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Project Lead - Payroll

Location: Cork Role: Contract Contract Length: 12 months


You will manage, together with the broader Global Project Team, the transition of the current Time & Attendance system Kronos to Workday Time for sites in Ireland, Netherlands & Canada.

Based at the Financial Shared Service centre in Cork that currently manages payrolls for approx. 40 countries across the EMEA & Canada region.

Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of this project on time, within budget and within scope for the FSS managed sites.

Oversee all aspects of the project, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project.

Prepare reports for management regarding status of project.

The role will also include Supervisory duties in Payroll Department covering a number of countries as part of this project role.

This role will report to the Assoc Director of Payroll.

Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors
Ensure that the project is delivered on-time, within scope and budget
Ensure resource availability and allocation
Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule using appropriate verification techniques.

Report and escalate to management as needed.
Manage the relationship with the FSS Payroll team, project team and all stakeholders.

Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
Meet with team and clarify specific requirements of project.
Delegate project tasks to FSS Payroll team as required.
Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
Attend all meetings and training as required to maintain proficiency.
May be US time requirements
Perform other related duties as assigned- review and approvals of Payrolls.


Proven working experience in project management, Finance & Payroll roles in a Shared Service Environment.

Excellent communication skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
Previous experience of using Workday

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