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Payroll Co-ordinator

Our client in the citrus industry, and based in Addo, is currently looking to employ a Payroll Co-ordinator.  

Please note that the client will consider only those who are based in Uitenhage or the Addo / Kirkwood area.


Overview of key activities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day wages payroll functions for 2 packhouses and 4 farms based in Addo and Kirkwood. 
  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities, workload and distribution of responsibilities between the Payroll team members.
  • Ensures detailed planning and monitoring of daily and weekly and monthly team tasks.
  • Responsible for data cross-checking of Payroll administrators’ data processing.
  • Attend Zone and Packhouse production meetings.
  • Delivery of payslips to each site and handling of wage payroll queries.
  • Compile and submit wages related reporting after each pay run.
  • Check payroll information and calculations for accuracy and ensure all relevant paperwork is in order.
  • Responsible for management of the Wage Payroll process to ensure timelines and quality standards are met.
  • Review Wage Payroll reports before submission to Compensation and Benefits Manager for approval.
  • Provide regular coaching and support to team members when required.
  • Regular monitoring of teams and individual results and pro-actively identifying problems.
  • Supports Compensation and Benefits Manager in team development to upskill team on changes made to systems or processes to ensure full competence.
  • Support team to understand policies, procedures and system use on an on-going basis.
  • Ensure payroll compliance with appropriate legislation.
  • Provide assistance to Internal and External Auditors.


The criteria and requirements are as follows:

  • Matric
  • Minimum of 3-5 years agricultural payroll experience including seasonal employees and piecework
  • Strong VIP Payroll experience
  • Have experience in any Time and Attendance system
  • Have a high level of attention to detail and accuracy in processing
  • Must be a good and confident communicator capable of dealing with staff at all levels
  • Ability to deal with continuous change
  • Valid driver’s license


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