Spar | Salaries Controller (C)

Salaries Controller (C

Position Summary


Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Yes


SPAR North Rand, a division of The SPAR Group Ltd, is recruiting for a Salaries Controller at its Distribution Centre, located in Olifantsfontein. PURPOSE OF THE POSITION To ensure timeous preparation of payroll, employees are remunerated in accordance with legislation as well as collective agreements.

Job description


  • Salaries: processing salaries for the company for various staff categories: permanent, fixed-term & contractors.
  • Leave through ESS system: managing the entire leave process – processing, monitoring and reporting.
  • Loading of staff expense claims EFT payments.
  • Loading EFT file for net salary payments.
  • Maintain system database: load new employees, update records, process terminations and transfers and any other changes.
  • Submitting payslips to printers and dealing with payroll queries
  • Processing yearly increases and bonuses
  • Submitting monthly statutory returns (e.g. UIF)
  • EMP201: Prepare EMP201’s monthly for staff, load EMP201 on SARS E-filing
  • Printing annual IRP5’s
  • Easy file submissions (EMP201, etc.).
  • Annual COID returns and -payment.
  • Prepare and timeously submit mid-month and month-end payroll reports
  • Prepare and timeously submit reports/schedules for third party payments and ensure they are processed and paid over.
  • Administer and accurately process statutory deductions and employee benefits while ensuring all HR policies and labour legislation are adhered to.
  • Liaison with a retirement fund and medical aid administrators.
  • Bookkeeping: Prepare monthly journals.
  • Reconciliation of salaries-related general ledger accounts.
  • Assist with annual salaries forecast and budget


Minimum requirements


  • Matric
  • An accounting background; tertiary qualification would be an advantage.
  • 8 years of experience in payroll administration.
  • 5 years experience in payroll
  • Payroll qualification / completed courses.
  • Experience on Sage People 300 is a prerequisite
  • ESS System for leave management.
  • Good understanding of payroll principles and practice (policies and procedures)
  • Working knowledge of employees tax legislation.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (excellent command of Excel).
  • Knowledge of benefits administration, legislative deductions and 3rd party administration.
  • Accuracy, speed and attention to detail.
  • Strong literacy and numeric skills.
  • Deadline-driven.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and security.
SPAR North Rand is an equal opportunity employer. All positions are advertised in accordance with the company’s Employment Equity Policy.
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  1. The SPAR Group LTD, with its head offices at 22 Chancery Lane in Pinetown, is collecting this information to enable us to facilitate your application and /or assess your suitability for the advertised position. This information will be used for this purpose only and disposed of thereafter unless you consent to the information being retained for marketing purposes.
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