We are urgently seeking a skilled and commercially astute Payroll Manager for a senior role based in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg for a leading ICT conglomerate.

This is a role that requires multi-country payroll experience with the ability to thrive under pressure.

You will need to meet the following requirements:

  • B. Com (or similar business related) Undergraduate Degree (HR/Payroll or similar)
  • SAPA designation strongly preferred
  • Payroll Experience (at least 8 years) for large staff compliment (450+)
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of South African Tax Legislation
  • Payroll experience for staff outside of South Africa including: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and/or Mauritius
  • Experience / exposure to the Telecoms / ICT sector would be highly desirable
  • Skilled communicator with strong verbal and written abilities
  • Knowledge / expertise with VIP Payroll and/or VIP Sage 300

Roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Running payroll for staff compliment of over 450 across a number of countries in Africa
  • Performing audits on payroll master data integrity.
  • Responsible for the testing and implementation of all statutory amendments affecting employee earnings.
  • Ensuring systems are set-up and updated to reflect our current employee base, including wages, benefits, sick and vacation time in line with contracts (union and non-union)
  • Balancing the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Ensure Statutory payroll Reporting to regulatory bodies is accurate and on-time (SARS tax, ETI, Foreign tax offices, UIF, Skills levies etc
  • Maintaining and ensuring budgets are accurate, annual, in accordance to the timetable, according to departmental, divisional plan and monthly reviews.
  • Maintaining payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures and update relevant stakeholders on changes.
  • Managing regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.)

Location: Johannesburg (Northern Suburbs)

Package: Negotiable and commensurate with experience


For a confidential discussion please contact us or email your CV to info@sapientis.co.za (Reference: PYM_CST_GP)

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