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9 Nov 2015

Paarl Media Job Vacancy for Payroll Manager

Job Description

Paarl Media which is now known as Novus Holdings is a leader in the print and manufacturing sector. Our core operations comprise of an extensive network of specialised printing and manufacturing plants servicing customers across the continent.

Paarl Media: Payroll Manager

Location: Western Cape

Job Field: Human Resource

Roles and Responsibilities of this Paarl Media Job Vacancy

  1. Lead and provide direction to the payroll departments of all the divisions within the company to deliver accurate and quality payroll service to all employees
  2. Control and operate the company’s payrolls in line with legislation and group policy
  3. Plan and execute a payroll strategy to harmonise and synchronise the processes and policies used in each payroll to the eventual integration of the payrolls
  4. Advise on and implement group policies
  5. Ensure that payroll protocols and controls are in place across all the divisions and make sure these are documented
  6. Coordinate and implement continuous payroll audits at a company level
  7. Manage and coordinate all payroll-related projects, for example the implementation of payroll system upgrades across all divisions within the company
  8. Produce accurate and timely reporting of all data as required by the business, including month-end reports
  9. Facilitate the reconcilliation & submission process of mid year & tax year ends to the relevant tax authorities
  10. Provide leadership to the payroll administrators / supervisors in respect of performance required and development needs
  11. Ensure that all payroll staff are trained on new updates, eg legislative, systems etc as required
  12. Provide an advisory service to people management and senior management team at a company level regarding the payroll process and requirements
  13. Ensure that ad-hoc deductions are processed accurately
  14. Oversee and authorise supervisors’ monthly general ledgers and journals
  15. Maintain RL system with parameter changes as required by legislation and Business requirements
  16. Attend to queries and resolve problems that are escalated by the payroll team


  1. Matric/Grade 12
  2. Relevant Degree and/or Payroll Diploma
  3. Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience
  4. Experience working in a manufacturing environment – advantageous
  5. Experience in leading teams & projects to deliver results
  6. Solid knowledge of payroll principles, processes and procedures
  7. Solid understanding of relevant tax & labour law legislation
  8. HR Systems experience required

Key skills and Competencies

  1. Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  2. Economics and Accounting: Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  3. Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  4. Decision-making skills
  5. Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  6. Leadership skills
  7. Problem Solving & Multi-Tasking skills
  8. Advanced Excel skills
  9. Adhering to principles and values
  10. Analytical thinking
  11. Planning and Organising
  12. Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  13. Coping with pressure and setbacks

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