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Payroll Administrator

Kwazulu Natal , R15000 - R20000 Per Month
Sector: Logistics / Transport / Shipping
Posted: Friday, 22 July 2022

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Job Details

A leading FMCG exporter is currently looking for an efficient, well- rounded Payroll Administrator to join their HR team. This position will be based in Durban office and will be responsible for the entire Payroll function, HR Administration and assisting with general recruitment.

Proven work experience as a Payroll/HR Administrator is vital for this position. The ideal candidate must have the ability to multitask and work accurately under pressure.



  • Responsible for all aspects of managing employee’s salary data
  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of Payroll
  • Updating of the payroll system (i.e., capture leave, record sick or maternity leave etc.)
  • Payroll reporting
  • Internal and external statutory requirements
  • Tax year end and financial year end reporting
  • Audit Requirements
  • General Ledger reports and ad hoc reports
  • Stats SA submissions
  • Medical Aid, Pension/Provident, Gap Cover and IPP and Group Life administrations
  • EE Reports


  • Organize and maintain personnel records
  • Prepare HR documents, like employment contracts and new hire guides
  • Revise company policies
  • Create regular reports and presentations on HR metrics
  • Answer employee’s queries about HR-related issues


  • Compile job advertisements
  • Post adverts on various recruitment platforms including online
  • Screen all CVs and compile a shortlist
  • Conduct interviews
  • Conduct reference checks as well as credit and criminal checks if required
  • Arrange for psychometric assessments to be completed by shortlisted candidates
  • Analysis of psychometric assessments
  • Offer the suitable candidate an appropriate employment contract
  • Onboarding of all new staff including induction training


  • At least 5 years’ experience as an HR or Payroll Administrator
  • Extensive experience with the Sage 300 payroll system
  • A Degree or Diploma in Human Resources would be advantageous
  • A good understanding of general HR and Recruitment policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including but not limited to LRA, BCEA, OHSA, EE, POPIA, SARS, BBEEE and UIF
  • Experience in the management of SDL, Employment Equity, Workman’s Compensation, and administration of provident funds
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ideally have experience working in a shipping or exporting company
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transport

Personal Attributes:

  • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy and efficiency
  • Quick learner
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to handle pressure
  • Able to handle a high-volume workload
  • Strong numerical capability
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • People’s person