Finance Lead: Payroll Job at Aspen Pharma Group – in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Job Description


Manages and reports on activities of Payroll. Implements and manages accounting controls within the unit.

Responsibilities :
Policies and Systems

Manage the accounting systems for payroll, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality

Review and develop payroll related policies and processes, ensuring alignment between corporate finance, strategy and legislative requirements

Manage the implementation of internal financial policies and procedures within Payroll, ensuring policies adhere to regulatory requirements

Map and standardise Payroll processes

Reconciliations and Reporting

Implement, maintain structures and processes to produce Payroll reconciliations

Review and finalise Payroll related reports, budgets and reconciliations; guide regarding non-reconciling items

Monitor and report on budget variances

Assist with month/ year-end closure procedures


Take accountability for weekly and monthly payrolls

Manage payment of taxes and levies to avoid penalties/ interest

Verify and authorise manual and third-party payments

Ensure that Tax certificates are issued and distributed

Provide advice regarding annual remuneration increase proposals

Manage bonus and leave provision reviews

Review SARS Reconciliations, Workman’s compensation (WCA) & UIF (returns and forms)

Audit and Risk

Support with audit preparation and collation of data for audit files

Update internal control systems and maintain data for financial control purposes

Comply with internal audit guidelines for Payroll and support internal and external audit processes

Unit Management

Provide input during drafting of unit strategy and objectives

Guide operational planning and advise on prioritisation of activities

Provide input into budgets and resource requirements for the unit

Manage assets and resources for the fulfilment of work objectives

Provide unit staff with day-to-day direction and tasks

Skills Required


Minimum 5 years payroll system experience

Experience in the pharmaceutical/FMCG industry is preferred

CRS experience is preferred

BCom degree in a financial field

Tertiary HR/Payroll Qualification

Specific job skills

Computer literacy: proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and a fully integrated ERP system


Customer service-orientated.


Planner and organiser who can multitask.

Excellent written and verbal communication.

Ability to perform under pressure.

About Company

Company: Aspen Pharma Group –

Company Location:  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

About Aspen Pharma Group -