Payroll Accounts Administrator

Payroll Accounts Administrator 

Payroll Accounts Administrator

Irish Lights is currently recruiting for an experienced Payroll/Accounts Administrator. The Payroll/ Accounts Administrator reports directly to the Payroll / Creditors Lead and is primarily responsible for processing payroll. The role is also responsible for assistance with supplier invoice processing (and associated tasks) and general accounts administration.

Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Employee/pensioner payroll processing including data entry, data validation and the gross to net pay calculation
  • Maintenance and updating of all payroll records
  • Processing of system month/year ends
  • Ensuring full compliance with all Revenue rules, regulations and deadlines in relation to employee/ pensioner payments
  • Processing of supplier invoices and employee expenses
  • Auditing employee expenses claims to ensure compliance with Irish Lights policy
  • Monthly analysis and reporting of employee expenses
  • Preparation and processing of nominal journals
  • Assist Management Accountant with monthly and annual accounts
  • Provide cover for the Creditors Administrator
  • Assist with other ad-hoc duties and project work as directed by the Finance and Procurement Manager or Director of Corporate Services
  • Deliver on objectives agreed in the Performance and Development System (PADS)

Key Requirements, Qualifications, Experience and skills


  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Thorough understanding of Revenue PAYE Guidelines
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and achieve objectives to agreed deadlines in a timely manner


The following are desirable but not essential for the post:

  • IPASS qualified or other relevant qualification
  • Experience of Sage Micro Pay
  • Basic knowledge of accounts administration and basic accounting

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing Pack for further information.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 June 2019. Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter via or by emailing Gemma Gregan at

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