PAYROLL SPECIALIST

Job Category: Accounting/Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cameroon
Experience Level: 3 years minimum
African Zone: West Africa

We are looking for a PAYROLL SPECIALIST for one of our clients operating in Cameroon and across West Africa

CLOSING DATE: 20TH MAY, 2024


PURPOSE PAYROLL SPECIALIST

The Payroll Specialist is pivotal in ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing, compliance with all relevant regulations, and effective communication with employees regarding payroll-related matters. The ideal candidate will have strong numerical aptitude, attention to detail, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. PAYROLL SPECIALIST

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Processing Payroll:
    – Accurately calculate and process client payrolls (Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, DRC Congo, Niger) including taxes, employee benefits, garnishments, sick leave, and other payroll deductions.
    – Ensure all data is entered into the payroll system accurately and on time.
  • Customer Service:
    – Provide excellent customer service by answering payroll-related questions and resolving any issues promptly.
    – Collaborate with the Human Resources team to ensure employee records are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Compliance and Reporting:
    – Ensure compliance with tax laws and payroll regulations.
    – Maintain accurate payroll records and generate relevant reports for management.
  • Continuous Learning:
    – Keep up-to-date with changes in payroll laws and regulations and communicate any updates to clients
  • Payroll Software Knowledge:
    – Be adept at navigating, troubleshooting, and utilizing features to streamline payroll processing. Familiarize yourself with platforms like        Paychex Flex, QuickBooks, or other industry-specific tools12.
    – Ensure precise data entry for employee compensation, benefits, and deductions. PAYROLL SPECIALIST
  • Tax Laws and Regulations:
    – Stay updated on federal, state, and local tax regulations. Understand compliance requirements to avoid penalties and maintain the                organization’s reputation.
  • Labor Laws:
    – Comprehend labor laws specific to Cameroon and West Africa.
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Abilities:
    – Interpret complex payroll data, identify trends, and generate reports for management. Analyze payroll reports to spot numerical errors or      inconsistencies1.
    – Perform audits to ensure accuracy and compliance.
    – Resolve payroll discrepancies efficiently. PAYROLL SPECIALIST

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation is a plus.
  • Previous experience with ADP, Workday, or similar payroll systems preferred.
  • Exposure to payroll practices and knowledge in SAGE PAIE & HR and other softwares.
  • Computer literacy and mastery of related business and communication tools. (MS OUTLOOK, MICROSOFT Excel and other office packs)
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including a proven ability to maintain constructive relationships with colleagues and partners, in person and virtually.

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