Senior Officer: Payroll x2

Division:  Finance

Reference No:  3585


Centurion, Gauteng, ZA

Employment Type:  Permanent

Disability (EE targeted role):  No

T.A.S.K Grade:  12

Job Posting Salary:  R579,259.00

Job Posting End Date:  21 Nov 2023

The Road Accident Fund’s mission is to provide appropriate cover to all road users within the borders of South Africa; to rehabilitate and compensate persons injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in a timely and caring manner; and to actively promote safe use of our roads.

Purpose of the Job: Reporting to the Manager: Payroll, the successful candidate is accountable to oversee the work done by payroll officers and facilitate the accurate and timeous payment of salaries to the correct beneficiaries as well as third party in line with the legislative requirements.

Key Performance Areas

Payroll Administration

  • Review inputs captured by the Payroll Officers.
  • Handle payroll queries and advise business on RAF Benefits and Salary Structure.
  • Apply for the tax directive on SARS efiling system.
  • Review captured subsistence and travel claims on SAP.
  • Ensure that IRP5’s contains accurate data and are distributed on time.
  • Handle tax queries and perform manual tax calculation where necessary.


  • Prepare Internal and External reports and ensure that reports are submitted timeously, such as Stats SA, COIDA, EE reports etc.
  • Develop payroll reports in line with the business requirements.

Stakeholder Relations

  • Aid in proactive and progressive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Deal with inquiries and requests for information from both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Aid in the maintenance of relationships with service providers or procurement teams and ensure that all relevant procured items are invoiced and paid on time.

Process Third Party Payments

  • Analyse third party quotes and ensure payment thereof.

Monitor System Compliance

  • Perform end user tests on SAP.
  • Perform Payroll system conducts.
  • Develop business processes and procedures.

People Management

  • Ensure that good employee relations are maintained.
  • Provide ongoing operational support to employees.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree/ Advanced Diploma in Finance/ HR or related qualification.
  • SAP HR/ Payroll Certification will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant 4 years’ experience in a Payroll/HR Administration environment of which 1 year must have been on supervisory level.
  • Experience in SAP HR/Payroll Functional Modules

Technical Competencies Required

  • Payroll administration in-depth knowledge
  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating.
  • Personal mastery.
  • Judgement and decision making.
  • Ethics and values.
  • Client service orientation.
  • Payroll administration in-depth knowledge
  • Practical knowledge of, and experience in the application of tax and payroll related legislation.
  • Hands-on experience as Employer/SARS e-filer.
  • Understanding and Practical knowledge of relevant Acts and Collective Agreements (BCEA, LRA, TAX,UIF, WCA, SARS, Pension and Medical Aid Funds).
  • Basic understanding of ER, Training and Development, and Performance Management.
  • Experience in Project Management.
  • Computer literate – In depth knowledge of HR/Payroll/Financial Software Packages, Microsoft Office: Excel, Word.

NB: “RAF offers Total Employment Cost packages with no additional contributions from the Employer, successful candidates are required to structure their packages in a manner that will suit their needs”.

The Road Accident Fund subscribes to the principles of employment equity and preference will be given to People with Disabilities.

Applicants who have not received any correspondence from us within six weeks from the closing date can consider themselves unsuccessful

Security Vetting shall be conducted on all prospective employees

It is the applicants’ responsibility to have foreign qualification evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation.

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