Payroll and Compliance Manager

Location: Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Job Description: Payroll & Compliance Manager

Location:  Lusaka, Zambia
Application Deadline: Rolling

Position: Full-time

Team: General & Administration: Finance

Compensation: Competitive salary & benefits commensurate with education and experience. One year renewable contract with 3 months probation.

We are building a diverse and inclusive team and  this opportunity is open to any qualified internal and external applicants. Women as well as candidates from Africa and those with experience working on the continent are particularly encouraged to apply for this role.


About Fenix


Fenix International is a next-generation energy and technology company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our customers through inclusive energy and financial services. Our flagship product, Fenix Power, is a modular, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable installments from just $0.11 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans, unlocking modern financial services for our customers. To date, Fenix has sold over 500,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2,500,000 people.

In early 2018, Fenix joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. This has allowed Fenix to Ensuring strategic alignment of the Fenix Zambia Learning and Development Goals  with business goals and make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to our mission, via new markets and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.


Job Overview

The Payroll & Compliance Manager will be responsible for processing payroll and filing all monthly, quarterly, and annual regulatory filings including NAPSA, PAYE, VAT, Withholding tax, and income tax by applicable deadlines. The Payroll & Compliance Manager will also be responsible for understanding all regulatory requirements, assessing and implementing processes & policies to ensure Company compliance with regulatory requirements, and managing audits by regulators.

The Payroll & Compliance Manager will report to the Director of Operations & Finance and work closely with the Talent and Accounting teams to ensure payroll and regulatory filings are complete, accurate, and processed timely.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role and information, we expect the highest levels of professionalism, dependability, and integrity.


Key Responsibilities


  • Coordinate with Talent, Accounting & Department Heads to ensure payroll is processed timely;
  • Handle employee queries around payroll processes;
  • Manage the relationship with 3rd party payroll provider for system related updates / improvements; and
  • Process and reconcile payroll transactions and accounts in the accounting system (SAP).

 Regulatory compliance:

  • Prepare and file all periodic regulatory filings including VAT, PAYE, WHT, NAPSA, and income tax by required deadlines;
  • Understand all regulatory requirements and build policies and processes to ensure Company compliance in filings, financial reporting, and general operations;
  • Understand all regulatory requirements and build policies & processes to ensure Company compliance; and
  • Manage audits by the ZRA & NAPSA.


  • Prepare month-end reconciliations for payroll & regulatory accounts and respond to any external audit requests around payroll / regulatory transactions;
  • If required, assist Accounting team and 3rd party consultants in preparation of annual income tax return; and
  • Perform other tasks as required by Director of Operations & Finance or other members of the Fenix management team

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 5 years experience in Accounts or Regulatory capacity
  • ZICA or ACCA qualified (or working towards Level 3)

Required Skills

  • Strong integrity, professionalism and responsibility
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of and manage ongoing responsibilities;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Shared values for a triple bottom line and a passion for Fenix and our customers!

To Apply


Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at


In your cover letter, please be sure to highlight the following:

  1. Why you are interested in Fenix International, and
  2. What excites you about this particular role.

Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun, fast-paced and high-growth work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

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