Payroll Specialist – Africa and Europe at Paystack

Paystack is a technology company solving payment problems for ambitious businesses. Paystack’s mission is to help merchants in Africa get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world. Over 9,000 of some of the best businesses in Nigeria use Paystack’s modern payments gateway, including MTN, Taxify, Domino’s Pizza, Smile Communications, Opera, God is Good Motors, Axa Mansard Insurance, and many others.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Payroll Specialist – Africa and Europe

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

    • This is an exciting time to join Paystack and make a personal difference in the African employment space as a Payroll Specialist, joining our African Operations team.


    • In your role, you will be owning the employee payroll cycle and employment statutory compliance in multiple countries that we operate in and ensuring compliance with all the statutory requirements in Africa and Europe.


    • You will be reporting to the Finance Operations Lead and will be working from Nigeria.


Key Responsibilities

    • Liaise with Payroll service providers in the preparation of payroll and statutory filing requirements.


    • Maintain and update employee payroll records, including tax and benefit deductions.


    • Prepare and file payroll-related tax reports in accordance with local laws and regulations.


    • Conduct regular audits of payroll systems to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.


    • Manage and resolve any payroll-related issues or disputes.


    • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies related to payroll and employee benefits.


    • Communicate effectively with employees and management regarding payroll issues, benefits, and policies.


    • Stay up-to-date on changes to local payroll laws and regulations and ensure compliance.


    • This role is full-time and remote-friendly within +/- 3hrs of West African Standard Time.


    • Manages existing relationships with payroll, accounting and benefits service providers.


    • Reconciliation of PAYE, Pension and other statutory remittances with respective Payroll providers


    • Responsible for ensuring full data integrity and confidentiality.


What it takes to succeed in this role

    • 5+ years of payroll management


    • Strong Knowledge of payroll best practices.


    • Strong knowledge of local payroll laws and regulations in Africa and Europe.


    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


    • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, international work environment with a passion for making an impact.


    • Be open to acquiring new knowledge, be analytical and interested in Payroll


    • Solid understanding of accounting, financial reporting & Tax fundamentals and payroll best practices


    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


    • Able to use payroll software with accuracy and efficiency


    • Proficient in using software tools like Microsoft Office or Google Suites.


    • An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities.


While this is NOT strictly required, it would be a plus if you:

    • Have previous experience in a big four, top-tier consulting firm, fintech or financial institution.



    • Competitive salary


    • Flexible working environment


    • Full medical coverage


    • Macbook pro


    • Smart, kind colleagues who’re invested in your growth.


    • Pension contributions


    • Gym membership


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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