PaycheckPlus, the Irish payroll outsource provider, wins prestigious global accolade at ‘The Payroll Awards’ hosted by The Global Payroll Association in Amsterdam

Michelle Melia, PaycheckPlus payroll expert, also receives

special recognition award at global ceremony


PaycheckPlus, the multi-award winning Irish payroll outsource provider for Irish, UK and international clients, has won a prestigious global award at the ‘The Payroll Awards’ hosted by the Global Payroll Association in Amsterdam last week (June 8th). The Co. Louth based payroll company beat a host of international competition to take home the “In-country Payroll Provider of the Year 2017” award.

In addition, PaycheckPlus payroll expert, Michelle Melia also received a special recognition award in the ‘Payroll Specialist of the Year’ category.

The Payroll Awards’ is the only award ceremony in the world for professionals involved in the global payroll sector. The event celebrates technical excellence and professional development amongst companies and their payroll teams operating internationally. The event is presented annually by The Global Payroll Association, the first international payroll association of its kind, acting as a central hub for ‘all-things payroll’. The association provides comprehensive directories, interactive training and in-depth country resources for international payroll, HR and financial professionals of all levels.

Founded in 2005, PaycheckPlus has the largest payroll team in Ireland and provides Irish and UK payroll processing services to companies across 18 different countries.

Located in a state-of-the-art facility on Donore Road, Drogheda, PaycheckPlus offers a range of managed payroll services including Irish and UK payroll, white label, payroll auditing, consultancy, payroll forensics and FX. PaycheckPlus works with a vast array of industries ranging from fin tech to pharma, manufacturing to retail, healthcare to hospitality and more. Their client base varies from blue-chip companies to SMEs in both Ireland and abroad with employee numbers that range from 1 to over 1,000. The company is unique in Ireland, in that they also provide in-house workshops and online training to their clients.


Anne Reilly, Founder and CEO of PaycheckPlus says:

“We are absolutely delighted to win this award particularly with so much recent change within the sector and with significant developments on the way, such as the introduction of PAYE Modernisation, the General Data Protection Regulation and legislation changes as a result of Brexit. Preparing for these developments is imperative for businesses and can be challenging for HR and payroll staff. That’s where we can help. We deliver a complete, consistent, proven service that’s built on the solid foundations of tight, well-honed practices and a highly qualified expert team.” 

“We’re also delighted for Michelle Melia who is now Ireland’s first payroll professional to receive special recognition on the global stage. Payroll processing and compliance can be a thankless job with little recognition. However, Irish payroll personnel should be and are starting to get deserved recognition for their excellence.”  

As payroll is such a complex, ever-changing and time consuming activity for businesses and due to the significant penalties that organisations can incur if they’re not compliant, many companies are choosing to outsource their payroll to specialists.

By outsourcing to PaycheckPlus, businesses can rest assured that they are payroll compliant and that their employees will get paid on time, every time – even if their internal payroll employees become ill or go on leave.  As the most decorated payroll bureau in Ireland with an impressive 18+ award wins, PaycheckPlus is no stranger to the spotlight with a substantial list of awards and accolades already under their belt including:

  • Business Growth Award for SME’s 2016 (Louth Business Awards)
  • Best Business Practice Excellence Award 2014 (Fingal Dublin Chamber)
  • Best Exporter 2012 (Louth Chamber)
  • Customer Service Excellence Award 2011 (Fingal Business Awards)
  • Best Service Provider 2009 (Louth County Enterprise Board)