Gatestone Group

About Payroll Services in the UAE

With ever-changing laws and regulations and a unique business environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), managing tasks like payroll can become complex. We enable you to recover your time and resources at Gatestone Group, your reliable payroll services provider in Dubai and throughout the UAE.

The team of experts at Gatestone Group can guide you and offer customised services tailored to the dynamic and ever-changing business laws, addressing each company’s specific needs. Allow us to manage your payroll-related tasks while you work on propelling your business forward. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when it comes to UAE payroll:

1. Legal framework and compliance: It is essential to comply with UAE labour law, which covers wage protection systems (WPS) and employment contracts.

2. Record-keeping and documentation: Maintaining accurate records is crucial for compliance, particularly payroll files and personnel documentation.

3. Technological support: Payroll can be maintained on an online system, enabling your employees to instantly access the records. We also provide an offline option. 

4. Outsourcing: With outsourcing, you can guarantee compliance, save time, and streamline operations through outsourced payroll services.

5. Compliance and reporting: Complying with the labour requirements and fulfilling regulatory reporting is essential for all companies in the UAE.

The Importance of Payroll Services in the UAE

Payroll services must be closely followed because of the UAE’s strict labour laws as governed by the regulatory framework. Since the Wage Protection System (WPS) in the UAE mandates that payments be issued on time and through authorised channels only, payroll processing must be reliable and quick. Payroll outsourcing services assist companies in effectively navigating these issues by ensuring legal compliance, precise compensation calculations, and swift payment disbursement—all of which boost employee satisfaction and organisational effectiveness.

Advantages of Outsourcing Payroll Services in the UAE

The UAE has various laws and regulations when it comes to payroll. To ensure compliance with these laws and regulations, outsourcing payroll services can help prevent penalties. Some of the benefits of outsourcing payroll services in the UAE include:

  • Reducing costs: Outsourcing payroll services is regarded as a more cost-effective solution compared to employing a team to maintain these costs, particularly for adopting new technologies. Also, employing a specialised accountant in the UAE entails several responsibilities and expenses, such as visa fees, labour contract fees, monthly salary, health insurance, training expenses, etc.
  • More focus on core business activities: Performing payroll services in-house is time- and resource-consuming. It requires a lot of attention that could otherwise be used for activities such as business planning and business operations. By outsourcing these services to an external service provider, you can relieve the burden of strenuous calculations and effort used for issuing pay checks and tax deductions.
  • Timely action and accurate results: A trusted outsourcer such as our team at Gatestone Group can handle the payroll process efficiently and effectively.
  • Confidentiality and security: Managing payroll internally could increase the risk of confidentiality breaches. Seeking assistance from external companies, such as Gatestone Group, ensures confidentiality and security.
  • Industry expertise: Outsourcing payroll services in the UAE ensures adherence to laws and regulations, and they keep updating their knowledge on WPS and changes in labor laws. They also use special software to automate payroll activities, allowing it to be more accurate and secure than in-house payroll.

Our Payroll Services in the UAE

Gatestone Group can assist you with the following payroll services:

1. UAE-compliant payroll preparation

2. Calculation of fixed or variable components of an employment contract, including overtime management, user-defined rates, and off-cycle payroll

3. Calculation of leave and end-of-service benefits in compliance with UAE labor law.

4. Monthly issuance of pay slips and salary certificates,

5. Setting up the payroll in the Wages Protection System (WPS)

6. Administering the HR system to provide self-service options to employees.

Why Gatestone Group?

Gatestone Group provides comprehensive payroll management and processing services tailored to our clients’ individual needs. Many of our clients use our services to outsource non-core tasks and cut operating costs; others want to keep internal payroll-related information private. 

Furthermore, Gatestone Group offers advising or execution assistance as well as support with a variety of legal and administrative needs related to hiring in the UAE. Our dedication lies in providing smooth payroll solutions tailored to each client’s specific requirements, guaranteeing efficiency and compliance.

Simplify UAE Payroll for Your Business With Gatestone Group: Local Expertise, Global Standards

Gatestone Group, a renowned accounting firm in the UAE, is here to ease your payroll struggles. At Gatestone Group, we are passionate about helping businesses in the UAE thrive. By outsourcing payroll requirements for your business to our team of experts, you can free up valuable time and resources to focus on growth strategies and core business operations. 

Don’t let payroll become a burden; contact us today to learn more about our streamlined solutions and how we can empower your business to reach its full potential!

  • Saves time and resources
  • Ensures compliance with UAE labour laws and regulations
  • Minimises risk of errors and penalties
  • Provides access to expertise and best practices
  • Payroll processing (salary calculations, deductions, pay slips)
  • Wage Protection System (WPS) compliance
  • Bank transfers and pay slip distribution
  • Overtime management, user-defined rate
  • Off-cycle payroll
  • Employee benefits management
  • Leave management

Wages Protection System (WPS) is an electronic salary transfer system that allows companies to pay wages through institutions authorised to provide the service. The Wages Protection System (WPS) is developed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) in conjunction with UAE Central Bank.  It aims to track salary disbursements that are made to the private sector companies and to ensure that wages are paid on time and in whole.

Gatestone Group’s pricing depends on factors like company size, payroll frequency, complexity and the number of services required. To receive a quote for our payroll services for your UAE company, contact us for a quote via email at [email protected] or call +971 4 450 1023.

Yes, Gatestone Group has experience working with companies in various UAE free zones and can navigate any specific free zone payroll regulations.

Our pricing for payroll outsourcing services is customised to fit your specific business needs.  We consider factors such as company size, payroll frequency, and the services you require. This ensures you only pay for what you need. Ready to get started? Contact us via email at [email protected] or call us at +971 4 450 1023 to schedule your free consultation.


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