Remuneration Manager – Sandton

Posted 1 month ago

Our well-known blue-chip client in Sandton has an opportunity for a Remuneration Manager at their Head Office and will be reporting to the Personnel Services Executive.


The ideal applicant will possess the following:-

  • Tertiary qualification and/ or relevant payroll related qualification.
  • 10 years relevant Payroll management experience of which at least 3 must be in a managerial payroll role and at least 3 years in payroll system/implementation/interface role.
  • Subject matter expert for payroll, payroll system, payroll taxes and complex payroll processing.
  • Proven track record and experience in payroll implementation and interfaces to other applications essential
  • Payroll programming skills will be a huge advantage
  • Extensive experience in monthly and weekly payrolls
  • Solid financial and accounting acumen.
  • Extensive knowledge / hands-on experience of Payroll and Time & Attendance systems (Unique/Payspace payroll experience at parameter level is a prerequisite).
  • In-depth knowledge of the relevant Labour laws i.e. LRA, BCEA, COIDA, OSHA, POPI, INCOME TAX ACT, Wage Determination Act, as well as Bargaining Council Agreements and Payroll best practices.
  • Code 08 (EB) drivers’ license.
  • Advanced MS Office, particularly Excel is essential.
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Maximising the effectiveness and efficiency of payroll processing, procedures and controls,

including the streamlining and automation of processes.

  • Regularly monitor and assess/audit integrity of payroll systems/rules/calculations and application of legislation.
  • Conduct Payroll reviews and ensure accuracy of input and payments.
  • Implementation of remuneration policy, philosophy and practices.
  • Leading and managing the payroll team.
  • End-of-months and end-of-year and end-of-tax year payroll reporting, including financial reporting, provisions and reconciliations.
  • Develop, implement, mentor and train by continuously improving and writing payroll policies, procedures and administrative processes as well as internal workflows and processes.
  • Compiling and managing a departmental budget and monitoring against actuals.
  • Management of the Payroll and Time & Attendance systems and interfaces to and from systems.
  • Ensure compliance of recordkeeping and data processing procedures.
  • Develop and maintain sound communication and relationships with internal as well as external stakeholders.
  • Ensure all deadlines are met according to year plan and legal prescriptions, at agreed set dates, standards and levels of accuracy.
  • Ensure legal compliance on all aspects of the payroll functions.
  • Develop and participate in strategy setting and specific Payroll projects.
  • Compile risk assessment in the departments and implementing solution to mitigate risk.


Normal working conditions and benefits as applicable to the seniority of the position.



  • Knowledge of the bus passenger industry an advantage.
  • Detailed knowledge of Wage Determination Act 452, BCEA, LRA, POPIA, INCOME TAX, COID, UIF and other Payroll relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge of calculation and taxation of Service Vehicles and Car allowances, payments of Lump sums and applications for Tax Directives, Accounting interfaces, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of collective agreements
  • Sound knowledge of Payroll and T&A systems, Payroll Accounting processes, Reconciliations and Individual Income Tax calculations and applications.
  • Good understanding of inter-relatedness/dependence of HR systems.


  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Good accounting skills
  • Good analytical and conception skills.
  • Systematic and methodical thinking.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy:

Advanced Word, Excel & Power Point.

  • Leadership skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent Time management skills.
  • Ability to develop training material and to teach, develop and up skill employees and stake holders.

Excellent experience in manual as well as computerized systems to develop, implement and maintain.


  • Self-motivated & independent.
  • Impartial and objective.
  • Honest, dependable and ethical.
  • Time conscious.
  • Accurate and quality orientated.
  • Patient in dealing with people.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and to handle stress effectively.
  • Conscientious (weighs the impact of decisions).
  • Deadline driven and hands-on approach.
  • Willing to work extended hours in order to meet strict deadlines and to set an example.
  • Ability to identify problem areas and has a positive solution seeking attitude.

Assertive and decisive.

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