Payroll Accountant/Administrator - Cape Town

Basic Job Requirements
• An appropriate tertiary qualification: B.Comm Accounting
• Experience: Minimum 5 years’ working experience on a payroll and HR systems
• Sage People experience essential
• Experience in financial services environment will be advantageous.
• Software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint
• Sound knowledge and experience in payroll (Sage People)
• Sound knowledge and experience of PAYE and statutory compliance and understanding of employee benefits.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Payroll administration
- VIP and setting up payment batches in Business On Line
- Payslips/IRP5s
- Group Life & Disability Benefits
- Medical Aid
- Provident Fund
- UIF
- WCA
- Maintenance of Leave system
- Mid-year and tax year-end SARS reconciliations and submissions
- Resolve all payroll, benefits and tax queries

• Preparing monthly salaries provisions
• Preparing monthly payroll reconciliations and clearing all reconciling items timeously
• Preparing and updating the monthly salary forecast
• Preparing payroll cash books for group companies and related staff trusts
• Administer investment instructions
• Preparing salary increase letters
• Preparing bank reconciliations
• Preparing third party payments and reconciliations

Key competencies required
• Attention to detail/high accuracy levels
• Strong planning and co-ordinating skills and good time management
• A team player and able to build strong working relationships with colleagues and clients
• Numerical skills
• Good communication skills, both in oral and written form
• Strong numerical and analytical skills
• Problem-solving skills and able to continuously improve/automate processes
• Able to work independently
• Knowledge of Accounting System (Accpac or other)
• Knowledge of personal income tax advantageous

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