Payroll Administrator at the Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a leading non-governmental public health organisation in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS treatment, malaria prevention, and treatment, primary health care system strengthening, non-communicable diseases and maternal, newborn, and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers, the Global Fund and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Payroll Administrator

Job ID: sfh-57745
Location: Abuja
Employment type: Full-time
Category: Human Resources

Job Profile

  • We seek to recruit self-motivated and highly qualified persons to fill the under-listed vacant positions, in response to organisational expansion into new geographies.
  • We are looking for an efficient payroll administrator to be responsible for all payroll processes. The payroll administrator’s duties include the management of employee data  on the HR MIS, ensuring the accuracy of timesheets, computing wages, and ensuring employees are paid correctly and on time.
  • To be successful as a payroll administrator you should have strong numeracy skills and be able to multitask effectively.
  • Ultimately, an outstanding payroll administrator should be able to manage all aspects of payroll in a timely and accurate manner and work with the HR/Finance team to ensure documents are organized and payroll-related items are handled appropriately.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Providing information and answering employee questions about payroll related matters.
  • Managing electronic timekeeping systems and/or manually collecting and reviewing timesheets.
  • Calculating payable hours, commissions, bonuses, tax withholdings, and deductions.
  • Preparing and issuing earnings statements if required.
  • Preparing monthly payroll for payment
  • Maintaining employee records that relate to salary.
  • Coordinating with the HR & finance department to ensure correct employee data.
  • Calculating and processing terminal benefits of exiting staff
  • Providing administrative assistance to the accounting /HR department

Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting preferred.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a payroll office.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite.
  • High level of proficiency with ERP and/or payroll software programs.
  • Knowledge of SAP will be an added advantage      .

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legal regulations.
  • HR Technology and Analytics.
  • Problem Solving and Analytical Ability.
  • Innovative and external facing.
  • Learning Mindset.

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation package for these positions is designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented individuals.

Deadline: 30th June, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SFH is an equal opportunity employer, therefore women are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are residents in the states where the roles are situated are strongly encouraged to apply.


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