Payroll Specialist

  • Full time
  • Anywhere

Reference: SJ 6988

Consultant: Sone Johnson


  • Payroll administration for various companies inside and outside of South Africa using local
  • platforms available
  • Co-ordinate employee status changes between Employee Services and Finance for new engagements, transfers, promotions, terminations, etc.
  • Capture semi-monthly and monthly payroll for review and ensure governance
  • Ensure that all salaries, contractors and deductions are paid accurately and in a timely fashion to all employees, government institutions and 3rd parties
  • Ensure that monthly reconciliations, payments, and reporting is conducted effectively and timeously
  • Complete and submit payroll returns where necessary
  • Assist in managing payroll related schemes (for example trainee schemes, health benefits cycle to work etc.)
  • Respond to internal and external payroll queries and liaise with the CFO, Head of
  • Employee Services and Head of Finance in a customer centric manner
  • To ensure accurate and timeous employee record keeping & filing
  • New tax registrations where necessary
  • Ad-hoc payroll related duties
  • Create customers, issue and email invoices to customers as part of the account receivable function
  • Record vendor bills as part of accounts payable function
  • Create payment schedules and upload payments
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Master data maintenance, as required
  • Other tasks/projects, as required


  • Senior certificate with mathematics and accounting is a pre-requisite. Certificate / diploma in accounting is advantageous
  • South African payroll experience is a pre-requisite. Canadian, Swiss, United Kingdom or
  • United States payroll experience is advantageous
  • Strong administration skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Driven, proactive, high-energy, highly visible, and customer service-focused
  • Strong Excel skills is advantageous
  • Great written and verbal communication, organization and time management skills
  • Excellent team player who is very comfortable working with employees in other countries as part of a globally distributed team (involving regular daily video calls and messages)

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to
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  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

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