Senior Payroll Administrator - Grabouw, South Africa - Camino Recruit

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Grabouw, South Africa

1 month ago

Thabo Mthembu

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Payroll Processing
Calculate and process employee salaries, wages, piece work, bonuses, and other compensation accurately and on time.

Validate timekeeping records and resolve discrepancies.

Process payroll adjustments, including bonuses, overtime, and deductions.

Assist FM with the calculation of annual profit-share amounts.

General query handling.

Reconciliation of payroll system to financial system

Preparation of payroll journals

Applications for tax directives

Manage and completion of UI19 documentation.

Tax compliance
Ensure accurate and timely withholding and remittance of payroll taxes.

Stay updated on tax regulations and make necessary adjustments to ensure compliance, cash, and electronic payment receipts into accounting software daily.

Benefits administration
Ensure accurate and timely withholding and remittance of payroll taxes.

Stay updated on tax regulations and make necessary adjustments to ensure compliance.

Review all third-party payments and reconciliations.

Liaise with third-party administrators w.r.t medical aid and pension fund.

Yearly updates on beneficiary information

Record keeping
Maintain accurate and up-to-date payroll records.

Prepare and maintain related employee records.

Ensure compliance with local regulations governing payroll.

Prepare and file payroll-related reports, such as monthly and annual tax returns.(EMP201, WCA, EMP501)

Risk management procedures

Audit support

Assist in internal and external audits related to payroll and employee compensation and manage the functions and activities of three administrative clerks and the receptionist.

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field

Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation can be beneficial.

Knowledge and Experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)

A minimum of three years' experience in a similar role

Experience in the payroll of wages and salaries of 2500+ employees (large payroll)

Proficiency in using Payroll software (Extensive experience on SAGE 300 people payroll will be advantageous)

Good understanding of and working knowledge of all the appropriate Acts (LRA, BCEA, Secretarial determination, OSHA, COID, EEA, SDL), best practices

Advanced Excell skills required & proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

Knowledge and experience of EMP201 returns and EMP501.

Income codes knowledge

Knowledge of Medical aid & pension/provident fund, employee benefits, UIF, SDL & compensation programs.

Journal and reconciliation experience is non-negotiable.

Knowledge of banking electronic payment

Experience with time and attendance software and literate in MS Office, VIP Payroll Sage 300, and Accpac

At least 3 years' post article experience (SAIPA)

Key Competencies
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines.

Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to explain complex payroll concepts to diverse stakeholders.

Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle and interpret large sets of data accurately.

High level of integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality when handling sensitive payroll information

Strong problem-solving abilities and a pro-active approach.

Ability to work under pressure and results-driven.

Meticulous and thorough nature or attention to detail

Maintain and build strong internal and external stakeholder relationships with a service approach.

Emotional resilience

Able to work independently with mínimal supervision.

Highly reliable and trustworthy, maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.

Committed team player and a good leader.

Job Types:
Full-time, Permanent

R48, R55,000.00 per month


  • Diploma (preferred)


- payroll larger than 1500 people: 5 years (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Grabouw, Western Cape (required)

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