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Payroll Supervisor at Sahara Group

Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.


Payroll Administration:

  • Ensure that all payroll related inputs required for the monthly payroll process are received before 15th of the month.
  • Review all payroll related inputs into the payroll system and check for accuracy
  • To reconcile current month payroll with previous month and explain the variances
  • Run the payroll software
  • Review cost center changes, all deductions and check for accuracy of Payroll
  • Print out schedules of statutory deductions i.e. PAYE, NSITF, and Pension etc.
  • Print out all payroll schedules i.e. Payroll Analysis, Bank Mandate & Payment Summary on GAPS
  • To ensure high confidentiality on employees’ pay, package and position

Payroll Reconciliation:

  • Monthly upload of staff salary cost & Transfer to Journal on Oracle payroll
  • Provide adhoc reports on staff salary costs to the relevant units within finance
  • Compute all end of services entitlements or indebtedness
  • Ensure resigned staff are not included in payroll
  • Advise Finance Mangers of monthly and Quarterly Reimbursable net position
  • Coordinate the administration of Pension, Taxes, NSITF, ITF, and Group Life Insurance.
  • Assist in the preparation of HR annual budget
  • Review salaries journal vouchers raised manually to determine their accuracy and to ensure they impact the correct general ledger accounts.
  • Monitors the amortization and accruals of all reimbursable and salaries related payments.

Statutory Compliance:

  • Coordinate the processing, remittance and reconciliation of all payroll related statutory liabilities (PAYE, NSITF, NHF, Group Life) to ensure compliance with all payroll related tax laws and regulations.
  • Administration of statutory audit (concerning PAYE, NSITF, NHF) process and respond promptly to payroll related queries raised by the tax authorities and other regulatory bodies.
  • Filing of tax returns in compliance with the deadline of the statutory authorities.
  • Prepare PAYE audit support data for external auditor’s use.
  • Implement all new Payroll related Law and Amendment within Nigeria and other African countries where

Minimum Qualification/ Experience:

  • A University Degree (or its equivalent) in Accounting or related fields
  • Minimum of 3- 5 years cognate working experience (Post NYSC) within the Reward & Remuneration department of a corporate organization, with at least 3 years in a similar role.
  • Professional certification such as ICAN, ACCA is an added advantage


  • Good knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the employee remuneration such as PAYE guidelines, Pension, etc is necessary.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Apt for figures
  • Must be good with reconciliations.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Oracle payroll software package
  • Must be good with Microsoft office suite (MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PPT etc)

Personality Traits:

  • Must be a quick self-starter
  • A good communicator
  • Must be flexible and ready to work long hours
  • Must be hard working
  • Must be a quick thinker
  • Must have be assertive
  • Must be Resilient
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Must possess analytical skills

Working Relationships

  • Company/Function Head
  • Group Legal
  • Finance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Agencies/Contractors, External Auditors
  • All staff



How to Apply:

Applicants should send their CV's to:


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