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<span>Payroll Advisor</span>

Payroll Advisor

Human Resources Ebène, Mauritius Full-time
Company Description

Fund services | Corporate | Capital markets | Private client | Regulatory & Compliance

We help clients succeed by unlocking new value through expertise, trust and scale. We deliver solutions that solve complex challenges faced by asset managers, financial institutions, corporates, high net-worth individuals and family offices.

With a curious mindset, we ask the right questions to get to the right solution, faster. We collaborate to win together, sharing successes and shaping the future of our global business. Our culture of support and recognition provides the tools and opportunities for you to grow, while unlocking the most value for our clients and making your mark with Ocorian.

Expertise: We deliver specialist, tech-enabled solutions for our clients grounded on deep industry expertise.

Trust: We’re a trusted partner to over 8,000 clients globally. We are proud to have long-lasting partnerships with our clients.

Scale: With more than 1,500 colleagues, we operate across 20+ countries, our scale enables us to support our clients globally and locally, providing a seamless client experience across borders and service lines.

Job Description

Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Advisor will be responsible for the range of payroll related activities in the allocated global jurisdictions where Ocorian operates. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure pre-payroll tasks are completed, payrolls are run and post processing tasks finalised, in a timely, accurate and compliant manner.   

  • Work with outsourced payroll service providers and other vendors/ organisations to deliver a timely, accurate and compliant payroll service.   

  • Maintain and manage payroll processes and records to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions. 

  • Resolve payroll queries promptly and accurately within the agreed deadlines.   

  • Contribute to the definition and continuous improvement and update of payroll processes and documentation.   

  • Act as liaison between payroll and finance regarding payroll matters for the allocated jurisdictions. 

  • Day to day administration of benefits programs including health insurance and pension plans, supporting employees and liaising with vendors/ brokers as required. 

  • Support, as required, any in house payroll activities. 

  • Ensure that all internal and external audit requirements are met and provide information to auditors as required. 

Qualifications Required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a Payroll role. 
  • Highly numerate with a systematic approach to problem solving. 

  • High accuracy and strong attention to detail. 

  • Strong written communication skills. 

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills. 

  • Sense of urgency, willingness to own tasks and the resilience to work through issues to conclusion, maintaining energy and motivation. 

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations 

  • At least intermediate Excel proficiency (e.g. PivotTables, formulas such as vlookup). Advanced Excel proficiency is advantageous. 

  • Experience with international payroll is preferred. 

  • Experience administering Benefits is preferred. 


  • During peak periods of the payroll cycle, candidate needs to be able to work later shift pattern to accommodate time differences with jurisdictions supported (e.g. finish at 8 or 9pm). 

  • Due to the need to work later shift during peak payroll periods, this role is more suited to those residing in the regions of Moka, Plaine Wilhems and Port Louis (or that have own means of transportation). 

Additional Information

All staff are expected to embody our core values that underpin everything that we do and that reflect the skills and behaviours we all need to be successful.  These are:

  • We are CLIENT CENTRIC – Clients are at the centre of our world, and we’re committed to providing expertise and specialist solutions to meet their most complex challenges.
  • We are AMBITIOUS – We aim high. We think and act globally, seizing every opportunity to delight our clients and support our colleagues - wherever in the world they may be.
  • We are AGILE – We act on our initiative to get things done for our clients. Our independence gives us the flexibility and freedom to keep things simple, efficient and effective.
  • We are COLLABORATIVE – With a curious mindset, we ask the right questions to get to the right solution, for our clients faster. We collaborate to win together and share our successes.
  • We are ETHICAL – We behave with integrity at all times and assume positive intent, building trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.