Head of Payroll - Expatriate


Abuja, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen Recruitment Agency was mandated by an international construction Company to recruit an expatriate Head of Payroll. The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria.


    Head of Payroll responsibilities include auditing the entire payroll process, approving exemptions and salary changes and setting guidelines for all procedures around employee compensation

    • Streamline and document compensation procedures
    • Audit payroll transactions to ensure all amounts and payment dates are accurate
    • Approve one-time or permanent changes in payroll (e.g. salary increases, tax deduction, bonuses, expense reimbursements)
    • Train employees who are involved in payroll on tax regulations and best practices
    • Manage payroll discrepancies quickly and efficiently
    • Ensure compliance with all payroll and tax laws
    • Collaborate with Finance and HR to create payroll reports and forecasts
    • Taking care of the correct Master Data input in SAP
    • Checking the Data with ABAP Reports in SAP
    • Preparing the Bank Payment Upload Files
    • Booking the monthly Bank Book of Wages Department
    • Leading a Team of 18 direct Reports.
    • Be the vocal point in all payroll related matters to the Regions-, Site and Subsidiaries of the Group
    • Be the sparring partner to the head of HR and the Director of Administration of the Group
    • Be the sparring partner for the back office (SAP Supplier in Europe).
    • Be the vocal point for Tax, and internal Audits as well available for the auditors

Desired Skills and Experience

    • BSc in Human Resources Management or Finance
    • MBA or Master’s in Accounting is a plus
    • At least 10 Years’eExperience in a leading operational HR Role / Function, Payroll Manager
    • Experience with SAP Payroll Computation
    • Experience with Nigerian Service of Conditions and SAP Payroll projects is a plus
    • Experience in SAP FI for the commercial part as booking the payroll results in FI
    • Familiar with SAP Query for the post payroll Reporting
    • Hands-on experience with payroll software
    • Familiarity with HRIS is a plus
    • In-depth knowledge of labor legislation and tax regulations
    • A high level of discretion and integrity when handling sensitive employee information
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.


Construction & Real Estate

Job Seniority


Job Category

Human Resources

Employment Type

Full time


10 - 15 years


Reports, Compensation & Benefits, Payroll, HRIS, SAP, Human Resources, Team Management

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