Payroll Manager

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Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Jan 16, 2021
Category Accounting Finance Jobs
Job Type Full-time


  • The Payroll Manager will be responsible for Payroll Processing Management and Payroll Administration Support to the Business.

    • Payroll Processing Management:
      • Develop, review and maintain payroll administration processes and procedures
      • Document new procedures and guidelines for the payroll system
      • Monitor compliance to payroll administration procedures and guidelines
      • Review and quality assure changes/variations within the payroll system and review engagements, terminations and documentation in relation to employee changes on the system
      • Perform a high-level review of payroll administration data for errors, omissions and inconsistencies for data integrity
      • Receive and check pay-period reports prior to uploading EFT files to the banks and act as the final internal control before the files are released
      • Upload EFT files to banks for pay groups as needed
      • Review payroll account reconciliations
      • Ensure that payroll is processed in an accurate, compliant and timely manner
      • Lead the implementation of payroll in accordance with substantive or collective agreements with organised labour
      • Handle and execute employee leave liability provisions
      • Monitor the allocation of emails, calls and voicemails to an assigned Payroll Administrator to action, and monitor the quality of service provided by team members
    • Payroll Administration Support to the Business
      • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships with functional heads across all operating entities
      • Maintain sound working relationships with the HC Business Partners and HC Administration Manager
      • Manage the timeous resolution of payroll queries by attending to escalated queries and reviewing unresolved queries on a daily basis
      • Liaise with Compensation and Benefits on matters pertaining to medical aid and pension/provident funds and participate in workshops aimed at communicating benefit options and updates to staff members, as and when required
      • Provide input into the creation of appropriate HC reports on HC metrics, in consultation with the HC Reporting Administrator
      • Manage the provision of support to deliver on HC calendar events, for ad hoc or unscheduled projects for HC Shared Services
      • Liaise with auditors during audits to respond to queries and provide information

    The Successful Applicant

    Non-Negotiable Selection Criteria

    • Matric / Grade 12.
    • B Degree in Finance or Payroll Administration or NQF equivalent.
    • Minimum of 8 years' experience in Payroll Administration of which 5 years is in a managerial capacity managing multiple payrolls across a group
    • SAP ECC Payroll
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