Payroll Manager reporting to the Human Resource Manager

Job Overview

Payroll Manager to do the full payroll function of ± 1300 employees. Ensure all data captured for monthly/weekly payroll. The ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with experience in payroll administration and deep knowledge of payroll regulations.

Areas of Responsibility (Your duties will include but are not limited to:)

Maintains payroll information by designing systems, directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
Updates payroll records job titles, department/ division transfers, increases, terminations and appointments job grading.
Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, etc.
Providing information and answering employee questions about payroll related matters.
Managing electronic timekeeping systems and manually collecting and reviewing timesheets.
Calculating payable hours, commissions, bonuses, tax withholdings, and deductions.
Preparing and issuing earnings statements.
Maintaining employee records.
Coordinating with the HR department to ensure correct employee data.
Report to HR Department regarding daily activities and issues
Preparing periodic payroll reports for review by management.
Helps to ensure proper payment of wages and salaries by using the in-house payroll system to correctly process salaries and reported hours worked, correctly
utilize paid leave and holiday pay, correctly accrue compensatory time, and correctly compute overtime while meeting deadlines.
Facilitates employee participation in various voluntary payroll deduction options by processing voluntary deduction forms, which includes verifying employee eligibility and checking the accuracy of completed forms, and by ensuring the authorized deductions are made from employee.
Prepare reports by compiling, researching, and analyzing data and performing
monthly and annual reconciliations.
Maintaining high levels of accuracy, maintaining a professional demeanor and
appropriate levels of confidentiality and providing good employee service.
Knowledge, skills and experience required

Excellent verbal and written communication in English and Afrikaans
Good time management skills
Proven experience as a payroll manager or similar role
Current knowledge of payroll procedures
Excellent understanding of payroll VIP Premier/People
Familiarity with payroll software VIP Premier / Clocking systems (Nako/ Absolute
Solutions) and MS Office (especially Excel)
An analytical mind and good math skills
Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
Tertiary degree will be to the candidate’s advantage

Highly organised
Ability to multi-task
Salary R 20 000 – R 30 000 CTC (depending on experience)

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