Sanlam is hiring a Data Capturer

Sanlam is currently looking for a Data Capturer to be based on Bellville, Western Cape

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: Bellville, Western Cape

What will you do?

  • This position will be responsible for the preparation and processing of supplier invoices and payments.  This role is furthermore responsible for ensuring that all vendor invoices received are validated and accurately recorded and that vendor queries are resolved. 

What will make you successful in this role?

The key performance areas and tasks of this role are as follows:

Invoice capturing and processing

  • Ensure all required monthly processing is completed within the agreed Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)

  • Capture and process vendor invoices within the SAP solution, including:
    • Scan invoices using the enterprise scanner and ensure all details are captured accurately on the system in the correct format ready for distribution to the Accounts Payable team for further processing
    • Manually capture invoices on the system for any missing information from the OCR process or information captured erroneously
    • Prepare invoice entry with no purchase order if it has been determined that the invoice should not carry a purchase order and ensure the correct process to raise this invoice has been adhered to  
    • Edit invoices when a request to re-work is received from the Cost Centre Manager and submit the edited invoice for further approval
    • Post invoices on the system once it has been approved by the relevant staff and ensure that it is available for any addition to a payment proposal 
    • Capture invoices on the system and ensure timely submission for processing and approvals
    • Validate vendor details and ensure that the vendor details are up to date
    • Request updated invoices and ensure that processing has been completed and filed
  • Service Management including:
    • Monitoring of incoming requests
    • Recording and tracking service requests


  • Work collaboratively within Accounts Payable to ensure vendors are paid on time
  • Work collaboratively with customers and other Business Units to resolve vendor queries
  • Work collaboratively with Business unit operational teams to resolve purchase order issues
  • Work collaboratively with MDG to ensure vendor master data is correct

Qualification and Experience

  • Grade 12
  • A Diploma in Commerce, Accounting or Finance or relevant field from a recognised institution will be advantageous

  • 1 year of data capturing to a high degree of accuracy
  • 1 year experience with productivity tools/software
  • 1 year experience with relevant financial management systems

Knowledge and Skills

  • 1 year solid understanding of basic accounting principles, procurement and payables knowledge
  • 1 year functional knowledge in AP and Procurement System / ERP experience
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good planning skills
  • Must be quick to understand Sanlam operations as well as the technology used

Behavioral Competencies

  • Demonstrate ability to manage different levels of complexities in a timely manner
  • Must be accurate
  • Must be action oriented
  • Must be a fast learner
  • Should demonstrate resilience

Core Competencies

  • Cultivates innovation – Contributing dependently
  • Customer focus – Contributing dependently
  • Drives results – Contributing dependently
  • Collaborates – Contributing dependently
  • Being resilient – Contributing dependently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

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