Head of Payroll Unit at MacTay Consulting

Head of Payroll Unit at MacTay Consulting


MacTay Consulting has been in existence for over 28 years in Nigeria. We are a member of TACK and TMI, international consulting companies operating in over 60 countries and with a combined experience of over 80years.

Our global network of partners and experience means that our clients enjoy all the benefits of a local office, while drawing upon our multi-cultural knowledge and global delivery resource – whenever required.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Payroll Unit

Location: Lekki 1, Lagos
Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: Manager, Quality Assurance and Service Level Management

Job Description

  • Update and organize systems to manage payroll information
  • Maintain payroll records and files
  • Prepare and organize financial statements for filing and review
  • Manage time cards, time entry, and timekeeping software and systems
  • Set-up new employee information and accounts
  • Onboard new employees on time entry systems and methods
  • Keep accounts accurate during employee changes and rollovers
  • Manage the payroll team; supervise and assign tasks to assistants
  • Work with accounting team, finance team, and HR
  • Keep detailed records for taxes and audits
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting
  • Ensure company complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements regarding payroll processes
  • Strict adherence to internal company policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field
  • 7 years’ previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, manager, or related position
  • Excellent computer skills; experience in payroll software and Microsoft Office Suite; additional system knowledge a plus
  • In-depth understand of payroll procedures, laws, taxes, and best practices
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of SAGE, Oracle, ERP.
  • Proven record of working on voluminous payroll.
  • Valuable experience in Consulting, Audit and Finance.
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Comfortable in both a leadership and team-player role
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Computer Skill – Microsoft word, Excel, Power and performance tools.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Process orientated
  • High level of attention to detail

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

: The information contained within this role brief is provided for guidance, is not contractual, and is not an exhaustive list of all accountabilities that the post holder may have.

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