Payroll Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Payroll Officer

Hiring Organization: Onafriq
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/21/2024

Who We Are

Onafriq is an omnichannel network of networks, making borders matter less by providing our partners with a single pathway to unlock the full power of cross-border and cross-platform payment solutions.
With a network spanning 40 African markets, Onafriq connects over 500 million mobile money wallets, 200 million bank accounts, and 300,000 agents in Nigeria, enabling domestic and cross-border disbursements and collections, card issuing and processing, agency banking, and treasury services.
By connecting global and regional enterprises, mobile money operators, money transfer operators, banks, fintechs, global development organisations, and online and offline merchants, supported by world-class regulatory and compliance capabilities and a strong regional presence in 10 offices in Africa, and others in the UK, US, and China, Onafriq is ushering in a new era of access for people across the African continent and beyond.

The Role

We are recruiting a Payroll Officer to join the People Operations Team who will be responsible for managing and facilitating timely and accurate monthly Payroll operations. As a core member of the People Operations Team, the Payroll Officer will report to the Group Head of People and work closely with Regional Employee Experience Directors and the Finance team to ensure a seamless payroll administration process is done

We are seeking candidates with 3-5 years of experience in payroll management. The successful candidate must be passionate about People, possess strong attention to details, exceptional communication skills, strong organization and planning skills. Success in this role will require someone who is comfortable working in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage and facilitate the timely and accurate monthly Payroll operations

Calculate and enter payroll data

Data entry, records management, and analytics as needed

Perform month on month payroll reconciliations

Review payroll journal entries for posting

Process expenses, Tax payments as needed

Manage compliance with all statutory regulations, as well as company policies

Communicate developments in a clear and actionable manner to other internal stakeholders, including People Operations, Finance, and Legal teams

Partner with People Operations and Finance teams to support other initiatives such as transfer pricing, time-tracking, records management, compensation, people analytics

Review employee data changes such as new hire entry and direct deposit set up, promotions, status changes, terminations, etc

Process Leave of Absences/leave management

Maintains compensation databases and ensures employment records are properly maintained in the system

Generally, uphold the values of the Company

Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications & Experience:

3-5 yrs of relevant experience managing payroll

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Experience managing payroll in multiple countries and regions

Superior communication skills in English, both written and oral

Relationship builder who is comfortable managing the interests of multiple stakeholders

Able to work in a complex, high paced environment, and handle ambiguity effectively

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Excellent attention to details

Must be process oriented

Why work for us:

We work at the very cutting edge of fintech in Africa.

We solve relevant problems for Africa and the world in hope of continuing to make an impact on the millions, if not billions, of users who also believe in what we do.

We have a very diverse work environment with over 28 nationalities represented and continually strive to build a culture of caring and execution.

We operate a flexible working and unlimited leave policy.

We offer a competitive salary package and bonuses.

We prioritize the overall well-being of our staff through various initiatives aimed at ensuring they reach their full potential in a supportive environment.

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