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Senior Associate - Payroll

The SAPRO experience; Building a new world together, one professional journey at a time.

At SAPRO we work with our people to co-create amazing international experiences. We pay special attention to where, when, and how you want to work as well as what opportunities are relevant to your long-term (personal & professional) goals.

If you want an incredible professional journey filled with adventure, world-class learning, generous pay, social responsibility involvement, then SAPRO is right for you!

 

About the job

To design and ensure compliance with all payroll processes including calculating gross and net pay amounts; maintaining payroll-specific records; reconciling payroll records; verifying payroll data; monitoring and managing payroll legislation compliance and responding to queries regarding payroll matters.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Matric/Diploma in business management, Finance, HR, Accounting or other relevant area

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, Finance, HR, Accounting or other relevant area
  • Certified payroll practitioner

Minimum Experience:

  • 4 – 6 years of progressive payroll administration experience
  • Proven experience as payroll specialist
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals, payroll practices and best practices
  • Solid understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws
  • Very good knowledge of legislation and regulations of the field

Desired Experience

  • Talent Management and Project Co-ordination experience, within a financial/professional services industry

Key Performance Areas:

Payroll Management

  • Manage the full payroll function of the firm
  • Improve payroll policies and procedures
  • Manage payroll workload to meet operational requirements

 

Payroll Operational Effectiveness

Payroll Administration

  • Management and administration of payroll for the firm (+ 1500 employees)
  • Input new hires and terminations
  • Process changes to salaries as per contract changes
  • Deal with tax codes and statutory payment calculations
  • Calculate payable hours, bonuses, tax withholdings, holiday entitlement and deductions
  • Monthly and bi-weekly journals, calculate and reconcile payroll recharges
  • Own the overtime process, from our timesheet systems to getting line manager approval
  • Ensure all employees have access to payslips
  • Manage the IR35 process and doing all necessary checks
  • Provide payroll admin support to the finance department
  • Ensure accurate calculations of rate of pay change
  • Ensure all relevant deductions are submitted and processed
  • Process leave and sick leave to reflect accurately on payroll
  • Check payroll posting sheets daily
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports
  • Process correct calculations and compliance
  • Execute time and attendance processing and interface with payroll
  • Process manual check and relocation metric’s
  • Load import files received from HR
  • Manage the administration of payroll and benefits

Payroll Reporting

  • Accurately capture and maintain payroll data on the HR System
  • Prepare, review and update payroll data to include on business required reports
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary
  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed
  • Update internal payroll databases
  • Respond to queries related to changes in the employees payroll records
  • Ensure data integrity

Query Management

  • Respond to any employee queries about people or HR-related issues, and help resolve them internally, if possible
  • Ensure all pay related queries are dealt with promptly and feedback is given within 48 hours
  • Correctly responding to questions about payroll policy and procedures
  • Interpret, assist and advise employees regarding application of leave policy, benefit administration and HR procedures and policies within the specified guidelines

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proven experience with HR and Payroll software/s
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of labour legislation
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of payroll policies and procedures
  • Complete knowledge of payroll processes and record keeping

Behavioural / Non-Technical Skills:

  • Organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to prioritize certain tasks and projects appropriately
  • Places high priority on personal and professional growth
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills to manage daily tasks
  • Positive, enthusiastic with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, high-activity environment that is often unpredictable
  • Collaborative and enjoys working in a team environment
  • Open-minded and adaptable to change
  • Able to perform under high pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to plan, prioritise and organize effectively
  • An eye for attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative

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