GEMS Jobs – Payroll Specialist

Website Government Employees Medical Scheme - GEMS

Job Description:

The permanent position of Payroll Specialist is vacant. The Payroll Specialist will report directly to the Senior Manager: HR Operations and forms part of the Corporate Services Division. The position is based at Head Office.

The total remuneration package for this position is R749,441 and R936,858 negotiable based on qualifications and experience.


Job Responsibilities:

The Payroll Specialist, under the leadership of the Senior Manager: HR Operations, will be responsible for managing the full payroll function of the business, maintaining accuracy and keeping abreast of and administering statutory changes and updates on the payroll system. In addition, the incumbent will administer travel oversight in line with SLA, online approvals and reporting, through the following key performance areas:

  • Responsible for all aspects of payroll processing including; data entry of new hires, terminations, and employee updates, such as changes to pay rates, banking details changes, bonus payments etc.
  • Process payment for Employees and Board of Trustees payroll.
  • Prepare monthly payroll run for submission and verification by SM HR Operations
  • Reconciliation of all 3rd party payments including but not limited to: Medical Aid, Provident Fund, SARS.
  • Reconciliation of General Ledger regarding payroll transactions.
  • Statutory reporting: Submit UIF to Department of Labour and PAYE/SDL/UIF payment.
  • Bi-Annual and Annual reconciliation and submission of EMP201/EMP501 (IRP5).
  • EEA2/EE4 Annual Submission.
  • Online submission of Compensation of Occupational injuries (COID).
  • Online submission of Return of Earnings.
  • Liaise with auditors and manage payroll audits.
  • Resolution of payroll related queries.
  • Ensure HRIS system updates are managed timeously in collaboration with ICT.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot and resolve HRIS system challenges in collaboration with ICT.
  • Management of GEMS Travel Management Function.
  • Reporting, analysing and consolidation of reports for various Service Providers.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in Finance/ Payroll Administration/ Human Resource Management and/or Certified payroll practitioner (SAGE VIP/300 People/ESS).
  • Minimum of 5-8 years payroll calculation and processing experience in SAGE VIP Premier
  • Good understanding of relevant Labour Legislation; Basic Conditions of Employment Act; Labour Relations Act; Tax.
  • Expert knowledge of payroll including statutory requirements e.g tax and benefits.
  • Extensive knowledge of South African payroll regulations and requirements.
  • Proficient in SAGE VIP Premier VIP/300, MS Office, MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • MS Excel Advanced is a must.
  • Ability to work independently, organize tasks efficiently and perform the audit function accurately.
  • Able to cope under pressure.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of medical schemes industry.
  • Payroll Administration
  • Payroll Calculation
  • SAGE VIP Premier VIP/300
  • Certified payroll practitioner

Job Details:

Company: Government Employees Medical Scheme – GEMS

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria

Application Deadline: N/A


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