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Sokowatch Payroll & Benefits Manager Job Kenya 2021

Sokowatch Payroll & Benefits Manager Job Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Sokowatch Payroll & Benefits Manager Job Kenya 2021
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Sokowatch Payroll & Benefits Manager Job

Payroll & Benefits  Manager Job, HR Jobs Kenya 2022, 

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small merchants to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Cote d ‘Ivoire and Senegal use Sokowatch’s mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Role: Payroll and Benefits Manager

We’re looking for an exceptional Payroll and Benefits manager who will be tasked with overseeing the treasury operations across the Sokowatch group.

Locations: Kenya

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and facilitate the timely and accurate Payroll operations for our monthly payrolls, such as the below:
    • Process expenses
    • Tax payments and reconciliations as needed
    • Calculate and enter payroll data
    • Update employee information and deductions
    • Data entry, records management, and analytics as needed
    • Perform month on month payroll reconciliations
    • Review payroll journal entries for posting
    • Perform General ledger to Payroll reconciliations
  • Manage the accurate and timeline processing of Payroll
  • Managing compliance with all statutory regulations, as well as company policies.
  • Communicate developments in a clear and actionable manner to other internal stakeholders, including People, payroll, and legal teams.
  • Partner with People and Finance teams to support other initiatives such as transfer pricing, time-tracking, records management, compensation, people analytics, People data privacy, and systems
  • Review employee data changes such as new hire entry and direct deposit set up, promotions, status changes, terminations, etc.
  • Process Leave of Absences/leave management
  • Provides support in the presentations that educate employees about their benefits and inform employees about any changes to the benefits structure.
  • Maintains compensation databases and ensures employment records are properly maintained in the system.


  • 7+ years’ facilitating Payroll within high-growth or complex organizations
  • 3+ years’ overseeing/managing a Payroll team/function
  • Comprehensive knowledge of East Africa payroll processing and compliance
  • Prior experience managing payroll reporting
  • Exceptional attention to detail and analytical mindset
  • Consultative approach with a proven track record of process optimization
  • Tech-savvy: advanced proficiency in Excel; comfort with G-suite
  • Excellent, succinct communication

How to Apply

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