EMEA Payroll Analyst (Pharmaceutical)

Negotiable Contract Dublin City Centre
11/07/2019 Ref: 2426
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Barden are assisting a globally leading pharmaceutical company to identify an EMEA Payroll Analyst to join their growing team in a newly created role for the business. Based in their EMEA headquarters, the role provides the opportunity to develop and take new on challenges in a multinational environment with a strong company culture and value system.


As a Payroll Analyst, you will support the function alongside the Payroll Manager to ensure payroll is processed for our EMEA regions in a timely manner. Other key day to day activities will include:

  • Work with third party vendors to ensure timely, accurate, efficient processing of payroll across Ireland, the UK & EMEA;
  • Prepare payroll-related documentation to ensure payroll accuracy before submittal to our third-party payroll provider;
  • Process new hires, terminations, status changes, tax changes, direct deposits, pay rate changes, process off-cycle payments including final salary, bonuses and commissions;
  • Full responsibility for the checking of trial and final payroll outputs which includes payslips, gross to net reports and monthly variance analysis;
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of payroll and payment to employees;
  • Month end reporting including preparation of payroll journals and balance sheet reconciliation;
  • Responsible for payroll tax activities; including compliance with Revenue and other government institutions. Ensure statutory payroll requirements are met through pro-active research and validation of local payroll legislation and annual updates;
  • Liaise with international HR and Accounting teams to assume responsibility for the payroll processing function;
  • Partner with HR to align payroll and benefit enhancements. Ensuring benefit deductions tie to payroll deductions
  • Maintain awareness of the current global payroll landscape to ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements worldwide
  • Provide positive customer service on all questions related to compensation from employees, taxing authorities, senior management, third party vendors, accounting, etc.
  • Assist with the streamlining of procedures an assist in ongoing process improvements and projects on the team.


  • IPASS qualified;
  • Circa 1 – 2 years’ experience in a busy, high-volume environment;
  • Strong technical knowledge of Irish payroll;
  • Knowledge and experience preferable across EMEA, but not essential;
  • Meticulous organizational skills and detail-oriented;
  • Professional with primary focus on confidentiality, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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