Cosmopolitan Recruitment was formed in 2004 by Dan Magano. It is 100% owned and managed by him

Dan Magano has Honours Degree in Human Resources Develoment and Bachelor of Public Administration and other related post matric qualifications

The main business focus is the general recruitment of good quality candidates for all positions for any company

Cosmopolitan Recruitment has strong database of EE candidates for all positions

We pride ourself with the good quality candidates that we place with our prestige clients...

Senior Payroll Officer,Century City,R30 000 CTC p/m
Posted date [2019-Jul-12] (ID: 73859)

Senior Payroll Officer


Human Resources

Reporting to

Head Of Human Resources

Position Summary

Manage the remunerations and benefits functions within the Group and all its subsidiaries. This includes the implementing and administrating of all the components involved to ensure accurate and timeously remunerating to all involved.

Key Accountabilities/ Principal Responsibilities

Develop remuneration and benefits strategies, tools and frameworks to achieve employee attraction, motivation and retention objectives

· Advise HR on remuneration practices and approaches for employees

· Ensure HR forms and tools are available for use and reviewed appropriately

· Ensure that compensation practices comply with current legislation

Own and implement remuneration and benefits processes

· Manage the monthly payroll cycle for the Company (input, submissions, checking)

· Manage and resolve queries raised in the payroll process

· Communicate and distribute benefit statements, updates, IRP5 and other relevant collateral

across the organization

· Own and run Remuneration and Benefits processes for revised and new benefits introductions

from Group

Manage Benefit Management & Control

· Responsible for the regular review of benefits and benefits providers and for ensuring that these

are cost effective and of value to the business

· Manage the relationships with all internal stakeholders

· Manage the relationship (including uploads and reporting) with external 3rd parties (Medical Aid,

Pension & Provident Fund Administrator)

· Ensure comprehensive annually revised changes to benefits are communicated and shared with

key stakeholders

Research and Report Generation

· Responsible for conducting regular benchmarking and remuneration research to ensure pay

philosophy is competitive and up-to-date with market changes

· Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for internal and external stakeholders

· Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly,

quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions

benefit deductions, employment equity, union membership, etc

Centre of Expertise

· Point of contact for all remuneration and benefits knowledge across the organization

· Owns the VIP interface for the Company

· Participates as a team member in strategic projects and initiatives

Payroll Management

· Manage the preparation and processing of Company monthly payroll and benefits across all

business units, ensuring timeous payment and adherence to all BCEA /LRA legislative

regulations and procedures

· Manage the process of Terminations, Retrenchments, Retirements, Disabilities and Deaths, and

other life cycle events of employees

· Conduct face-to-face one on ones with terminated and maternity employees

· Work closely with internal business partners to ensure that all Human Resource Administration

pertaining to the operations payroll is completed

· Investigate and resolve payroll discrepancies

· Calculate values for unpaid sick leave

· Conduct Management analysis of Absenteeism, overtime & sick leave

· Ensure systems are set-up and updated to accurately reflect current employee headcount, for

the successful completion of monthly payroll processes across all business units

· Restructure remuneration packages of takeover company staff and customise the other party’s

remuneration and benefits packages to align with Company package according to legislative

requirements of LRA S197

· Prepare and present orientation workshops for S197 staff to sensitise and explain restructured

remuneration and benefit changes

· Manage and ensure all new start employee documentation is completed and processed on VIP

· Submit all medical aid and pension applications to the Medical Aid Brokers and relevant

Pension funds for processing and attend to all related queries.

· Manage all SARS, Pension Fund, SARPAC Provident fund, Medical Aid reconciliations and

related month end reports

· Ensure salary transfers (EFT) and approvals are processed on time.

· Implement and maintain all deadlines for month end capturing

· Manages annual increase and bonus preparations

· Maintains leave model, and ensure accuracy of leave and sick leave balances for staff by

utilizing ESS (Employee Self Service) and the process thereof

· Manage and responds to all payroll queries for management

· Avoid legal non-compliance challenges by keeping abreast of BCEA /LRA legislative

amendments relating to payroll and benefits, and ensure legal and statutory compliance

· Assists HR Head / HR Director with salary administration issues

· Partner with HR and Finance in aligning the payroll and benefits system

· Communicate effectively with Financial Director on all aspects relating to payroll

· Improve organizational effectiveness by emphasizing company benefits and perks

· Perform all payroll duties in the absence of the Remuneration & Benefits Officer

· Be able to assist with submission and reconciliation of the IRP5’s, Tax Mid-Year and Tax Year


· Managing the monthly reconciliation and payment of all third parties

· Liaise with Accounts on General Ledger queries & maintenance

Key Skills and Experience

· Minimum 6 year working experience in payroll environment

· Related payroll qualification

· Advanced working knowledge of VIP Premier and People 300

· Good understanding of and working knowledge of all the appropriate Acts (LRA, BCEA, OSHA,


· Highly computer literate with strong MS Office skills

People and Management Skill

· Strong Management skills

· Strong attention to detail

· Zero tolerance for Payroll errors

· High level of confidentiality

· Willing and flexible to work extended hours outside of normal working hours where required

· Willing to work in a diverse work place

· Good people & communication skills in both written and oral format

· Strong administration skills

· Sound ability in problem solving

· The ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels

· The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

· High levels of integrity and ethical standards and a team player with a pleasant disposition who

enjoys multidisciplinary interactions

· The ability to be a confident and self-motivated individual

· The ability to use initiative

· Lateral thinking

· Fast learner and quick thinker

· Learning and adaptability

Key result areas

· Understand role of reporting to the business and client

· Understand role of managing staff to closely ensure output is aligned with business


· Understand interworking with various teams to ensure client financial compliances

· Understanding that feedback and communication is critical to success

Please take note:  Should you not be contacted within 14 days of the due date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Job Title Senior Payroll Officer,Century City,R30 000 CTC p/m
Post Details
Posted By Cosmopolitan Recruitment
Job Function Senior Payroll Officer
Start Date As soon as possible
Salary R30 000 CTC per month
Location Century City,Cape Town
Phone No
Email dan(at)
Deadline 2019-Jul-17
Region Location -> Western Cape
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Other Jobs

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