Payroll Accountant

Job title: Payroll Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BH-564
Contact Name: Laura Healy
Phone Number: 07714 070902
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Purpose of role:

To provide accurate and timely processing of company payroll.

Key Responsibilities:

  • End to end processing of company payrolls (weekly, fortnightly and/or monthly).
  • Maintenance of payroll system.
  • Updating and maintaining payroll records.
  • Liaising with contractors and management on payroll related queries.
  • Payroll reporting to meet internal and statutory obligations.
  • Payroll Administration & Payroll related Transfers
  • Calculation and processing of termination payments.
  • Processing increases and calculation of back pays.
  • Assisting Payroll Manager with month end consolidation.
  • Assisting Payroll Manager with reconciliation and payment of payroll and group tax.
  • Reconciling payroll related GL accounts.
  • Posting of Contractor Payroll Payment Journals
Competencies Required:

  • Demonstrated payroll processing experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Numerical ability and data entry skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Understanding of payroll legislation and processes
  • Ability to interpret awards and relevant legislation.
  • Customer service focus.
  • Pro-active with a “can do” attitude to tasks and issues that arise.
  • Focus on process improvements and efficiencies, including improved use of IT systems.
  • Willingness to get involved in detailed processing, especially initially, to ensure excellent service delivery.

Qualification & Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in Payroll & Accounts Department in Saudi Arabia
  • Must have thorough knowledge in Payroll Accounting
  • Prior experience in payroll processing will be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good Knowledge of MS Excel and experience in accounting packages

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