Payroll Specialist (FinTech/Cryptocurrency)

Black Pen Recruitment

Payroll Specialist (FinTech/Cryptocurrency)

Our client is an American-based company that is expanding globally by being one of the first  movers to bring cryptocurrency to Africa and the Middle East at large. Their mission is to make cryptocurrency/blockchain and other FinTech services more accessible, and affordable, than ever before. Our client’s vision strives to form a committed team of forward-thinkers who collectively create a supportive, welcoming and highly innovative environment for all. 


Job Type: Remote | Full-time



  • +4 years experience within payroll 
  • Relevant tertiary education. Payroll certifications preferred 
  • Accounting knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in processing payroll in the company’s key markets in West Africa, Southern Africa, and Eastern Africa in 17 countries and growing i.e. Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Zambia, South Africa.   
  • Experience in Cryptocurrency advantageous 
  • Knowledge of payroll best practices.
  • Proficient in using software tools like SAP, Excel/Google Sheet.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, international work environment with a passion for making an impact.
  • High level of curiosity, initiative and the desire to learn end-to-end processes to drive improvements
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a high level of initiative 
  • Strong communication, problem solving, organisation, and analytical skills



  • Prepare monthly payroll submissions and review it for completeness and accuracy
  • Process payments like net salaries to employees, tax payments, pension payments, etc.
  • Process special payrolls including the annual bonus and year-end adjustment payrolls.
  • Manage annual returns and other statutory filings as they relate to payroll, payroll taxes, and benefits
  • Reconcile the payroll data to the audited financial statements 
  • Maintain control over all documentation, records, and processes. 
  • Assist in managing Payroll vendors across multiple countries
  • Other ad-hoc duties required from time to time
  • Communicates with the Human Resources Department to ensure the integrity of the payroll data including data related to new hires, terminations, transfers and rate changes. 
  • Researches and resolves questions from managers and employees as they relate to the processing of payroll information such as PTO and ESL, banking, garnishments, employment verifications, workers compensation, retroactive pay calculations, tax questions, and other changes.
  • Recommends or participates in the development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations policies and regulations 



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Blackpen Recruitment is a global recruitment agency that targets European, African and   American Markets with headquarters based in Malta and Cape Town. Blackpen specialises in FinTech, Cryptocurrency, Startup and iGaming Recruitment.

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