We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented HR Generalist to join our team, with a special focus on Payroll with involvement in Compliance, People Management, and Employee Relations for our HR operations in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in HR transactional work relating to payroll administration, change management, and working in a multi-cultural matrix environment.
Job Responsibilities Oversee end-to-end payroll processing for Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, ensuring accuracy and timeliness including resolving payroll discrepancies providing support to employees with payroll-related inquiries, and ensuring payroll processes align with local regulations and company policies in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. Collaborate with Payroll Service Providers as well as finance and HR teams to ensure seamless integration of payroll data with overall financial reporting. Employee Records Management. Coordinate the onboarding process for new hires, including paperwork, orientation, and training. Handle offboarding tasks such as exit interviews, return of company property, and termination paperwork. Assist employees with benefits enrollment, changes, and inquiries collaborate with benefits providers, and manage benefit-related paperwork. Being a positive change agent regarding diversity and learning; assisting in resolving workplace conflicts, misconduct, and performance management issues. Conduct regular audits to verify compliance with statutory requirements and address any discrepancies promptly. Monitor and manage the ADM payroll governance model following the Global Payroll Office standards and recommendations. Evaluate vendor performance, support contracts negotiations, and establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to drive continuous improvement; monitor vendor compliance ensuring data security and confidentiality standards; Develop and implement robust risk management processes to identify and mitigate potential payroll-related risks as well as Conduct risk assessments and implement controls to minimize errors, fraud, and other risks. Establish and maintain contingency plans to ensure business continuity in the event of payroll disruptions. Track KPIs and proactively identify opportunities for process improvements in payroll administration.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in HR, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field. 5 + years of experience in proven experience in payroll administration, with a focus on governance, vendor management, risk controls, and continuous improvement Advanced knowledge of payroll regulations and tax and employment laws in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. Fluent English. Knowledge of ERP is an advantage (preferably SAP HR and Success Factors). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address potential risks. Integrity, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills to liaise with internal teams and external vendors. Previous experience in managing payroll vendors is nice to have. Strong competencies in communication, teamwork, interpersonal effectiveness Willingness to travel to the countries in scope of responsibilities (up to 30%)
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