work on own initiative, with the capacity to be a versatile team player – flexible, proactive and pragmatic.
Desired Skills
• Sage and Megapay Payroll Software experience.
• High level of Microsoft Excel experience.
• Experience in other HR functional areas: People Management, Talent Management, Recruitment, Time & Attendance, HR Shared Services, Compensation and Benefits.
• IPASS qualified.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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