Job Description

Our client is recruiting for a Payroll Administrator to join their team

Job Purpose:

The Payroll Administrator position involves capturing, auditing, administering, and maintaining employee master data and payroll transactions. Additionally, the administrator is tasked with correcting payroll errors, and responding to employee inquiries regarding payroll.


  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • Min 2 years’ practical payroll experience
  • Exposure to payroll systems (NetSuite payroll system would be advantageous)
  • Familiar with payroll compliance and legalities
  • Fully bilingual in English (Read, Write, Speak)
  • Intermediate proficiency on Excel spreadsheets, with knowledge of mathematical formulas, VLOOKUP etc.
  • Strong administration skills
  • Financial/ Numerical Acumen
  • Payroll leadership and supervisory experience would be advantageous
  • Valid work-permit (if applicable)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Payroll and Financial Administration

  • Audit all employee master data and transactional payroll submissions
  • Check all input documents before capturing to ensure that all fields are correctly completed, and the document is properly signed off and authorised
  • Develop an employee record by processing employee data and remuneration directives
  • Verify correctness of data template to source data, correct errors, and upload data on the system
  • Identify data mismatches by running reports and audit trails and verifying data on the system
  • Prepare and check reports and data for accuracy by verifying correctness of input to source documentation
  • Initiate / take corrective action for any errors found
  • Verify that there are no errors on the system data by running positive and negative audit trails
  • Deal with payroll related queries
  • Continuously stive to improve financial systems, policies, and procedures

Personal, Knowledge and Development

  • Continuous self-development through research, reading and/or studying
  • Actively embracing the company’s core values and ethics by applying in day-to-day interactions and transactions
  • Contribute towards best practice principles
  • Creation of HR related training manuals / modules / content to upskill employees
  • Staying up to date of industry trends, tools, practices, and advances in technology
  • Facilitation of employee workshops on ad-hoc basis
  • Lead and manage by example and integrity

Efficiency and Quality

  • Deliver consistent high levels of quality in all tasks
  • Consistent application of Policies and Procedures
  • To independently plan day to day tasks
  • Ensure efficient decision making and consistently endeavoring to work smart


  • Provide assistance and accept and perform any reasonable request from your direct manager
  • Actively participate in Payroll projects and initiatives
  • Assistance with creation and development of Payroll related systems and automation

Information Security

  • Comply with all Information Security Policies, processes and procedures as issued, or updated from time to time
  • Non-compliance to any policy, procedure or process will result in the company having to enforce its disciplinary process
  • You are to report any suspicious or irregular information security type events to your Line Manager or Head of IT. E.g., Phishing Emails or Spam

Salary: R15 000 – R25 000 CTC per month (Depending on experience)

Hours: Full time (Monday to Friday) 08h00 to 17h00

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202575 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply. Please note that as a registered member of APSO, Surgo (PTY) Ltd. does not hold applicants accountable for any application fee.

Your CV will be kept on our database for us to contact you should any future vacancies become available. If you do not wish for us to keep your CV for any other positions, please email


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Full-Time Regular
Durban KZN
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