Payroll & Rewards Specialist at Unilever Nigeria Plc

Unilever Nigeria Plc – Welcome to Unilever, a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Payroll & Rewards Specialist

Job Requisition ID: R-68743
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full time

Background & Purpose of the Job

  • The overall purpose of this role is to manage, supervise and deliver the country payroll within the given timelines and to provide reward operational support to Expertise Teams, HRBP’s, People Partners and DSs.
  • The role will provide support to the Finance teams in the relevant reporting cycles.


  • To process accurate and timely payroll for country remittance of data to bank through accounts payable Executes payroll accounting and reconciliation
  • Delivers payroll services by managing payroll personnel
  • Generates monthly reports and SLAs for payroll
  • Monitors payroll processes to meet legal compliance and COBP requirements
  • Provides payroll KPIs reports and data as required
  • Manages processing of statutory deductions and remittance of data to finance for payments to institutions and retirees
  • Participates in pension cycle briefs – support preparations for pension annual general meetings and cascades to country
  • Prepares annual reports and manage end year processes e.g. taxation, write-off,
  • Ensure implementation of payroll project, process change/improvement, adjustments etc
  • Provides ad-hoc data and supplementary reports as required from time to time
  • Reward and payroll related communication i.e. schedules, guidelines
  • Manages customer expectations and payroll queries – issues, problems escalated by helpdesk officer / WFA assistants.
  • To input to payroll systems against new reward cycle, new collective Bargaining agreement, Time and Attendance data / payment related calculations for payroll accuracy
  • To process statutory deductions report and remit to finance for pay-outs i.e. tax, National Social Security, Pension, Co-operatives, etc
  • Prepare monthly payroll Service Level Agreement reporting (CSR)
  • Leads payroll projects and process improvement initiatives i.e. liaison with IT & 3P


  • Reward Operations & Administration: Includes, but not limited to, managing the implementation of reward policies, administering all reward related systems and preparation of periodic reward-related reports.
  • Annual Pay review: Manage the pay review administration cycle from ensuring 100% data quality to advising payroll of final outcomes
  • My Reward: Maintain the country reward data in My Reward (our Total Reward System)
  • Benefits Administration: Administer local pension and benefit schemes – interface with employees and other stakeholders (eg, pensions, finance, treasury, legal, company doctor etc), and monitor tax compliance of all employee benefits, including IA (International Assignees’) allowances & benefits.
  • Key Employee Moments Support: Serve as point of contact for reward-related queries across the various touch points in an employee’s tenure within the business
  • Long Service Awards/Recognition Schemes: Manage the end-to-end administration of both schemes
  • Salary Surveys and Market Benchmarking: Support reward Expertise Team on Benchmarking and Survey activities

Requirements and Skills

  • Qualified to University Degree level.
  • At least 4+ years’ experience in Payroll and Reward
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Results driven
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Effective communication skills –verbal and written
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Good understanding of Unilever HR principles and framework
  • Experience working with Payroll software
  • Experience using Workday and Onepay is an added advantage
  • Excellent MS Excel Skills (formulas, v-lookups, macros, graphs and manipulate data)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of HRMIS and other MS Office applications

Key Interface:

  • Employee Experience Team
  • Regional & Global Reward Teams (Mobility, Pensions, Reward Services, Equity)
  • Finance Teams
  • Service delivery providers (either in-house/outsourced)
  • HRBP community
  • Line Managers
  • Employees.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Closing date: Not specified