Payroll Manager

Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s new national airline is looking for global talent to build on our ambition to be the World’s most inspiring airline with an exceptional guest experience. 


Direct and guide the activities of the payroll team who are collecting, checking and processing remuneration data to ensure the timely and accurate distribution of payroll funds in compliance with Saudi laws and regulations.  Accountable for the monitoring, development and implementation of processes, procedures, and policies to ensure that the Company has instituted an effective internal controls environment.  Ensure effective departmental operation through the continuous review, selection, training, development, deployment, and motivation of staff, and provide problem resolution on payroll issues escalated by subordinates. Payroll manager stays informed about changes in tax laws & regulations and implements best practices to streamline payroll processes.



·       Manage the activities of payroll professional staff performing payroll processing and distribution activities for a business unit.

·       Review and approve monthly, quarterly reconciliations for payroll related social security remittances.

·       Plan the implementation and reviewing of Bonus and Merit payments of all RX employees in coordination with other P&C functions (P&C Operations, Rewards & Performance, etc.) to ensure employees are accurately paid as per the approved amounts.  

·       Ensure accurate reconciliation of monthly, quarterly and annual payroll related accounts in coordination with Finance.

·       Identify opportunities for process improvements to enhance efficiency and accuracy in payroll processing & implement the best practices & automation where applicable.

·       Handle extraordinary payments for executives, highly compensated employees, and expatriates such as deferred compensation payments, relocation, and year end reconciliations.

·       Serves as payroll resource for P&C leadership and P&C Operations management to resolve complex problems, communicate results and answer questions.

·       Develops, implements, and revised payroll policies, systems and procedures.

·       Resolves complex problems that are escalated from staff to management level.

·       Perform any related activities according to business requirements.




·       Minimum of 5 years of experience as HR payroll Supervisor and/or compensation officer or any relevant field.



·       Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Finance or any relevant fields.



·       Strong proficiency in MS Office

·       Attention to details

·       Proficiency in payroll systems

·       In-depth knowledge of payroll regulations, tax laws, and best practices

·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·       Good interpersonal skills

·       Strong sense of initiative and accountability

·       High level of professionalism and work ethics

·       Adaptability and desire to work in an evolving/start-up environment where policies and processes are being created

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills




Proficient in English and or Arabic.



Teamwork & Collaboration – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

·       Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments.

·       Encourages people to express their views openly.

·       Facilitates effective collaboration among co-workers and external partners.

·       Involves others in making decisions on behalf of the group."                                              

Leads/Develops Talent – Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

·       Ensures that qualified successors are identified and ready for key team roles.

·       Fosters an environment that encourages and enables others to build skills and develop their careers.

·       Provides useful real-time coaching to others Recommends developmental activities and stretch assignments to others.


Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

·       Adjusts communication content and style to the audience and a diverse set of stakeholders.

·       Breaks down communication barriers between others.

·       Encourages candid and open communication among groups.

·       Practices active and attentive listening skills to verify understanding.


Flexible & Adaptable – Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.

·       Looks for opportunities inherent in the unknown and takes steps to capitalize on them.

·       Coaches others in finding solutions and accomplishing goals despite incomplete information.

·       During transitions or chaotic conditions, remains calm and guides the team forward.

·       Embraces ambiguity and change, helping the workgroup adapt and remain productive.                                   

Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

·       Addresses gaps in the workgroup’s ability to meet emerging customer needs.

·       Gathers customer satisfaction input on behalf of the team.

·       Holds others accountable for meeting customer needs.

·       Aligns business processes to work with those of customers.