Accountancy & Finance


Our client needed our assistance in filling a role. They needed a candidate that had previous admin experience coupled with PA and Payroll.

The role:

Processing of weekly and monthly payroll

Ensure company compliance on all aspects of payroll e.g. PAYE, PRSI, BIK etc

Responding to payroll related queries e.g. hours, payments, salary certs, social welfare etc

Provide daily administration support to the HR Manager

Monitoring and maintaining the company HR database

Manage and maintain records on annual leave, sickness and other absences along with providing support to line managers

Provide information on key HR metrics such as headcount, absenteeism, turnover and stability.

Assist with the recruitment and selection process

Provide general HR advice and support to line managers and employees in line with company policy and procedure and current legislation.

Participate in audits both payroll and HR


  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar role,
  • Previous experiences in a payroll function for 100+ employees. Processing payroll UK jurisdictions a distinct advantage.
  • IPASS qualified or a relevant payroll qualification
  • Knowledge of Irish employment legislation and policies and procedures, UK legislation would also be an advantage.
  • Significant level of IT skills along with experience of working with a HRM system and Payroll software are essential.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written, with fluent English


Each candidate was screened and assessed by

  • phone interview by two FRS Staff members
  • Competency interview with the candidate with an experienced recruiter
  • face to face agency interview to help prep candidate
  • face to face interview with the client
  • two reference checks verified by the agency prior to start date


Searching for the right candidate required searching on sites such as Monster, i.e. advertising on FRS Website, searching our database and asking for referrals from unsuccessful candidates.

Screening and Vetting:

  • Screening involved making sure the candidate matched the details on their CV
  • Having the relevant HR and Payroll qualifications
  • Making sure the role was right for the candidate
  • Preparing the candidate for interview for the client
  • two reference checks verified by the agency prior to start date