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Freelance: Group Salary/Payroll Administrator

at M&C Saatchi Abel in Cape Town
Sub-Category: Finance

Remuneration: Basic salary
Location: Cape Town, De Waterkant
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: 3-4 Months
Company: M&C Saatchi Abel

Job Description:


When M&C Saatchi was launched in 1995, it was the belief that ‘nothing is impossible’. A conviction that an individual can make what seems highly improbable happen. Six years after opening our doors in 2010 in South Africa, M&C Saatchi Abel was voted South Africa’s best advertising agency, with over 180 staff in our Cape Town and Johannesburg offices.

We are looking for an experienced freelance salary/payroll controller to lead and manage all payroll requirements for our group.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Annual submissions to SARS: Import all the PAYE from the monthly payrolls into easyfile balanced with finance. Submit by the 31 May
  • Ensure year-end are processed and rolled over with all new tax legislation updates
  • Ensure all new medical aid rates are updated in the system
  • CIPC annual returns for all entities in the group are submitted


  • Capture monthly payroll by the 18th of the month, this includes New employees, terminations, bonuses, staff loans, promotions and increases. Make sure supporting documents are provided for all transactions.
  • Reconcile payroll and prepare journal for processing on NAV
  • Manage ESS (employee self-service) by uploading all approved annual leave and monitoring and track sick leave
  • Reconciliation of the provident fund must be done simultaneously to payroll and make sure Payments are made to third party suppliers by the 7th
  • Reconciliation of Medical Aid third party suppliers and make sure it agrees to Debit order payments.
  • Reconciliation of monthly forecasting
  • Provide detailed explanations for all variances
  • Provide reports to all Financial Managers for reviewing by 21st of the month
  • Monitor, track and follow up on all freelance invoices by the 20th of the month. Make sure they correctly invoice according to their freelance contract
  • Provide HR with mock payslips for new offers
  • Attend monthly HR/Payroll meeting to ensure payroll has all relevant information for the monthly payroll
  • Advise on payroll and tax issues when needed


  • Assist with termination/exits
  • Personal files are kept up to date with all relevant information
  • All ad-hoc queries/requests

In summary: Key task and responsibilities

  • To do payroll for the M&C Saatchi Abel Group of companies (300+ staff) on a monthly basis on Sage People
  • Submissions of EMP201’s
  • Manage Provident Fund (sign-ups, terminations, withdrawal, balancing of the fund, reporting)
  • Manage Medical Aid (sign-ups and changes in plans, coordinating with Medical Aid brokers on updates, etc.)
  • Manage All Leave (tracking, monitoring and management)

We don’t do ego.
We solve in the positive.

If this opportunity excites you, please apply! Applicants are requested to submit a CV with their application.

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Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful

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Published at 10-11-2017
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