Description Clyde & Co Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors. With over 60 offices and associated offices in over 120 countries and over 5,000 staff, we have genuine in-depth knowledge of our core regional and global sectors. Clyde & Co is one of the longest-standing international law firms operating in the Middle East and Africa. As a global law firm, we are able to provide a complete service to clients in our core sectors of insurance, transport, energy, infrastructure and trade & commodities.As our clients have evolved, so have our core values, which are work as one, excel with clients, celebrate difference and act boldly. We believe that these values reflect our firm, our strategy, and our commitment to delivering commercially minded legal advice, client-focused services, and innovative technological solutions to support our clients. Our Middle East and Africa footprint Located in commercial hubs across the Middle East and Africa, our 8 offices allow us to support international investors and local organisations with a full-service offering of local specialists across most business sectors and areas of law.Our services:Commercial, Commercial Disputes, Corporate, Cyber Risk, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, Employment & Immigration, Finance, Global Recoveries, Insolvency & Reorganisation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Projects & Construction, Real Estate, Regulatory & Investigations, TechnologyOur sectors:Aviation, Education, Energy & Natural Resources, Government & Public Bodies, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Insurance & Reinsurance, Marine, Retail & Consumer, Technology, Communications, Media & Entertainment, Trade & Commodities The Role A highly motivated and experienced Payroll Officer with strong accounts payable experience to oversee and process the payroll of 5 offices for the MEA region. You will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the payroll function, including liaising with the human resources operations team and external payroll vendor. The Team Currently consists of a Financial Controller, Accounts Team Leader, Senior Accountant, General Ledger Manager, Tax & Compliance Manager and two Accounts Assistants.Key Responsibilities Processing of payrolls for the Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt offices. Work closely with the HR team to meet the required payroll deadlines. Ensuring that all starters and leavers are processed promptly, accurately on the payroll system. Prepare manual calculations where necessary. Calculate and process statutory payment calculations. Prepare and transmit bank files in accordance with the monthly deadlines. Processing of all employer statutory payments to the relevant government authorities. Pension, including auto-enrolment, monthly pension assessments, payment of the pension contributions, ect. Monitoring and posting housing loan repayments. Review of employee expenditure and preparation of the bank file for employee reimbursements. Posting of employee related payments to the general ledger. Processing of the monthly journal data for Finance and reconciling Payroll GL accounts. Complete the month-end and year-end processes and generate necessary reports and reconciliations. Work closely with the HR team to ensure audit requirements are met for payroll. Provide feedback and be involved with all payroll process improvements. Skills Essential Skills & Experience Bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field. 5+ years of experience in similar role, with a focus on the MEA region . Good overall payroll knowledge including manual tax & payroll calculations, and statutory leave Able to work as part of a team as well as independently. Able to use own initiative and proactive in resolving queries. Ability to build relationships within HR and Finance as well as with our employees. Strong attention to detail and able to multi-task effectively. Ability to always maintain confidentiality. High level of computer skills, including being able to pick up use of new software quickly, and excellent Excel skills including Vlookups, logical formulas and pivot tables. Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, and able to meet all deadlines. Able to listen and act on instructions promptly. Good sense of customer service, providing our employees with quick and complete answers to their queries. Outstanding communication skills (written and oral). Willing to grow into the role and adapt as required.