Careers Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist

Dept: Finance

Location: Westlake

02 April 2019

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global player, employing over 500 people and operating over 3 sites in Cape Town. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive experience and build an exciting career.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To lead the payroll function of the company, ensuring that payroll runs efficiently and in line with statutory and requirements and principles of good governance.
  • Managing and processing the payroll including salaries and wages – approximately 700 employees
  • Control and operate the company’s payroll in line with legistation and company policy
  • Provide guidance and advise to the HR team on all matters related to remuneration benefits
  • Ensure that all payroll controls are in place and that payroll audits take place regularly
  • Ensure that up to date and accurate statutory rates are loaded onto the payroll (Tax rates, UIF rates, etc. 
  • Manage the payroll audit and tax year-end processes.
  • Monitor and co-ordinate payroll system upgrades

Qualifications and experience

  • Bcom Accounting Degree with a certificate in taxation/ Diploma in Payroll/ Certifified Payroll Practitioner
  • 5 - 10 year experience
  • Advanced computer skills


  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Thorough knowledge of employee tax processing and reporting
  • Thorough knowledge of labour, pension funds, medical funds and tax legislation, as well as familiarity with the POPI Act
  • In-depth knowledge of payroll administration systems and reporting (ideally VIP People 300)
  • Strong ethical foundation, with direct personal alignment to our companies core values of respect, integrity, courage and accountability
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline Driven
  • Ability to work under pressure

If you meet the requirements and would like to apply for this vacancy, please send a detailed CV with copies of your qualifications to no later than Friday 31 May 2019.



HR Contact:Therona Pillay


Telephone:021 701 5140