Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator – NPI
IQbusiness South Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng


Posted 22 July 2021

Job Details

Job Description

We are looking for a Payroll Administrator.  As Payroll Administrator, you will be responsible for day-to-day payroll transactions, processing the payroll accounting system and for preparing payroll account reconciliations.

The environment is multicultural and diverse and requires a people person; someone who can communicate well at various levels.  The successful candidate will be required to proactively contribute to the growth and success of the company’s business operations.

Key Responsibilities and/or output areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a cost-effective payroll administration service compliant with corporate governance and statutory requirements.
  • Provide an effective and efficient salary processing administrative function.
  • Processing payable hours, overtime, commissions, bonuses, tax, PAYE, UIF, EMP 201, 501, Skills Levies etc
  • CTC statements for HR divisions on request for new employees
  • Payroll Reconciliation
  • Tax computation and Tax derivatives

Payroll Preparation & Management

  • Manage and process employee salary related benefits
  • Processing payroll input and finalise
  • Effecting salary transfers (EFT’s) on behalf of Client
  • Making Statutory and sundry payments on behalf of Client

Payroll Reporting

  • Submitting monthly reports
  • Complete and submit annual workmen’s compensation return
  • Processing and submission biannually statutory report EMP 501
  • Manage and administer garnishee orders
  • Creating/compiling all salary related reports (all laser printed or electronic)
  • Reconcile and issue IRP5 and IT3A’s biannual submission
  • Prepare and balance period-end reports, and reconcile payroll payments to bank statements
  • Compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts, and submit them to appropriate departments and ensure the accuracy of payroll integration to general ledger

Payroll Administration

  • Administer and manage the input on payroll system
  • Reconciling all Company and other deductions
  • Generating payslips (electronic)
  • Processing annual bonuses, medical aid increases and salary increases
  • Preparing and processing termination pays, redundancy payments and advance pays, where required

File & Database Management

  • Update client profile on SARS, DOL ensure accurate reporting
  • Creating/compiling customised financial salary related journals (all laser printed or electronic)
  • Keep and update records of leave and leave provisions


  • National Senior Certificate
  • Diploma in Payroll or Accounting
  • Degree in accounting and/or Payroll Certification (advantage)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Multi-Company Payroll Experience of 150+ employees
  • Sage VIP People 300 Experience – (Sage Intelligence formal Training advantage)
  • Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment
  • Microsoft Office (Excel Advanced)

Please note: 

As all IQbusiness roles require honesty in the handling of or access to cash, finances, financial systems, or confidential information; our recruitment process requires that the following background checks be completed: credit, criminal, ID, and qualification verification.

IQbusiness is committed to sustainable growth and transformation, we embrace diversity and employ previously disadvantaged individuals.