Ghana Payroll Outsourcing

Pay Your Talents
in Ghana Compliantly

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Seeking A Reliable Payroll Partner in Ghana ?​​

With our Ghana Payroll Outsourcing services, your talents are paid on time and without error! Our team at Africa HR Solutions also provides your company with much-needed guidance to ensure that your operations comply with Ghana’s Labor Code and tax policies. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the expansion of over 400 clients across Africa by providing reliable HR and payroll and cross-border payment outsourcing solutions.

Ghana Payroll Done The Easy Way. The Right Way.

13 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

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Ghana Country Overview

Geographic location: The Republic of Ghana is a Western African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo.

Population: Ghana has a large population of over 30 million people. Many of whom are English speakers. Of the languages indigenous to Ghana, Akan is the most widely spoken.

Economy: Rich in mineral resources such as diamonds, manganese, limestone, iron and granite, Ghana is both the second largest gold producer in the African continent and the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa. As such, Ghana’s middle-income economy is driven by the service sector and manufacturing and extractive industries.

The country performs well in terms of healthcare, economic growth, and human development indices and has maintained one of the fairest and most secure governments on the continent since 1993. All of these factors, make the country a secure and prolific destination for investors.

Payroll in Ghana - What You Should Know

  • Population: 31,732,128
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $77.59 B
  • GDP Growth (April 2021): 5.4%
  • Inflation, consumer prices: 10.0%
  • Foreign Direct Investment (% of GDP): 2.7%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.7%
  • Capital: Accra
  • Currency: Ghanaian Cedi
  • Languages: English, Akan, Ghanaian Pidgin English

Employer Contribution

From an employer’s perspective, social security in Ghana is structured in three tiers.

  • The first tier: Employers are required to contribute 13% of their payroll to social security (mandatory)
  • The second tier: Employers can contribute up to 13% of their payroll to social security (voluntary)
  • The third tier: A voluntary fully-funded and privately managed Provident Fund and Personal Pension Plan.

Employee Contribution

From an employee’s perspective, social security in Ghana is structured in two tiers.

  • The first tier: Employees are required to contribute 5.5% of their payroll to social security (mandatory)
  • The second tier: Employees can contribute up to 5.5% of their payroll to social security (voluntary)
  • The third tier: A voluntary fully-funded and privately managed Provident Fund and Personal Pension Plan.
  • Value-added tax (VAT)

    The standard VAT rate is 12.5% in Ghana – applied to the supply of goods and services both local and imported.

    Tangible goods supplied by VAT-registered wholesalers are subject to a flat rate of 3%.

    An exemption applies for the supply of any form of power, heat, refrigeration, or ventilation.

Paid Time-Off

Employees are generally entitled to 15 days of paid annual leave.

Sick Leave

Ghana’s Labor code does not specify a time period for sick leave.

Maternity Leave

In Ghana, women are entitled to a maximum of 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Paternity Leave

There is no statutory paternity leave in Ghana.

  • According to Act 651 of Ghana’s labor code, an employment contract may be terminated by either party at any time.
  • There must, however, be a month’s notice for employees with 3 or more years of service.
  • For less than 3 years of service, two weeks’ notice or two weeks’ pay in lieu of notice is required.
  • For a week-to-week contract, 7 days’ notice is required by the employer.

The following grounds for termination are determined as ‘abusive’ and go against Ghana’s Labor Code and will result in serious consequences for the employer:

  • On the basis of race, color, religion
  • If a pregnant employee is absent from work when on maternity leave
  • If the worker ends up with a disability

An employee’s termination is also deemed ‘abusive’ if the latter is a victim of ill-treatment by their employer

Employees in Ghana are entitled to compensation in the form of redundancy pay. This is only applicable whereby the company is obligated to cease activities due to a financial mishap and has no other choice than to terminate employees.

In that case, the compensation is subject to negotiation between the two parties.

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Independence Day of Ghana (6th March)
  • Good Friday (10th April)
  • Easter Monday (13th April)
  • Labor Day (1st May)
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Founders’ Day (4th August)
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (21st September)
  • Farmers’ Day (4th December)
  • Christmas Day (25th Husband)
  • Boxing Day (28th December)

While the content presented on this webpage is accurate as of the time of publication, it is imperative to recognise that the content is provided solely for informational purposes and does not constitute legal and/or tax advice. To obtain the most current and precise guidance, it is essential to verify specific details related to employment or compliance with our experts or consult your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). Africa HR Solutions Ltd. explicitly does not offer legal or tax advice. The information provided is general in nature, not tailored to a specific company or workforce, and does not reflect the service delivery of Africa HR Solutions in any given jurisdiction. Africa HR Solutions makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and disclaims any liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss resulting from the use of or reliance on the information.

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GRANT GERAGHTY - Africa HR Team

GRANT GERAGHTY

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

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 Africa HR Team

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

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.

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE​

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE

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.

MARK DU PREEZ​

MARK DU PREEZ

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

ALEX DARUTY

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.