ICON Clinical Research Senior Payroll Associate in Dublin, Ireland

Senior Payroll Associate – 11 month fixed term contract

Location: Dublin

ICON plc, a leading Clinical Research Organisation, employing approximately 13,500 employees across 97 offices in 38 countries, seeks an ambitious and highly motivated Senior Payroll Associate to join its Finance Department at its Leopardstown Global HQ.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and hardworking Senior Payroll Associate to assist in the payroll cycle for ICON Plc on a global scale.

Based in our global HQ, this is a fantastic opportunity to join one of Ireland’s leading Plc’s where you can make an impact globally and support ICON’s mission to help its clients to accelerate the development of drugs and medical devices that save patient lives and improve their quality of life.

  • The Role:*

  • Responsible for ensuring payroll inputs to 3rd party payroll vendors are completed and that trial and final payroll outputs are checked prior to salary payments being made

  • Liaising with external payroll providers and internal departments, such as HR and Finance

  • Ensure internal controls are implemented so that monthly changes are captured and processed correctly and that any differences are reconciled and explained

  • Upload electronic files and input any manual payments to the bank

  • Manage the Payroll mailbox to ensure queries are answered in a timely manner and filed appropriately

  • Ensure that all monthly and annual tax, pension and compliance requirements are met

  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to internal and external auditors

  • Work as part of Payroll team to ensure that all processes are as efficient as possible, documented appropriately and SOX Compliant.

  • Any other reasonable duties that may be defined by the payroll manager from time to time.

  • The Candidate:*

  • Experience of EMEA Payroll processes and working with payroll vendors (preferable but not essential)

  • Proven experience of working in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service

  • Ability to work under pressure, to strict deadlines with a high volume of transactions

  • Attention to detail with excellent numerical and analytical skills

  • Team player

  • Proficient user of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel

  • Positive and pro-active approach to work, able to work on own initiative

  • Good organization skills

  • Benefits of Working in ICON:*

ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a great career.

We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart. Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage. We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.