Payroll Specialist

Human Resources & Skills Development

Job Location


Job Type

Full Time



Total Positions


BEE Position


Job Description

Our client is seeking a team player who has extensive experience in managing complex and complicated payrolls. You will not just be overseeing the process; you will need to get your hands dirty and get stuck into the detail. Ideally, you will have experience working within an agile working environment.

It is essential that you have the following competencies:
• Worked with different business units
• Worked with different pay structures
• Worked with different pay rules
• In excess of 12 different types of payrolls to process with their own complexities
o Monthly salaries
o Factory – weekly paid
o Factory monthly paid
o Shifts – various shifts (12-12) (6-6) (3shifts in 24 hours)
o Must have worked with shifts and time and attendance systems
• Experience having worked with a company that has been involved with M&A as you would need to integrate the new company into the Group rules
• Understand the different structures/options within a pension fund 
• Advanced knowledge of VIP and Excel (VLOOKUP’s and Tables)
• Smart reporting experience or ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is a reporting tool that can be trained as long as they have the expertise to pull reports out of VIP into an Excel format
• Understand BCEA and  keep informed of changes to Tax legislation
• Liaising with the Union, regarding deductions etc and completion of withdrawal forms
• Overseeing the Medical aid / Retirement reconciliation
• Generation and preparing of management reports
• Preparation of payroll summaries and month end reporting

Job Duties

Qualifications and Experience
• Relevant diploma/degree would be highly advantageous
• Min 3-5 years’ experience on running large payrolls 
• Manufacturing sector experience essential
• Advanced knowledge of VIP Payroll System
• Excellent knowledge of payroll and legislative requirements
• Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration.
• Solid experience in working with shift permutations and overtime calculations

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