Randstad, as the EMEA Johnson & Johnson talent acquisition partner, is responsible for finding and contracting talent for the contingent roles at Johnson & Johnson. If you are selected for a role you will be engaged or employed by one of the Randstad recruitment companies in EMEA and will not be an employee of Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & Johnson

Payroll Specialist

Posted Apr 19, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00015088
Cork, Hybrid
1 year
39 hrs/week
Payrate range

Payroll Specialist 

Location: Ringaskiddy, Cork (hybrid - 3 days a week on site)

Duration: 12 Months

Hours: 39 Per week

Pay rate range: Depending on experience 

The Payroll Specialist will have responsibility for processing a full in house payroll in a dynamic environment. The role is part of a country wide team responsible for ensuring all payrolls delivered are timely, accurate and aligned with Company policies and regulatory requirements. 

roles and responsibilities

Processing of payroll for all Johnson & Johnson employees using Megapay payroll software ensures the timely and accurate processing of all payroll cycles. This will involve: 

  • Execute processes to support the preparation of payroll processing including the simulation of payroll runs and audit reports and validations.

  • Maintain payroll Master Data in accordance with operational procedures and payroll policies. 

  • Support the management of mass uploads files and reconciliations.

  • Enforce interface processing controls and timely handling of Interface and processing errors. 

  • Provide direct customer service to employees with high quality, professional and timely responses to queries via salesforce ticketing/ shared service calls. 

  • Ensuring month and year-end payroll returns are complete, accurate and timely. 

  • Maintain all payroll records as required by revenue and J&J Data Retention Records in line with GDPR.

  • Engaging with internal and external customers to meet service delivery requirements. 

  • Processing Ex-Pat assignments setting up deductions according to contract, coordinating the calculation of hypo-tax etc.

  • Manage and Process Shared Based Compensation. 

  • Collaboration with HR Admin and other functions/vendors/partners to ensure consistent accurate flow of information and received within payroll deadlines for processing.

  • Support T&A function as required.

  • Actively challenge the status quo and drive continuous improvement, participate in process improvement projects, efficiencies & automation.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Compliance 

  • Support the execution of the SOX Program (404).

  • Support internal audits, external audits (PwC), Pension audits and government audits.

  • Ensure culture of compliance is reinforced continuously within the team.

how to succeed

  • IPASS Payroll Technician/Payroll Diploma OR Finance/Accounting Degree/ CPA, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent

  • 2 to 5 years experience 

  • Previous experience in Payroll and Time and Attendance operations required.

  • Experience with Payroll applications required.

  • A clear, fast thinker, problem solver, able to translate business needs into pragmatic solutions and implement them

  • Able to work effectively in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment and be open to change and the challenges that arise in a dynamic environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact skillfully and confidently with internal partners and colleagues to develop ideas, find opportunities, and influence outcomes.

  • An effective teammate, with developed communication and negotiation skills to focus on building and maintaining positive relationships with the Payroll process partners

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate with customers, peers, and vendors.

  • A sense of urgency in solving customer inquiries and requests to ensure timely resolution and an ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Excellent computer skills including proven fundamentals in Microsoft Applications.

  • Ability to work efficiently and productively, independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to use own initiative and communicate/collaborate effectively at all levels.

  • Fluent English Speaker


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for 12 Months.

you are welcome here

Janssen is working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

about Janssen

Janssen is the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson - the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company. At Janssen, we bring together top scientists and researchers to pursue the most promising science and drive collaboration to create visionary medicines and healthcare solutions covering five priority therapeutic areas - Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience and Oncology. Contribute to the next pharmaceutical breakthrough with your next project at Janssen. 

Janssen Ireland: https://www.janssen.com/ireland/

application process

We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

We do not accept applications via email. The pay rate for this role will depend on how you are paid. PAYE, LTD & Umbrella options are available. 


If you would like some additional information about the role please contact: Tabitha.Crabtree@randstadsourceright.co.uk

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. That is why we are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.

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