Payroll Manager

Reference TTPM-0058
Region KZN
City Durban
Contract Permanent
Hours Full time
Category Financial & Accounting
Salary Market Related
Apply By 2020-04-23
Job Posted Date 2020-03-23


A vacancy has become available with our client for a Payroll Manager in Durban. The ideal candidate would need to review, design and implement group companies' compensation and benefits practices, processes and outputs to ensure internal and external parity. To successfully oversee and guide the payroll function, ensure alignment of reward systems with the business goals and enhance the groups' ability to attract, retain and reward high performing and talented employees.


Duties (will include but not limited to):   

  • Maximising the effectiveness and efficiency of payroll processing, including the streaming of processes                                                 
  • Regularly monitor and assess/audit integrity of payroll systems/ rules/calculations and application of legislation                                     
  • Reviewing the monthly salaries to ensure accuracy in the processing                                      
  • Reviewing, monitoring and implementation of the remuneration policy, philosophy and strategies                                                            
  • Leading and managing the payroll team                                                                                                
  • Researching and developing annual remuneration increase proposals to EXCO and implementation of approved increases across the Group                                                                        
  • Implementing and managing the Company's short term incentive schemes for the Group           
  • Developing and reviewing Remuneration and Employee Benefits Policies and Procedures           
  • Participating in all relevant salary surveys on behalf of the organisation                                 
  • Providing guidance and support to the group on all remuneration and benefits related matters                                                                
  • Management of retirement funds and insured benefits, medical aid scheme strategy and policy and general remuneration practices                                                                                                
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of remuneration and benefits systems             
  • Set up of Group Remuneration Committee     



  • Analytical Thinking                                          
  • Planning and Organising                               
  • Results Orientation                        
  • Project Management                                    
  • Problem Solving                              
  • Business Acumen                           
  • Customer Centric Focus                                               
  • People Management     


Minimum Requirements:

  • Tertiary Qualification and/or relevant payroll related qualification                                            
  • 10 years relevant experience of which at least 5 must be in a managerial role                     
  • Experience in payroll calculation and processing                                                                                               
  • Solid financial acumen and knowledge of Accounting software                                                  
  • Extensive knowledge of Sage VIP Payroll, ESS software is essential                                         
  • Experience in interpreting Main Agreements                                                                                     
  • Advanced MS Office, particularly Excel is essential                                                                           
  • In- depth working knowledge of relevant tax legislation including Income Tax Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Professional registration at SARA                                    
  • Experience in dealing with Expats Remuneration 

How to Apply

Please forward your CV to Should you not be contacted within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.