Payroll Manager

Full time, Permanent
Posted 5 days ago

Contact person for this position:

Rayleen Lentz



My client in the Retail industry is looking for a Payroll Manager to do the full payroll function of ± 1000 employees. The successful candidate must ensure that all data is captured for the monthly/weekly payroll. The ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with proven experience in payroll administration and deep knowledge of payroll regulations.


  • Maintains payroll information by designing systems, directing the collection, calculation and entering of data.
  • Updates payroll records job titles, department/ division transfers, increases, terminations and appointments job grading.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave
  • Providing information and answering employee questions about payroll related matters.
  • Managing electronic timekeeping systems and manually collecting and reviewing timesheets.
  • Calculating payable hours, commissions, bonuses, tax withholdings, and deductions.
  • Preparing and issuing earnings statements
  • Maintaining employee records
  • Coordinating with the HR department to ensure correct employee data
  • Report to HR regarding daily activities and issues
  • Preparing periodic payroll reports for review by management
  • Helps to ensure proper payment of wages and salaries by using the in-house payroll system to correctly process salaries and reported hours worked, correctly utilize paid leave and holiday pay, correctly accrue compensatory time and correctly compute overtime while meeting deadlines.
  • Facilitates employee participation in various voluntary payroll deduction options by processing voluntary deduction forms, which includes verifying employee eligibility and checking the accuracy of completed forms, and by ensuring the authorized deductions are made from the employee.
  • Prepare reports by compiling, researching, and analyzing data and performing monthly and annual reconciliations
  • Maintaining high levels of accuracy, maintaining a professional demeanour and appropriate levels of confidentiality and providing good employee service.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and Afrikaans
  • Good time management skills
  • Proven experience as a payroll manager or similar role
  • Current knowledge of payroll procedures
  • Excellent understanding of payroll VIP Premier/People
  • Familiarity with payroll software VIP Premier / Clocking systems (Nako/ Absolute Solutions) and MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organised, ability to multi task, reliable and self-motivated

Job Features

Job CategoryAccounts
SalaryR17 000 - R23 000
Commencement dateASAP
Contract TypeFull Time

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