Temp Payroll Administrator - Maternity Cover - Internationally owned wine estate - Stellenbosch

Thursday, 16 June, 2022
Temp Contract / Maternity cover: June 2022 – Dec 2022

The successful candidate in this role will be responsible for processing of payroll for approximately 320 employees across 15 departments (salaried and fortnight) via SAGE Pastel Payroll.


  • Min 2 – 3 years’ experience in Payroll Office, performing all payroll functions
  • Completed tertiary HR qualification will be an advantage
  • Previous payroll experience gained within hospitality & tourism industries will be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of SAGE Pastel Payroll
  • Excellent skills using MS Excel
  • Must be honest with experience in working with sensitive employee information confidentially
  • Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll accounting system
  • General Financial skills and knowledge of Employment Law
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Deadline driven
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills – ability to liaise at all levels



Process the entire payroll cycle - linking new employees’ salaries, overtime, tips, commission, processing terminations, promotions, pension fund contributions and deductions for staff loans or savings;

o Assist HODs with preparation of salary sheets, rate calculation and general BCEA requirements which would influence payment

 o Review and ensure accuracy of approved overtime, commission and tips

o Payroll run and recon of Payroll Summary before submitting bank transfers for payment

o Handle employee queries regarding payroll discrepancies.

Reporting & Recons

o EMP201 reports and writing of journals on Pastel Evolution

o Writing of general monthly salary journals on Pastel Evolution for the Accounts Department.

o Recon and allocation of each employee’s salary to the correct general ledger account.

ESS (Employee Self Service) online system

 o Update and maintain

 o Set-up and assist employees with queries

o Sync and process data between ESS and Payroll

o Processing all leave, including unpaid leave

Pension fund

o Process pension fund on payslips (employee + company contributions)

o Recon monthly payroll contributions to pension fund report and confirm for payment.


 o Responsible for all tax directives

o Monthly payment to SARS of EMP201

o E@syfile – bi-annual submission of EMP501

o Check and assist with the salary schedule and UI2.7 for UIF claims


o Responsible for the coordination between payroll and human resources, to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data

o Maintain employee records; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis

o Keep abreast with company policies and tax legislations that impact on remuneration.

Competitive market-related salary on offer

To apply, please email CV’s to leniseb@kubekanye.com stating your current gross ctc monthly salary + notice period