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Payroll Accountant - Dubai (UAE Nationals only)

Location:  Dubai
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  5 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1455714

Purpose of Role:


The payroll accountant performs the end-to-end processing of UAE monthly payroll for employees and partners including all journal entries. He/She will also handle the following:


  1. review and reconciliation of all payroll related GLs.
  2. intercompany payroll and relevant IF entries.
  3. Final settlements
  4. Weekly payroll (Staff advances/Expenses)
  5. Medical analysis
  6. Monthly pension/DEWS
  7. Review of EOSB balances
  8. Adhoc assignments

Reports to:


Associate Director




Senior Associate


Key Responsibilities:


  • Review and approve new joiners' pay structures in the e-Pay system.
  • Validate staff headcount and reconcile payroll data.
  • Review, approve, and submit completed payroll files to secondary approver.
  • Manage the addition and exit of partners in the manual payroll file based on confirmation from team.
  • Update payments and deductions according to inputs from the UAE Payroll mailbox.
  • Run Partner GL reports from SAP and update entries in the manual payroll file.
  • Review and reconcile partner headcount and payroll data.
  • Review and approve final settlement payments.
  • Coordinate the request for funds in HSBC for settlement payments.
  • Initiate payment processes (EFT/cheque) and forward them for Finance Manager/bank authorizer approvals.
  • Review employee expenses and approve expense batches in SAP.
  • Approve employee advance requests and partner payments.
  • Manage entity transfers within MENA region.
  • Conduct medical analysis as required.
  • Facilitate statutory audit requirements related to payroll.
  • Clear and review line items for accuracy.
  • Analyze and manage monthly pension GL and DEWS payments.
  • Perform GL clearing and pass journal vouchers.
  • Handle mailbox inquiries from staff, talent, and partners.
  • Manage ADGMA staff billing and payments.
  • Prepare payslips for partners.
  • Address other ad hoc requests related to payroll.
  • Maintain and manage Payroll GL accounts.
  • Provide support for policies and best practices in payroll administration.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with talent, staff, and partners.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Proven experience in payroll administration, preferably in a complex and multinational environment.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using SAP and other payroll management systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong knowledge of payroll regulations and compliance in the UAE.
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to changes.
  • Team player with excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge in MS office

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