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Payroll Officer

Job Title: Payroll Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1774
Contact Name: Ghusoon Nader
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking for Payroll Officer for a consultancy client in Erbil to join a finance department and administer employee compensation. minemum 5 years of experince in payroll is requested, fluency in English is a must.

Payroll Officer responsibilities include calculating employees’ compensation, updating  internal payroll databases and ensuring timely payments. To be successful in this role, you should have a flair for numbers and be able to handle sensitive information in a fast-paced environment. If you’re also familiar with labour legislation, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you will help run a smooth and accurate payroll process.


  • Collect daily, weekly or monthly timesheets
  • Calculate expenses and allowances
  • Prepare employees’ compensation by the end of each month
  • Schedule bank payments to employees
  • Distribute payment statements
  • Report on payroll expenses
  • Ensure wages, SS and tax comply with regulations
  • Enter new employees’ data (e.g. bank accounts and tax identification numbers) into internal databases
  • Answer employee questions about compensation, benefits, taxes and insurance deductions
  • Compile key operational payroll metrics & dashboards
  • Prepare periodic payroll reconciliation and submit reports to the finance manager for review


  • Over 5 years of experience in Payroll for a large organisation
  • BSc in Accounting, Human Resources or relevant field
  • Hands-on experience with HRIS or accounting software
  • Strong math skills with an ability to spot numerical errors
  • Good knowledge of labour legislation
  • Time-management skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • In-depth knowledge of general accounting principles and payroll best practices
  • Great attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Exquisite math and numerical skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Aptitude in problem-solving

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.