24th March 2019

Accounting Technician-Payroll Specialist

Reference: LMH

Location: County Down Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 24/03/2019

Accounts Technician-Payroll Department

Abacus Careers are working with:

We are representing a successful Manufacturing company based in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, this position will initially cover a maternity post however the successful candidate will have access to permanent opportunities within the business should they arise within that time.


£Attractive Salary Depending on Experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing payroll from the point of receiving payroll data to final payroll payment.
  • Compile appropriate supporting documents for all payroll transactions.
  • Experience processing company share schemes.
  • Assisting with ExPatriate programmes
  • Ensure all third party payroll payments are made on time.
  • Deal with correspondence from HMRC.
  • Prepare and upload payroll nominal journals for posting to the accounting systems Oracle/SAP/Sage on a monthly basis, with support for all journal entries made.
  • Prepare and upload payroll related accrual journals for posting to the accounting systems on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare reconciliation of all payroll control accounts.
  • Provide explanation of monthly movement in payroll control accounts.
  • Provide both Internal & External audit support specific to payroll.
  • Reconcile and complete year-end returns and submit to HMRC.
  • From time to time, you will be required to undertake other responsibilities / activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities, including assisting other teams in busy periods.

Experience and Qualifications Needed:

  • Experience within a payroll position processing multiple payrolls.
  • Ideally applicants should be Part Qualified Accountant or Qualified Accounting Technician.
  • Working knowledge of ADP Freedom or similar payroll package.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in the financial systems Oracle/SAP/Sage/Fourthshift would be an advantage
  • Previous experience within a Shared Service environment would be a distinct advantage

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful, growing and leading company which provides opportunities for collaborative team-based working, learning, development and career advancement together with attractive, competitive and comprehensive remuneration packages.

Skills & Abilities

  • High level of expertise in use of Microsoft packages including Excel and Word
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Primary Contact

Leon McHugh

44 (0)28 90313157


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Leon McHugh

Leon McHugh

Accountancy Recruitment Consultant

028 9099 5218

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