Payroll Administrator

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website Hungry Lion Zambia

We have an opportunity for a Payroll Administrator to join our Finance team.  The purpose of this position is to ensure that weekly and monthly payrolls are processed correctly and to assist with third-party reconciliations and submissions. Key stakeholders include store management and staff.


Prepare and process weekly wages and monthly payrolls via time and attendance import and manual sheets.
Load new employees and terminations timeously.
Capture and update all deductions, leave, absence, hours, costs and balance of employee salaries accurately.
Extract Net Pay and upload weekly/monthly payment via Fihrst Management services.
Update personal information on Sage including bank and address changes, increases, ad hoc allowances, etc.
Ensure that all required documentation for leave administration is received, including leave forms and sick certificates, for employees that are not on ESS and capture all transactions on Sage.
Ensure that all filing is up to date and stored in the designated areas.
Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting necessary changes.
Print and distribute payslips.
Provide staff with maternity and termination documents.
Resolve payroll queries on the FreshDesk portal.
Monthly third-party reconciliation and payments (Napsa, Unions, GLA, Pensions, PAYE etc.).
Process workmen’s compensation claims.
Assist the Payroll team with ad hoc duties.
Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.



At least 2 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience in large payrolls.
Knowledge and experience in African country payroll administration
Experience working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft, especially Excel.


Sage 300 People experience.
Kronos Time & Attendance experience.
Working experience of G-Suite.
QSR or retail branch network experience.


Resilience and stress tolerance.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Client centricity.
Drive and commitment.
Emotional intelligence.
Attention to detail.
A high degree of confidentiality and integrity.

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