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Payroll Officer

Company Name: Aldar Education
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Abu Dhabi
Experience: 3+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Aldar Education is currently seeking Payroll Officer (Managed Schools) to support our growing family of owned and operated schools in the UAE. This position is responsible for processing and assisting in the coordination and preparation of monthly payroll in accordance with award rates and Aldar Education Policies maintaining employee records and providing effective communications with all staff regarding payroll matters for the School group.

Main Duties:
Ensuring that all employees are paid accurately and on time each month
Build and maintain good working relationships with internal and external clients
Ensuring the provision of optimal customer service, and quality
Continually working to strict timeframes and deadlines
Preparing payment calculations and leave audits requiring analysis and interpretation of award conditions, Company’s policy and historical employee agreements and payroll data.
Updating and maintaining payroll system and records.
Liaising with staff and management on payroll related queries.
Maintaining leave, sickness and overtime reports.
Interpreting awards/agreements and contracts in relation to overtime and allowances etc.
Payroll reporting to meet internal and statutory obligations.  
Preparation of employee termination payments after advice from Human Resources or receipt of written resignation from Records. 
Calculation and processing of EOS/termination payments.
Processing increases and calculation of back pays.
Assisting Finance Manager with month end consolidation, reconciliation and payment of payroll and group tax.
Reconciling payroll related GL accounts.
Calculating annual leave and LSL provisions/accruals

Specific Duties:
All documentation including timesheets, leave forms, deductions and allowances are collected and processed in accordance with award conditions and company’s policy.
Preliminary edit and full edit of payroll are checked for accuracy before submitting to Director of Finance.
Payroll deductions are remitted to employees as part of the monthly payroll processing.
Documentation is provided to employees for all deductions before remittance is completed.
Allowances are processed so that they are received by employees with their monthly salary.
New employee records are created in the payroll system on Thursday of the week prior to the specified commencement date.
An employee termination form and separation certificate is completed for all employees detailing final payment.
Final pay slip are mailed to the terminated employee upon finalisation of clearance.
Termination payment is processed within 3 working days.
Weekly payroll processing reports are collated and distributed to Financial Accountant for certification.
Update employee records when documentation is received.
Self Management:
Comply with company rules and regulations and provisions contained in the employment handbook 
Comply with company grooming standards
Comply with time and attendance policies
Actively participate in training and development programs and maximize opportunities for self-development.
Service towards colleagues:
Demonstrate service attributes in accordance with company’s standards and expectations.
Be able to promote the company’s values and services
Maintain a high level of product and knowledge about the company.
Operational Knowledge:
Gain understanding of the departmental goals and financial targets and support your Line Supervisor/Manager to achieve these targets
Recycle where-ever possible and enforce cost saving measures where appropriate.
Comply with the company’s corporate code of conduct at all times
Familiarize yourself with the company vision, values and model desired behaviours
Perform tasks as directed by the Director of Finance in pursuit of the achievement of business goals. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification / equivalent in Finance or related field, and two or more years of experience in Finance/Payroll setting
Minimum Experience:
3+ years of experience in the same field
Job Specific Knowledge & Skills:
Strong knowledge of Excel, Oracle and other related software.
Good English Communication Skills (Verbal & Writing), Arabic of advantage
Profound Mathematical skills, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances
Highly organized
Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational
Experienced in End of Service Calculation, attendance and leave/absence management
What We Offer
Aldar Education are a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders. We offer an attractive remuneration package, our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.
This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance