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Part-time Payroll Specialist - Fixed term contract


Job Summary

Zurich Insurance Company is looking for a Payroll Specialist for a fixed term contract, who will reporting to the Head of Service Delivery, HR. 
The Payroll Specialist will deliver accurate and timely payroll’s each month. 

Your Role

As a Payroll Specialist your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
•    Timely management of monthly payrolls each month.
•    Administration of time and attendance system.
•    Support to the Head of HR, Ireland when required.
•    Provides support and assistance to the HR Business Partners/COE’s 
•    Works in partnership with the payroll team and provides specialist advice to all employees/managers. 
•    Investigates complaints and facilitates an appropriate response in accordance with HR policies and legislation.
•    Develops and maintains relationships with both our internal and external customers.
•    Monthly Payroll / Adhoc reporting delivered to our key stakeholders.
•    Administration activities / HRinbox in support of HR operational requirements. 

Your Skills and Experience

As a Payroll Specialist your skills and qualifications will include: 

  • Experience in similar role requirement
  • Ideally have experience in managing end to end process of payroll, which includes customer service experience
  • Previous experience working to strict payroll deadlines.
  • Ipass qualification or A third level degree with a HR/Finance specialism is preferable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 
  • Experience in the use of at least one payroll system, ideally Corepay.
  • SAP HR experience would be an advantage.
  • Management of processes and policies to ensure tight controls are in place.



Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Have excellent inter-personal skills
  • Be able to build rapport, maintain confidentiality and provide knowledgeable and credible solutions to employee payroll issues
  • Be able to develop and build strong external relationships  
  • A team player with a flexible, positive attitude towards work
  • Professional telephone manner and strong organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload within a team environment
  • Keeping abreast of payroll legislation
  • Able to operate independently with minimal support and guidance


Success Measures

  • Achieves qualitative and quantitative targets
  • Demonstrates appropriate levels of customer services as per SLA
  • Acts within agreed authority levels and other business criteria

Additional Information

Primary work location is Dublin. Position is Ballsbridge-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Marie Byrne is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are 

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit. 

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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