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HR/Payroll Administrator

Remuneration:R16000 - R18000 per month Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town, Newlands
Job level:Junior/Mid
Company:Career Custodians

Job description

This role provides administrative support to the human resources team and is the first point of contact for all HR admin-related queries. In addition, the role is responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of day to day HR/payroll administrative support and client service to hotel management and employees, including - but not limited to - offer letters, contracts of employment, employee leave, remuneration and benefits, record keeping, reporting and information management systems.

In addition, the role is responsible for the accurate execution of payroll which includes maintaining an accurate SAGE People and ESS system, reporting, checking payroll, maintain time and attendance system, load and terminate employees, capture and monitor leave and patterns of abuse and any adhoc payroll related functions.


• Reliability and adaptability
• Planning and organising
• Drive for results
• Excellent ability to pay attention to detail
• Stress tolerance and able to work under pressure
• Problem analysis
• Decision-making and judgment
• Communication – verbal and written. Excellent communication skills with fluency in English (an additional European language would be an advantage)
• Interpersonal sensitivity
• Customer focus and teamwork
• Build and maintain working relationships
• Well-presented and well-spoken
• Shows initiative as well as innovation
• Prepared to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional guest experience
• Embraces challenge and demonstrates self-discipline and a willingness to learn
• The highest standards of ethical conduct, i.e. honesty and integrity
• Subscribes to the Hotel’s values, service and leadership ethic

Specialist competencies:

• Relevant HR diploma and working knowledge of relevant legislation.
• At least three years’ HR administration experience coupled with a minimum of two years' Payroll experience
• Proficient in Sage People 300 and ESS
• MS Excel (advanced) MS Outlook and MS Word
• Proficient in Trach tech time and attendance system


• Ensure all employees are accurately captured
• Ensure the maintenance of payroll system and leave administration system.
• Administration of all additional reimbursement and pay related allowance.
• Ensuring all payroll transactions are processed efficiently
• Resolving payroll discrepancies
• Maintaining all payroll operations by following policies and procedure

HR administration:

• Focus on administration and maintenance of employee benefits.
• Assist with ad hoc, monthly and annual HR reports
• Ensure all employee files are signed and complete with all necessary documentation as per the BCEA and Company standards.
• Provides staff with confirmation of employment letters, copies of payslips, service letters, etc. as required
• Provide general HR administrative support across the organisation

To apply for the position, please forward a motivational letter, an updated CV with a picture of yourself to .

**Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within five days – please consider your application unsuccessful**

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Posted on 06 Nov 11:49

Career Custodians

Career Custodians is a recruitment and talent management agency, specializing in the wellness, hospitality and tourism industry.

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