South Africa

Senior Payroll Administrator

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # CLA_01
Published 14/01/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities and our client's unparalleled support.

BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 97292+ people working out of 1,728 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.
Job Functions Payroll
Industries Accounting & Auditing
BDO South Africa has a vacancy for a Senior Payroll Administrator within the Business Services & Advisory - Client Accounting department.


•Processes and reconciles monthly client payroll information in terms of the BDO Payroll SOP’s
•Preparation and reconciliation of accurate payroll reports and third party reporting
•Preparation of accurate journal entries and reconciliations to support the monthly management accounts
•Effective communication with clients on changes in regulations
•Processes and reconciles monthly payroll reports
•Makes recommendations to improve payroll processes and service delivery
•Provides support to clients
•Business development through growth of client base


Qualifications :

•Grade 12
•Diploma in payroll
•Degree in payroll (advantageous)
•At least 5 years’ experience in the Payroll Field

Knowledge/ Experience :
•Experience as a Senior Payroll Administrator
•Knowledge of Payroll Legislation and Keeping abreast of any regulatory changes
•Strong Payroll Technical Soft Skills
•Statutory payroll submissions knowledge
•Payroll Reconciliation experience.
•Advance Excel soft Skills
•Detailed knowledge of payroll systems, taxation and national insurance rules together with substantial experience of using electronic payroll systems
•Experience from an Outsourcing knowledge an added advantage


Technical Competencies :

•Analytical skills
•Able to process payrolls on various payroll systems
•Excellent Excel skills
•Computer and software proficiency
•Payroll Compliance skills

Behavioural Competencies :

•Ability to handle and manage stress
•Ability to work Individually and as a Team player
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Customer service skills
•Problem Solving Skills
•Excellent planning and organisational skills

BDO Core Competencies :

•Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people
•Quality, Risk management and Operational performance

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The above list of tasks, duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be changed at any time, depending on the operational requirements of the employer, and within the parameters of the position held. The employer is therefore entitled to instruct the employee at any time to carry out additional duties or responsibilities, which fall reasonably within the ambit of this job description, or in accordance with operational requirements. You may also be required to travel as part of your duties and responsibilities and that may include travelling on weekends and after hours. Employees from Management level up may be required to work after hours and/or additional hours to ensure operational requirements are met. These additional hours worked will not be compensated and are considered to be part of normal management duties.


By sending us your application, Curriculum Vitae, academic records, qualifications, or any other personal information as defined by POPIA:
1.You have disclosed up to date and accurate records; and
2.You agree to us keeping your records in our data base as per our Retention Policy.

By agreeing to the terms herein, you give BDO South Africa the authority to process your personal information. This consent will remain valid until such time as we have received instructions from you to request, subject to any applicable law and where appropriate, the correction, updating or deletion of your personal information held by us. You further acknowledge and declare that all personal information supplied to BDO is accurate, up to date, not misleading and complete in all respects.

Job Closing Date 04/02/2022
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