PwC Middle East

Levant Payroll Manager

Not disclosed
25 Apr 2022
25 May 2022
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level


At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

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.

The Manager facilitates this by ensuring that policies, procedures and controls appropriately manage any finance risk to the firm.


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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

Travel Requirements

Not Specified

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


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