Delivery of Service

Payroll

This service involves the processing and payment of wages and salaries for all staff of Wicklow Local Authorities. This includes the administration of statutory and non-statutory deductions and making all relevant returns to statutory and other bodeis. Including pensioners and councillors there are approximately 995 employees in Wicklow County Council, 56 employees in Arklow Town Council, 160 employees in Bray Town Council and 43 employees in Wicklow Town Council.

Superannuation

This section deals with the administration of the pension scheme for all staff. Estimates of future pension entitlements are calculated on request. 

Accounts Payable

Wicklow County Council operates a central invoice processing function. Invoices are matched with approved purchase orders and processed for payment on a weekly basis. Creditors' accounts are monitored and all statutory tax returns are processed. Accounts Payable is responsible for making payments for goods and services to trade suppliers, payment of Higher Education and other grants, and staff expenses.

Accounts Receivable

This section is responsible for the administration and debt management of the following:

  • Housing Loan Accounts
  • Commercial Rates
  • Other income streams

Payments can be made to our Revenue Collectors, through your bank and at the Revenue Collection Office. The collection desk is located at our headquarters in Wicklow Town and the opening hours are 9.00am - 5.00pm (including lunchtimes). Cash, cheques and debit/credit cards are accepted. 

Non-Domestic Water Metering Project Office

The national Water Services Pricing Policy requires that all non-domestic customers be charged for water and wastewater services on the basis of metered consumption. Wicklow County Council bills all non-domestic users based on the volume of water consumed on a quarterly basis.

Internal Audit

Internal Audit is defined as an independent, objective assurance and consultating activity designed to add value and improve an organisation's operations. It helps an organistation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evalute and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Internal audit is an integral part of the corporate governance process and contributes to the effective administration of the organisation through providing an independent review function to management.

Insurance

The finance department has responsibility for the Council's insurance portfolio. This includes arrangement of appropriate insurance cover, payment of premia and processing of insurance claims.

Procurement

This section is responsible for overseeing Wicklow Local Authorities compliance with local, natinal and european procurement legislation and guidelines. It works in close conjunction with the regional and national procurement sectors.