DescriptionTeam Horizon is seeking a Payroll Specialist (initial 12-month contract) to join our client’s team in Mayo, for a leading biopharmaceutical company. In this role you will be responsible for supporting HRConnect to process payroll transactions, supporting pre-payroll activities, year-end payroll activities, reviewing and verifying files generated internally or by payroll vendors, enforcing key payroll deadlines, as well as answering employee/manager queries. Why you should apply:This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class manufacturing operation, with an outstanding track record of reliably delivering high-quality medicines to patients around the world suffering serious illnesses.There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the company to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives.Our client is developing the capability to produce all its medicines, helping to ensure continuity of supply of our medicines as they expand internationally. What you will be doing:Partnering with internal stakeholders and with Payroll Vendor to process payroll and resolve payroll transactions that are in error.Partner with our Centralized Payroll Team to correct errors and answer day to day employee queries.Support Time and Attendance questions and queries.Update Time and Attendance System (Kronos).Review and validate payroll files (eg. Payroll Reconciliation File, Bank File) and reports generated internally or by the payroll vendor and approve for processing.Support pre-payroll activities (eg. finalize data entry, review master data file quality, and confirm time/payroll data completeness).Assist in resolving input errors (and other errors) from the third party vendors or internal AbbVie stakeholders.Support Year-End Payroll processing activities (eg. develop and provide payroll calendar, review year-end tax reports and notify AbbVie employees of availability of tax information).Answer employee/manager queries or assist payroll vendor with other queries it cannot resolve. What you need to apply:Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Finance / Accounting.2-3 years of payroll operational experience. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or equivalent.Strong customer orientation and a work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.Strong written and oral communication skillsAbility to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment, as well as to get results through collaboration and coordination with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external.