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Job Description

Murray & Dickson Construction (Pty) Ltd is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position below.

The incumbent will be employed in Johannesburg.
Position: Payroll Administrator
Reports to: Remuneration Manager
Nature of contract: Permanent
Office Location: Bryanston (however to be assigned to sites)
Site Locations: Head Office


  • Education / Qualification National Diploma or equivalent qualification within Payroll and HR
    Training / Experience 3 – 5 years payroll experience
  • Sound knowledge of South African payroll legislations (e.g. SARS, BCEA, SDL,
    COIDA and Others)
  • Systems Buildsmart and sage payroll systems
  • Proficiency in Ms Excel

Skills and Attributes:

• Meticulous attention to detail
• Accuracy
• Trustworthiness
• Problem-solving

Job Responsibilities

HR & Payroll Preparation Management
• End-to-end payroll administration, processing, and reporting which includes:
• Process payroll transactions accurately and timely;
• Maintains the payroll system to ensure employees’ records are accurate and up-to-date;
• Calculate and process employee leave entitlements in line with relevant sectoral agreements;
• Review data to control quality and address queries on irregularities before payments are made;
• Upload payment files to the bank and produce output reports;
• Reconcile payroll deductions, earnings, and benefits and prepare remittance, recons, and third
• Maintain manual and electronic employee files and other HR/Payroll records;
• Update payroll parameters for changes associated with legislation amendments (e.g. SARS, BCEA,
SDL, UIF, COIDA) and internal policies;
• Prepare and process applicable termination payments after obtaining a tax directive where
• Assists with admin tasks related to, but not limited to Employment Equity, Skills Development,
BBBEE, Climate Surveys, and Occupational Health & Safety.

Sound knowledge of South African payroll legislations (e.g. SARS, BCEA, SDL,
COIDA and Others)

Systems Buildsmart and sage payroll systems

Proficiency in Ms Excel

• Be up to date with current/ newly amended legislation and statutory rulings/requirements that have
an impact on HR and payroll, and also enforcing adherence to requirements and advise
management on required actions;
• In collaboration with the Finance department, evaluate and analyze existing payroll policies,
procedures and business processes and propose improvements and/or quality control measures
leading to best practice operations;
• Constantly encourage and implement continuous improvement measures within HR and Payroll to
ensure accuracy.
Service delivery
• Assisting employees by providing assistance and support on matters relating to payroll enquiries
and related systems;
• Provide training to employees on HRIS
• Provide accurate information to employees and managers on HR & payroll matters, PAYE, employee
salaries in accordance with the relevant Agreement and legislative provisions;
General Administration
• Assist with the reconciliation of end-of-month salaries related to finance-required reports;
• Assist in the development and maintenance of Payroll standard operating policies and procedures;
• Assist with the preparation of Payroll related correspondence to relevant stakeholders as required.
• Assist with meeting the required deadline set for submission of HR Reports
File & Database Management
• Maintain records and filing system for the payroll department in a confidential manner, including
employee files, payroll reports, taxes, and any other payroll-related information;
• Setting up and maintenance of general office management systems, including filing systems and
• Establish hard copy (where appropriate) and electronic filing of general correspondence, payroll
records, papers, and other confidential materials.