Payroll Specialist at Palmpay Limited


PalmPay is a pan-African Fintech company currently operating in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania and expanding to other markets this year. We are reinventing the payments experience by making it easy and reliable for everyone to transfer money, pay bills and shop online.

We are recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Payroll Specialist

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Specialist who will be responsible for recording and processing attendance, leave, overtime and payroll data for all employees.
  • The ideal candidate would be required to observe and manage multiple deadlines as well as contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of payroll administration for a defined group of employees, including data entry for new hires, terminations and employee updates, which as tax statuses, organizational levels, pay rates and direct deposits.
  • Prepare payrolls for monthly approvals and support with the submission of Statutory notices and relevant tax/social security documents to third parties.
  • Interact with the client base via telephone and/or e-mail to obtain payroll data including working hours, salary adjustments, special payments and employee deductions.
  • Liaise with the internal and external departments to research and resolve problems to ensure the accuracy of payroll.
  • Ensure proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, charitable contributions and other deductions.
  • Enter, maintain and/or process information in the payroll system; information may include but is not limited to employees’ hourly rates, salaries, commissions, bonuses or other compensation, time worked, paid leave and holidays, deductions and withholding, and address changes.
  • Update and maintain current payroll information on all employees in the Human Resources/Payroll Information Systems.
  • Maintain a professional demeanour and appropriate levels of confidentiality, providing excellent customer service.
  • Reconcile HR & benefit relates invoices, and assist with audits and finance queries.
  • Maintain, update and help create relevant payroll policies, procedures, forms and knowledge articles as and when required.

Person Specification

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Maths & Statistics or other related fields.
  • Proven experience in Payroll Management, Accounting or Human Resources.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Payroll and HRIS software, Microsoft Office Suite and other databases.
  • Working knowledge of relevant tax and wage laws, union contracts and common fiscal procedures.
  • An HR professional certification is highly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel is a must.

Other Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand and adapt to process changes; and a strong sense of importance of ownership.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and meet schedules; at times with unexpected deadlines, to ensure client and employees’ payroll needs are met.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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