4 Benefits of using a Payroll & PEO Service

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Onboarding workers and processing payroll can often be a tedious task. Drafting locally compliant Employment contracts, never mind determining employee wages, updating vacation and sick pay, withholding taxes and deducting employee-contributed payments for benefits can prove challenging and highly time-consuming.

For these reasons, many businesses outsource their employment and payroll services to Africa HR Solutions. In general, using an outsourced service can save you time, money and resources without the need to have a registered entity. It may reduce the cost of processing all the payroll functions in-house. It’s a service that can significantly free up valuable time and simplify your business processing. In this article, we look at the 4 major benefits of using a payroll service company like Africa HR Solutions.

Top 4 Benefits of using a Payroll & PEO Service

  1. No need to register an entity

It is the easiest and fastest way to hire an employee in a new country, while there is no requirement to set up a physical company. This way it allows the client to test the new market without significant investment.

  1. Reduction of resources

Eliminates costs of initial hardware or software investment. Furthermore, it allows tax calculations to be done with total compliance. Errors and manual handling of data is decreased as well as reducing time and spent on administrative tasks.  It ensures full compliance for any employee working across Africa while being managed remotely.

  1. Reduction of risks

There is less risks involved employment outsourcing. There are high costs and risks associated with opening your own company. Clients can ensure compliance while legally doing business in Africa through an accredited and recognized umbrella services company like Africa HR solutions.

  1. Human Resources Mobilization Optimization

Multi-dimensional functions of this new HR trend has also led to optimization of human resources in terms of Global Mobility. Payroll, tax compliance and social service benefits are taken care of, allowing you to focus on your core business.

What to look for in a Payroll & PEO Service

Not all PEO & payroll providers offer the same level of service. This is especially true when it comes to payroll services on the African continent as different countries have different legislations. Here are some specific traits one should look for from a PEO & payroll provider.

  • Reputation

A proper payroll service provider will have an established track record. This also reflects that the company has dealt with different payroll situations and requirements.

  • Support

Being able to get in touch with a dedicated support or account manager is essential. Look for a service provider that helps you whenever you need it.

  • Cost

Look for a company that provides you with competitive prices for the services you require. Additionally, you also need to determine if a contract is required and all fees involved.

  • Customized Offers

Different businesses have different needs. Ensure you choose a payroll & PEO provider that can accommodate your requirements and needs are met.

  • Added Services

Depending on your needs, you may need to look for providers that can assist you with additional services, such as insurance, retirement plans, compensation calculations, off-cycle payroll run, etc…

Final Thoughts

Whether a business needs Employment Outsourcing or payroll services ultimately depends on many factors. In most cases, operating a business in Africa comes with a number of challenges and many business owners often find it rough to manage their HR functions. Using a PEO or payroll service provider will drastically increase your business productivity since it will enable you to save on key resources.

Africa HR Solutions has been providing complete HR outsourcing services to businesses operating on the African continent for the past decade.

Get in touch today and request for a free, tailor-made quote according to your needs.

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Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.

Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.

His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.




Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Finance & Business Support

Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.

Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.

In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

Alex Daruty - Africa HR Team


Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.