Payroll Accountant

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-6490

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is one of the biggest retail stores in the Middle East with over 20,000 products. They are seeking to expand their workforce and are looking to hire a Payroll Accountant to join their Finance and Accountant team.

Client Details

Our client is an established and well-known group that offers a number of products and services of the best quality to their customers. It is the largest retail store in the Middle East, and is present since 2005 with operations in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.


* Reviewing the monthly payroll run for all business areas
* Reconciling month to month payroll to detect any irregularities
* Keeping track of staff off-cycle payments for all business areas
* Checking and reviewing all overtime requests to ensure required approvals according to policies
* Reconciling and analyzing indemnity and leave provisions to ensure accuracy
* Preparing ledger entries
* Maintaining payroll files and entering all payroll information
* Preparing payroll reports for managers

Job Offer

The successful candidate for this role will be offered a monthly competitive salary and a chance to work in a fun, diversified, team. This is an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Accountant to further progress their career with a growing Retail group.


* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related
* Proven work experience in multi organisation accounting system
* Over 7 years of relevant experience
* Experience with SAP is a must
* Strong leadership, follow-up, and analytical skills
* High level of integrity and dependability with strong sense of urgency and details, and results-orientation
* Strong MS Excel skills
* Fluent in Arabic and English

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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