Payroll Specialist

Location Cork
Discipline: Finance
Vacancy Type Permanent-Full Time
Contact name: Kellie Blake

Job ref: 001702
Published: about 2 months ago

Dornan are currently recruiting for a Payroll Specialist to work in our Head Office in Little Island.


Dornan are a leading Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation contractor with projects in Ireland, Europe and the UK. Dornan are involved in projects across many sectors such as Pharmaceutical, Power, Waste to Energy, Commercial, Data Centre and Petrochemical. 


You will join a hard working ambitious team and you will benefit from a supportive culture, where your ideas and contributions will be recognised.


The payroll specialist will work within the busy Payroll Department and will be responsible for the processing of in-house weekly and monthly payrolls for Ireland, UK and outsourced European payrolls.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of end-to-end monthly payroll
  • Preparation and review of monthly payroll information for outsourced foreign payroll provider
  • Co-ordinating the interaction between home and international payroll
  • Responsible for the review of other payrolls within the department
  • Support the team and mentor junior members where required.
  • Support the payroll manager with the overall efficient running of the payroll function.
  • Continuously reviewing existing payroll procedures and providing suggestions for improvement where required
  • Providing guidance and support for the payroll team when upgrades and changes are implemented in payroll software.
  • Ensuring compliance with Revenue in relation to Revenue Payroll Notifications, Payroll Submissions, and enquiries
  • Respond to payroll queries from employees and internal/external business partners.
  • Liaise with HR, Finance, Auditors, Social Welfare, Revenue / HRMC and any external partners and institutions.
  • Responsible for monthly payroll reporting and ensuring that the general ledgers are updated accurately and on time.
  • Provide manual calculations and payments as and when required.
  • Keep up to date with payroll related regulatory changes that may impact the business.
  • Ensure payroll is controlled tightly to adhere with SOX, GDPR and internal compliance procedures.
  • Other ad‐hoc duties, month‐end and year end tasks as required.


  • IPASS qualification desirable


  • 3+ years’ payroll experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent eye for detail and strong problem solving skills

Why Dornan? 

  • Dornan are a well-established company with a family feel and a down to earth team
  • Dornan offer a clear progression path , always seeking opportunities to promote from within
  • Dornan offer educational assistance and promote CPD
  • Dornan promote collaboration through various team building , social and charity events
  • Dornan are committed to employee wellbeing with our Employee Assistance Programme and an in house Health & Wellbeing advisor