Colleague Payments Intern

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Employment: Full Time

Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region's best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

Position Overview:

Should be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll transactions and maintaining payroll records in compliance with company policies and procedures. This role involves managing payroll-related tasks, including calculations, disbursements, and reconciliations, while adhering to legal and regulatory requirements. Good at collaborating with various departments to address payroll-related inquiries and discrepancies, contributing to the smooth operation of the payroll function within the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

Payroll Processing:

- Execute timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions, including but not limited to salary payments, bonuses, commissions, and benefits.
- Verify and reconcile timekeeping records and attendance data to ensure accuracy in payroll calculations.
- Calculate and process payroll deductions, including taxes, benefits, garnishments, and other withholdings.

Record Maintenance and Reporting:

- Maintain complete and accurate payroll records, including employee information, earnings, deductions, and tax withholdings.
- Generate payroll reports for management review and financial reporting purposes.
- Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and company policies regarding payroll processing and record-keeping.

Communication and Collaboration:

- Collaborate with HR personnel to ensure accurate employee data and timely processing of payroll changes, such as new hires, terminations, and salary adjustments.
- Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll matters, including pay discrepancies, tax withholdings, and benefit deductions.
- Work closely with finance and accounting teams to reconcile payroll-related accounts and address any discrepancies or variances.

Process Improvement:

- Identify opportunities for process improvements in payroll processing, record-keeping, and reporting to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and compliance.
- Implement best practices and automation solutions to streamline payroll processes and reduce manual effort.


- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
- Previous experience in payroll processing and accounting, preferably in a corporate environment is a plus.
- Proficiency in payroll software and systems, with knowledge of Oracle Fusion is preferred.
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in performing calculations and maintaining records.
- Effective communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with employees, managers, and external stakeholders.
- Analytical mindset with problem-solving skills to resolve payroll-related issues and discrepancies.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not exhaustive. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may change as needs evolve or as determined by management.

What we'll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a full time Careem colleague, you will be able to:

- Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
- Put your passion to work in a purposeful organization dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
- Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
- Work 4 days a week in office & 1 day from home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year. (If you are in an individual contributor role in tech, you will have 2 office days a week and 3 to work from home.)
- Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including gym, health club, and training classes.


We are a brand that aims to simplify people's lives by revolutionizing the transportation industry. A brand that strives to inspire everyone it interacts with, and supports every single person who dares to believe. #BeCareem

Careem is the MENA region's leading ride-hailing service and newest Tech Unicorn. With 30% monthly growth, we now operate in 50+ cities across 11 countries and host over 6 million users. With our recent Series D funding success, we are positioned on the cusp of significant scale and well on target to deliver our goal of creating one million jobs in the region by 2018.

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