Senior Payroll & Administration Officer (REF: AG038) (Undisclosed Cost to Company) – Claremont, Western Cape

Job Overview

Our client a leading entity in the Property sector is looking for a Senior Payroll & Administration Officer to join their team

Duties will include, but are not limited to:


Develop systems to process payroll account transactions(e.g. salaries, benefits, garnishments, deductions, taxes and third party payments)

Oversee processing of payroll changes (e.g. new hires terminations, raises) and system upgrades

Oversee the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization

Collaborate with Human Resources (HR) and accounting teams

Maintain accurate records

Research, analyse and solve payroll related [URL Removed](ESS)

Follow up on leave applications and ensure it is imported into the system

Verify leave applications

Approve leave applications to ensure it reflects accurately on the system

Perform leave recons

Responsible for the upkeep and management of the employee self-service system

Time and attendance:

Manage and maintain the timekeeping system

Reconcile ESS to timekeeping system on a monthly basis

Manage employee rosters Administration and Reporting

Manage and maintain all admin in the HR department

Develop / Manage / Execute the induction process of new employees

Develop / Manage / Execute the termination process of new employees

Manage all HR information tracking logs

Be responsible for all record keeping (hard copy and electronic)

Manage the annual performance appraisal process

Manage the annual compensation review process


Senior Certificate

Relevant payroll/HR qualification advantageous


A minimum of 3 years payroll experience (previous experience with SAGE People advantageous)

Experience in working on excel spreadsheets.

Bargaining council (BIBC) experience advantageous

Experience in and knowledge on time & attendance software

Basic HR knowledge

Knowledge of provisions of Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Statutory and legislative requirements in respect of PAYE, UIF, Workman’s compensation

Skills and Attributes:

Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and general computer literacy

Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy

Ability to work under pressure

Professional communication skills (able to handle own correspondence

Team Player

Treat payroll and related information with highest degree of confidentiality

Specific Requirements:

Clear health record

Clear criminal record

Clear credit record

Job Detail
  • Salary RangeMarket Related
  • Experience3 Years
  • QualificationMatric
  • AA/EENo