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Payroll Accountant

AZA Group

AZA Group

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Company Summary

AZA Finance is an established provider of currency trading and cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology in our flagship products, AZA is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and across frontier markets.

Our API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via our robust API while our Web-Based platform is our B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers.

Our partners utilise our hybrid financial infrastructure and deep local knowledge to manage liquidity and send payments to dozens of bank networks, mobile money operators and payments aggregators across Africa. Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala and Dakar.ded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Durban and Dakar.

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced payroll accountant to overview daily payroll operations in our company and manage our payroll system. To ensure success as a payroll accountant, you should demonstrate knowledge of applicable tax laws and ideally have experience in a similar role. A first-class payroll accountant will be detail-oriented and someone who can accurately and timely process salaries. To succeed in this role, you must have strong mathematical skills and knowledge of national and regional laws on payroll and taxes.


  • Standardized all payroll accounting functions by ensuring that all the aspects of payrolls and benefits workflow are accurate and in compliance with all organizational requirements
  • Gather and update data in the payroll system along with maintaining confidentiality of employees' records
  • Conduct payroll reports, analyze data, maintain and examine accounting records, and assist in tax management
  • Work in conjunction with the HR Department to ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates
  • Reconcile and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions on accounting software
  • Ensure all payroll procedures are in line with governmental laws & policies
  • Create and maintain payroll files
  • Prepare and participate in internal payroll audit
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • A minimum of five years' experience as a Payroll Accountant, or in a similar role
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous attention to details
  • Highly organized
  • Proactive and able to work in fast-pacing environment
  • Attentive to details and thriving excellence in each and every task
  • Can-do attitude owner and problem solving thinker
  • Flexibility and Resilience Practitioner
  • Accountable and Reliable
  • Passionate about the role
  • Great career development opportunities in a fast growing Fintech Company
  • Ownership: All team members are empowered to bring ideas and make a difference in a dynamic and casual work environment
  • A competitive salary at every stage of your growth
  • Workplace pension contributions
  • 24 days statutory paid annual leave in addition to local public holidays, plus an extra day for birthdays. Including 4 days for Christmas/New Year break
  • Company funded private medical insurance: dental, medical, and optical services coverage based on your jurisdiction
  • 2x-3x Group life insurance based on your jurisdiction
  • Performance bonus & Equity Incentives Plan
  • Growth: Access to a personal growth budget (FTEs/PERM Only)
  • Mentor & Buddy Program
  • Complimentary breakfast, snacks & drinks
  • Team Building and Happy Hours Events
  • Employee mental health support
  • A One-Time Work from Home Allowance
  • Employee Referral Program

AZA is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. AZA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.