Global Payroll Administrator at Canonical Nigeria

In the fast-evolving landscape of open-source technology, Canonical stands as a trailblazing tech firm, leading the global charge towards open-source solutions. Renowned as the publisher of Ubuntu, a pivotal open-source project and a platform integral to AI, IoT, and cloud technologies, Canonical is actively shaping the world every day. As we continue to make strides, we are on the lookout for exceptional individuals to join our global team.

Position: Global Payroll Administrator

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (Full-time)

We are seeking an outstanding Global Payroll Administrator with expertise in managing end-to-end global payroll and contractor payments. This role involves working with outsourced payroll bureaus across various jurisdictions, including the US, UK, and EU. Whether based in our London office or working remotely, the Global Payroll Administrator will play a crucial role, reporting directly to our Global Financial Controller.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure timely and accurate delivery of all payrolls.
  2. Organize and process payroll/contractor data efficiently.
  3. Manage payroll deadlines and monthly tasks.
  4. Prepare payroll reports and provide finance with monthly payroll data.
  5. Ensure compliance with GDPR regulations and maintain payroll security/confidentiality.
  6. Handle payroll queries, resolving or escalating as necessary.
  7. Continuously improve systems and processes for seamless coordination between HR, Payroll, and Finance.
  8. Keep payroll policies up-to-date and develop new procedures as required.
  9. Support project-related activities from Finance and HR.
  10. Assist with the expansion of global payrolls and other projects.
  11. Act as a point of contact for escalated payroll queries.


  • Previous experience in a similar payroll role or working with outsourced payroll bureaus.
  • Excellent communication skills for interaction with external parties and internal team members.
  • Strong process and planning mindset.
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to problem-solve and think outside the box.
  • Proficient in using different software systems, with excellent knowledge of spreadsheets and formulas.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive base pay tailored to your experience and skills.
  • Additional benefits, including annual bonuses and sales incentives.
  • Fully remote working environment since 2004.
  • $2,000 annual personal learning and development budget.
  • Annual compensation review.
  • Recognition rewards.
  • Annual holiday leave.
  • Parental leave.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Opportunities for travel to new locations for team meetings.
  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long-haul company events.

Application Process:

If you are ready to contribute to our global success story, click [here](link to online application) to apply online. The application closing date is not specified, so act promptly to seize this exciting opportunity.

Join Canonical and be part of a company that is changing the world through open-source innovation!

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