Entry level post: Payroll Clerk wanted at Rhodes University

The Finance Division invite suitably qualified candidates to join their team as Payroll Clerk

Closing date: 21 June 2024

Location: Makhanda, Eastern Cape

Finance Division

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University strongly encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups as well as persons with disabilities to apply. Spouses and partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply. 

Temporary staff members who are employed on a temporary contract at the time of the advert being placed, as well as Temporary staff members who have been employed for a minimum of 3 months at Rhodes University in the preceding 6-month period of the advert being placed, are also eligible to apply.

 Main Objectives

Ensure the smooth and efficient processing and payment of salaries on payrolls 003 and 004 and validation of data across payrolls timeously; ensure accuracy; adherence to statutory and legislative requirements, optimizing business processes, striving for operational efficiencies.

Ensure that all risk is removed from the employer and employee by ensuring compliance.  Further, to ensure identification and correction of discrepancies / errors. Payroll reconciliations in compliance with existing policies and procedures thereby not exposing the University to risk

The Requirements

Grade 12 (preferably with accounting as a grade 12 subject) and approximately 2 years’ relevant experience where such experience includes: 

  • Previous experience in a pressurized payroll administration environment where the number of employees are in excess of 3 500 employees on the payroll. Sage People 300 payroll experience will be a distinct advantage

  • Previous experience working with salaries and benefits on a large payroll.
  • Previous experience working at higher education will be an advantage
  • Must be able to perform reconciliations. In the absence of this experience, the individual is expected to be highly numerate, comfortable with information technology and able to learn these processes quickly once on the job. 

Application Process

It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile for further information and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted. 

The following documents are required:

  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications which should include the following: –
    • Reasons for leaving your current and previous jobs.
    • Referees who are and/or were your direct line manager, their title, name, designation and contact information which should be at least their contact number and email address.
  • A strong and succinct motivation which tells us your interest in the post and suitability relative to the job requirements. 

Please note, no hand-written applications will be considered. Failure to submit all documentation will result in an application being disqualified.

Any questions or enquiries regarding the submission of an application, can be addressed to Olwethu Moerane at [email protected] or  046 603 7266.

Selection Process (provisional date, subject to change):

  • Short-listing meeting scheduled for TBC.
  • The selection process that will be followed for this post will include an assessment and/or presentation and an interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.

Remuneration per annum (Grade 07):

Basic Pensionable Salary per annum:                          R 219,193

Cost to Company per annum (Approximately):             R 309,002

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.  Employment checks will be conducted on recommended candidates. 

Rhodes University has a vaccination mandate as part of its Conditions of Service.  The implementation of the vaccine mandate has been held in abeyance from 01 January 2023.  Should the COVID-19 situation change in a way that the number of cases of COVID-19 pose a threat to the University, the implementation of the Vaccine Mandate will be re-activated and all staff would be required to be fully vaccinated.

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