Payroll Accountant


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Contract Type
Market Related
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position to be based at NSO (National Support Office). The individual will report to the Payroll Accountant – Senior.

Purpose of the role: The Payroll Accountant will perform a key role in the team responsible for centralizing the processing and payment of salaries and wages to enable standardization of payroll processes.

Job Functions
Accounting,Auditing,Finance,Financial Planning,Payroll

Distribution, Warehousing & Freight,Ecommerce,Procurement & Purchasing

Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

– Implementation of payroll systems at our various subsidiaries in conjunction with the Group system implementation team, including Setup of organisational structure in the payroll system; Setup of departments with their relevant employment levels; and Import and setup of employee master file information
– Implementation of automated processes for, Overtime applications and approvals; Leave applications and approvals; Commission calculations and approvals; Staff loan applications and approvals; and All other variable payroll component processes.
– Monthly payroll roll-forward and processing
– Monthly reconciliations of control accounts
– Generating the monthly payroll journal report for review by the financial department
– Uploading the monthly payroll journal into the Group accounting system
– Generating payment runs from the payroll system and uploading onto the bank
– Review and maintenance of employee master file information
– Ensuring statutory compliance with applicable labour laws and regulations, Department of Labour, SARS,

The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills: –
– Preferable minimum of 2 years experience as a Payroll Accountant, or in a similar role
– Experience in Payroll Software (Sage 300 People – advantageous)
– Experience in Accounting Software: Sage Accounting, Pastel Accounting (Netsuite – advantageous)
– Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products especially Excel
– Attention to detail
– Ability to work quickly and efficiently
– Excellent organizational and communication skills

Education Requirements:
– Degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field
– Recently graduated individuals with no experience are welcome to apply

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