Payroll Administrator

2X Payroll Administrator (Maternity Covers – Cape Town)
Cape Town, Western Cape


Posted 01 July 2021 – Closing Date 07 July 2021

Job Details

Job Description

Main purpose of the role

To provide an efficient data-processing and administration service to the payroll department to ensure accurate payroll records of employees as well as to contribute to the timeous and accurate payment of salaries or wages to all staff

Key responsibilities
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)

  • Gather and assist in processing data for payroll inputs (which includes leave forms, new appointments, transfers, terminations and, overtime);
  • Ensure that valid deductions are loaded;
  • Assist with payroll-related tax and financial year-end procedures as directed by the Payroll Supervisor;
  • Handle payroll-related queries where appropriate (which includes SARS queries, leave and salary administration queries, etc);
  • Generate and follow up on monthly and quarterly reports as required by line management or Payroll Supervisor;
  • Assist with monthly balancing of salary reconciliations for Payroll Supervisor;
  • Maintain employee files through efficient record keeping and filing;
  • Advise staff on company policy and procedures where appropriate;
  • General administrative support;
  • Effect payments for deductions to relevant third parties; and
  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual statutory returns.

Skills and competencies
(The abilities that the individual needs to perform this role effectively)

  • Accurate and meticulous
  • Methodical
  • Responsive
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work under pressure in an extremely deadline-driven environment.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • 2 years’ current experience in a payroll environment.
  • Relevant experience in HR administration .
  • Proficiency in relevant software packages and applications; Basic knowledge of statutory requirements, particularly PAYE, and UIF.

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.