Payroll Specialist
Red Ember Recruitment
Parktown, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements


To ensure the group complies with all payroll-related and employee benefits legislation.

Maintains multi payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.

Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.


Key Performance Areas and Duties

  • Continuously configure and upgrade payroll systems for VIP
  • Design, implements and manage the payroll and benefits systems
  • Co-Ordinate and provide advice on all benefits offered
  • Manage multi payrolls
  • Effective self- management and performance ownership
  • Co-ordinate activities of payroll
  • Manage payroll workload to meet operational requirements
  • Ensure payroll is processed in an accurate, compliant and timely manner
  • Direct the preparation of multiple payroll related documents
  • Administer benefit plans
  • Oversee compliance with statutory reporting and filing requirements
  • Compile data from payroll sources
  • Prepare relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports
  • Monitor the accurate processing of staff appointments, transfers, promotions and terminations
  • Prepare and review payroll account reconciliations
  • Maintain accurate account balances
  • Review and improve payroll policies and procedures
  • Oversee the maintenance of current employee data systems
  • Ensure all payroll information and records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements
  • Support all internal and external audits related to payroll
  • Process payroll checks for executive staff
  • Interpret new legislation impacting payroll
  • Manage and resolve issues relating to payroll production
  • Performance manage and develop payroll staff
  • Third Party Payments
  • Other Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • 5-8 years’ experience in a senior payroll position.
  • Comprehensive VIP, Sage 300 People configuration experience and understanding.
  • Extensive people management skills;
  • Tertiary education an advantage;
  • Good accounts knowledge and experience;
  • Sound knowledge of tax (PAYE) legislation
  • Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Experience with HRIS systems, Sage Premier (300), Web ESS, Reporting Capabilities
  • Education and / or Experience

  • Relevant degree in human resources, business or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5-8 Years experience working in Human Resource / Payroll field
  • Language Skills

  • Local language required, additionally English preferred
  • Knowledge Required :

  • Payroll system
  • Skills Development Levies Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant HR policies and processes
  • Advantageous

    Remuneration (structuring, benefits etc).

    Skills Required :

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Reporting skills
  • The ability to manage third party consultants
  • Be able to establish policies and procedures
  • Problem solving skills
  • Numerical skills
  • PC Literacy (Excel, Payroll System)
  • Personal Attributes Required :

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • People leadership capabilities
  • Hands-on management style
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time
  • Deadline driven (adherence to cut-off dates)
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