Payroll Specialist Job at Ryanair in Dublin

Ryanair Holdings plc, Europe’s largest airline group, is the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air & Ryanair. Carrying 149m guests p.a. (pre Covid-19) on more than 2,500 daily flights from 79 bases, the Group connects over 240 destinations in 40 countries on a fleet of 470 aircraft, with a further 210 Boeing 737s on order, which will enable the Ryanair Group to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m p.a. over the next 5 or 6 years. Ryanair has a team of over 17,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 35-year safety record. Ryanair is Europe’s greenest cleanest airline group and customers switching to fly Ryanair can reduce their CO₂ emissions by up to 50% compared to the other Big 4 EU major airlines.

The Department:
With over 4 billion in the Ryanair bank account and operating across multiple jurisdictions we require a highly skilled team to manage our money. This department not only looks after Ryanair DAC, but the entire Ryanair Group of five airlines throughout Europe. Finance is key to ensuring we attain one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry. From FP & A to internal audit and everything in between, the work our teams do impact every area of the business and they play a pivotal role in ensuring our ongoing financial success.

The Team:
Our Payroll Team is a team of five that sit in our Finance function with overall responsibility for ensuring our 10,000+ staff get paid across multiple jurisdictions.

The Role:
We are currently seeking to recruit a Payroll Specialist to work within our Dublin based European payroll team, where hard work, initiative and enthusiasm are part of the daily routine.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and ambitious candidate to work within a highly experienced payroll team assisting in the preparation and delivery of in-house and outsourced payrolls. This is a busy and complex monthly payroll for 10,000+ employees and crew requiring a high level of attention to detail.

The successful candidate will have strong time management skills, attention to detail and an ability to work calmly under pressure. They must be able to work from their own initiative while being an integral part of our team.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced team gaining payroll experience within the Aviation Industry.

This is a permanent position based in our Swords HQ.

Duties include:
Update payroll in relation to salary changes for movements within the Company and calculate back pay where applicable.

Check the input of information relating to new starters i.e. tax, bank information etc.

Prepare and process spreadsheets for variable payments/deductions including sick leave, overtime, incentives etc.

Prepare and bulk load spreadsheets to the payroll

Answer telephone/written queries concerning a variety of Payroll, Pension, Tax and Social Welfare issues

Preparation of 3rd party payments

Administration of departmental documentation in line with controls

Adhoc duties as required by the needs of the business


Minimum 18 months experience working in payroll

The ability to work as part of a team

Knowledge of other European legislatures an advantage

Proven computer skills including advanced Excel

An efficient and methodical work ethic – accuracy and attention to detail are essential

Ability to meet deadlines, strong interpersonal skills and a professional manner

Flexible work style and ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing work demands

Flexibility to work outside normal office hours when required

UK Payroll experience a distinct advantage or working towards qualification

IPASS qualification


Competitive salary and staff travel benefits.

About the Company

Company: Ryanair

Company Location:  Dublin

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