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Lead Payroll Administrator at FairMoney

FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets. We started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Lead Payroll Administrator

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Department: Finance


  • We are looking for an experienced payroll administrator to overview daily payroll operations in our company.
  • Your primary responsibility will be to issue employee payments, considering deductions and withholdings.
  • You’ll prepare payroll schedules and records and you’ll contribute to various accounting tasks, such as updating payroll files.
  • To succeed in this role, you must have strong mathematical skills and knowledge of national and regional laws on payroll and taxes.
  • You will report to the VP, Finance while working very closely with the People’s department.


  • Administer payroll for employees; including basic salaries as well as allowances and bonuses
  • Review and abide by company policies and procedures
  • Prepare reports for weekly, quarterly and yearly reviews
  • Make sure account balances are correct
  • Resolve payroll errors
  • Calculate net salaries considering deductions and withholdings
  • Oversee employee paychecks
  • Prepare accounting files, records, and schedules
  • Monitor paid and unpaid leaves
  • Answer employee questions concerning payroll
  • Participate in payroll audits
  • Ensure compliance with governmental laws on payroll accounting and taxes.


  • Proven work experience as a Payroll professional or similar role
  • No less than 3 years relevant experience (i.e. working on payroll)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and payroll software programs (experience using SeamlessPayroll is an added advantage)
  • Accounting background is an added advantage
  • Experience processing statutory remittance (i.e. NSITF, ITF, NHF, etc.)
  • Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

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