Payroll Manager
Durpro Workforce Solutions
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Posted 19 February 2020

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Job Description

A higher educatrion institution is looking to fill the role of a Payroll Manager. Please note that this is a contract position (SIX MONTHS). Requirements are as follows:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage the monthly payroll of a staff compliment of +_1000 inclusive permanent and fixed term appointments.
  • Ensure accurate timeous processing of all payroll input including but not limited to, Overtime, back pays, allowances, bonuses, leave pay, claims, etc.
  • Ensure the processing of new hires, temporary workers, transfers, promotions and terminations is accurate and timely.
  • Supervision, training and couching of payroll staff
  • Critically review and analyze current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations in consultation with the Human resources department.
  • Calculate and provide annual scales to HR, based on approved rates.
  • Partner with HR and benefits department in aligning and implementing smooth payroll process.
  • Ensure systems are set-up and updated to reflect current employee base, including scales, benefits, sick and vacation time in line with contracts, employment letters.
  • Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports and balance sheet recons as related to payroll.
  • Ensure all statutory payroll deductions and taxes i.e. third party payments are deducted, reconciled and paid over accurately and timeously.
  • Review and approve leave and bonus provision journals.
  • Ensure timeous monthly submission of the PAYE, UIF, SDL returns and submissions, and obtaining tax clearance in this regard.
  • Ensure timeous annual declaration and submissions of the EMP501.
  • Ensure timeous annual declaration and submission of COIDA, and obtaining valid certificate.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and internal policies and procedures
  • Assist with all internal and external audit requirements as related to payroll.
  • Collaborate with financial accountant to ensure all accounting records as related to payroll are kept update, and accurate.
  • Ensure all payroll records are kept on file, in safe orderly fashion.



  • 2-5 years’ experience managing a payroll and managing staff.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in working on ERP system
  • Proficient in MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Knowledge and experience of payroll taxes
  • Ability to manage and lead staff to excellent performance
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be highly organized
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Added advantage experience in working with ITS system.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that have worked in HIGHER EDUCATION INSITUTION



  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent HR qualification with Payroll.
  • Payroll certification is an advantage.