Job title: Global Payroll Analyst
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Science and Research
Expertise: Accounting & Finance
Skills: Payroll Analyst Health Finance Bcom Administration Payroll
Salary type: Monthly
Salary: negotiable
Location: City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, GP
Job published: 25-05-2023
Job ID: 34164
Phone number: +27310018945

Job Description

Our client, ICAP Global Health, a leader in the Health Industry & Internationally known for tackling the world’s toughest health challenges is looking for a Global Payroll Analyst to join their team and can be based anywhere in Sub Saharan Africa but preferably South Africa (Centurion)    


The closing date for the vacancy is 15 June 2023


As a valued member of the Finance Unit, the Global Payroll Analyst will assume the responsibility of assessing the monthly global payroll. Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, the role involves collaborative work with colleagues across various departments. The incumbent will ensure compliance with organizational policies, local labor laws, and prevailing employment practices


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Verify accuracy of information provided on the monthly payroll files prepared by the country office teams including new hires, end of employment dues, allowances, bonuses for each employee to ensure that employees are paid correctly and within the payroll deadlines
  • Complete detailed monthly payroll variance analysis (e.g., Gross-to-net, taxes, statutory and non-statutory deductions, etc.) and reconciliation in order to inform management of variances that require further review
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of allowances policies, country office local hire manuals and the clients Standard Operating Procedures
  • Partner with the client’s country office-based HR and Finance colleagues and the global payroll vendor to resolve employee payroll issues
  • Act as a super user of the global payroll system to create reports and respond to audit and ad-hoc payroll data requests
  • Escalate payroll related issues, seek advice when faced with complex issues/problems and propose reasonable solutions
  • Actively participate in the onboarding process of new hires to provide training and coaching on payroll processes and system and provide refresher trainings upon request
  • Act as an advisor on routine payroll related enquiries where the answer is defined by a clear precedent or established procedures
  • Identify gaps and seek opportunities for continuous payroll process improvement and suggest appropriate corrective action to Senior Management which can simplify, automate, improve accuracy and/or enhance controls
  • Provides strict protection and respect of confident information and records
  • Develop annual payroll calendar for review and approval
  • Liaise with global payroll vendor to review and maintain current employee access
  • Identify global payroll trends and share recommendations for improvement with the team
  • Complete other relevant duties and ad-hoc projects as assigned


Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Business Administration or Accounting degree preferred
  • Payroll certification or certificate in global payroll management preferred
  • 5+ years of experience preparing payroll for a global organization, non-profit or NGO’s
  • 3+ years of experience with a global payroll system and development of payroll reports

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to think critically and conduct complex payroll analysis of multi-country payrolls
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to build rapport and trust with colleagues and vendors
  • Ability to develop a clear understanding of payroll processes and their application and new software, applications and processes
  • Effectively manage of strict deadlines
  • Awareness of when to refer non-routine enquiries to more senior colleagues
  • Demonstrated proactiveness and ability to take ownership of role
  • Effectively balance independent work while embracing teamwork


Travel Requirements:  

  • 4 to 6 Trips per year lasting 1 – 2 weeks may be required

How to apply:

Interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit their application to the following link:


Please note:   

Only candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position


ICAP is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted