Senior Associate - Payroll

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Amman, Jordan

Posted
Ref: HP639-2830

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service
Internal Firm Services

Specialism
IFS - Finance

Management Level
Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary
The Financial Controls team is tasked with maximizing return on financial assets by establishing, implementing and auditing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. The team reports directly into the ME Finance Director and thus has oversight over all finance functions. The team play an important role in working with country Finance and shared service centre leaders in driving operational improvements, and supporting resolution and investigation into day to day issues arising in the finance practice. Acts as an SME on complex accounting treatments, and reviews completeness of transaction information entered into all ledgers / journals.

Financial

- Responsible for the accurate calculation of individuals payroll and expenses
- Supervise preparations and documentation of payroll checks, payroll taxes and employee benefit payments, as well as appropriate deductions
- Determine payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments as appropriate
- Pay approved expense claims and add to payroll run
- Deduct any inappropriate spend notified from payroll
- Manage the Payroll team in the processing of payroll activities ensuring financial accuracy liaising with Country leadership / finance as required approval for approvals

Customer

- Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data
- Ensure that all employees are paid in a timely and accurate fashion
- Respond to employee queries on payroll or expense payments
- Communicate any changes in payroll to employees
- Provide staff with confidence by ensuring confidentiality of payroll process
- Work closely with OneFinance SSC expense processing team

Internal Process

- Evaluate current systems, and recommend and develop operating efficiency improvements
- Monitor and ensure proper documentation of employee benefit payments
- Prepare reports illustrating payroll expenditures, including such items as tax payments and benefit plan disbursements
- Review local country process in centralising payroll to ensure process efficiency

Learning & Growth

- Contribute to an environment of teamwork within the Finance function
- Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and junior team members
- Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships

Requirements

Education

- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field
- Minimum College education with focus in Finance, Accounting

Language

- Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic would be an advantage

Specific Experience

- 5+ years of experience in a payroll function
- 2+ years in a senior role
- Demonstrated experience within payroll function
- Experience leading payroll process for a large organization

Technical Skills

- Good Microsoft Excel skills
- Excellent level of accuracy to a high level of detail
- Excellent understanding of payroll processes
- Understanding of social security payments and taxes within the ME region
- In depth understanding of payroll, benefits, and reimbursement processing procedures
- Understanding of general accounting standards and practices

Soft Skills

- Ability to influence senior management and to maintain a strong working relationship with managers across the organization
- Good organisation and office management skills to ensure coverage of workload
- Organization, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills and proactivity needed
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Skilled in maintaining client relationships
- Good liaison skills, with the ability to maintain geographical relationships
- Good people management skills
- Good decision making skills
- Strong customer service skills
- Strong work ethic
- Ethical Conduct

About the Company

At PwC Middle East, we’ve set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

We’re a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

We’re striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we’re proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone’s uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

If you’re looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you’re a future PwCer.

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