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Group Payroll Manager

Job Description


  • Completed financial qualification essential.
  • Further education in Compensation and Rewards Management – advantageous.
  • Registered with SARA as a rewards specialist.

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in the Payroll field in a medium to large organisation.
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector essential.
  • Broad knowledge of best remuneration practices and expatriate remuneration.
  • Extensive Payroll processing experience.
  • Demonstrating financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Independent mindedness. 
  • Detail conscientious with strong numeric and analytical skills.
  • Organisational skills to manage records, data and to meet deadlines.
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other web-based applications).
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex, challenging and confidential environment.
  • South African citizens only.

Job Description:

  •  Lead and provide direction to the payroll departments of all the divisions within the company to deliver accurate and quality payroll service to all employees.
  • Control and operate the company’s payrolls in line with legislation and group policy.
  • Plan and execute a payroll strategy to harmonise and synchronise the processes and policies used in each payroll to the eventual integration of the payrolls.
  • Advise on and implement group policies.
  • Ensure that payroll protocols and controls are in place across all the divisions and make sure these are documented.
  • Coordinate and implement continuous payroll audits at a company level.
  • Manage and coordinate all payroll-related projects, for example the implementation of payroll system upgrades across all divisions within the company.
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of all data as required by the business, including month-end reports.
  • Facilitate the reconciliation & submission process of midyear & tax year ends to the relevant tax authorities.
  • Provide leadership to the payroll administers/supervisors in respect of performance required and development needs.
  • Ensure that all payroll staff is trained on new updates, e.g. legislative, systems etc. as required.
  • Provide an advisory service to people management and senior management team at a company level regarding the payroll process and requirements.
  • Ensure that ad-hoc deductions are processed accurately.
  • Oversee and authorise supervisors’ monthly general ledgers and journals.
  • Maintain RL system with parameter changes as required by legislation and Business requirements.
  • Attend to queries and resolve problems that are escalated by the payroll team.
  • Assist with the preparations for the annual salary review & wage negotiation processes.
  • Liaising with payroll regarding implementation of salaries & communication of increases within set timeframes by communicating with all relevant parties.
  • Consulting with internal business partners, such as department heads and management, to assess benefits, compensation and compliance needs.
  • Educate, mentor and train HR staff on processes and professional practices within these areas.
  • stay on top of changing legislation and tax laws impacting on employee benefits.
  • Required to research and make recommendations on retirement, insurance plans & benefits.
  • Responsible for accurate data collection and analysis, as well as maintaining accurate employee records.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the business by understanding the analytics.
  • Management & facilitation of the company’s internal share based compensation schemes.
  • Statistical analysis of remuneration for the Group.
  • Providing external and internal benchmark information to management and assisting with the interpretation of the data.