Senior Payroll Specialist

Job description

Job Title: Senior Payroll Analyst

Location: Westport

Type of contract: 1 year Fixed Term Contract


Our client is recruiting for a Senior Payroll Analyst to join their busy Human Resources team in Westport on a 1-year fixed-term contract basis. 


This Senior Payroll Analyst will be responsible for processing and correcting payroll transactions and supporting pre-payroll activities and year-end payroll activities. They will also be reviewing and verifying files generated internally/by payroll vendors.


Key Responsibilities of the Senior Payroll Analyst Job:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders and with the Payroll Vendor to process payroll and resolve payroll transactions that are in error.
  • Review and validate payroll files (e.g. Payroll Reconciliation File, Bank File) and reports generated.
  • Comply with and support all Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) assessments and audits.
  • Support pre-payroll activities and assist in resolving bank errors.
  • Deal with employee/manager queries.
  • Support Year-End Payroll processing activities.
  • Lead country specific projects and participate on global project teams.
  • In this role, some travel may be required when Covid restrictions are lifted.


Level of education required for this Job:

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Finance/Accounting.
  • 5 + years of payroll operational experience.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or equivalent.


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