Amathole Municipality Vacancies 2022: Unit Manager – Payroll Administration

Amathole District Municipality


The Amathole District Municipality is a Category C (Grade 6) Municipality, established in terms of the Municipal Structures Act.  It is situated on the central coast of the Eastern Cape with its headquarters based in East London.  The District Municipality is looking for experienced and suitably qualified individual to fill the following position:

(TASK Grade 15/16)
 Inclusive salary package: R778 478.40 – R1 119 926.40 p.a.
[Salary Scale: 505 692.00 – R739 032.00 per annum]

Requirements include: Grade 12; Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or relevant qualification; 4 years’ experience in Payroll; knowledge of generating payroll reports; good understanding of applicable legislation and good communication skills (oral and written); be prepared to work extra hours when work dictated; ability to meet deadlines and handle stress relating to work under pressure; a valid code B driver’s license; experience with SAP system would be an added advantage;

Duties include: Identifying and defining short and medium term objectives and plans associated with payroll functionality; managing budget of the business unit; taking overall responsibility for the monthly pay run including directing the collection, calculation; entering of payroll data, monitoring payroll system and trouble-shooting functionality problems to maintain payroll information; reviewing and authorizing account reconciliations, investigating and resolving discrepancies; managing and monitoring the process of linking each employee to Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts codes for the payroll administration; monitoring the issuing of IRP5s for employees to submit tax returns to SARS on time; managing and monitoring payroll changes and signing off the final payroll file; managing and controlling procedures associated with accurate payment of third-parties; managing the implementation of salary increases for employees and upper limits for Councilors, Section 55 and 56 Managers; managing the salaries of Traditional leaders through liaising with the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; consolidating and submitting reports to relevant structures; collaborating with Corporate Services and Budget and Treasury Office colleagues on payroll matters where work processes are interlinked, to provide input: enabling efficient process-flow between departments; managing and controlling outcomes associated with the utilization, productivity and performance of personnel in the Payroll Unit.

An interested person should fill an application form that is available at the ADM entrance point and website A detailed CV must be attached to the application form together with certified copies of relevant certificates including ID and delivered to:  Amathole District Municipality, Corporate Services Department, Waverley Office Park, 3 – 33 Philip Frame, Chiselhurst (Near SARS Office – East London) or an applicant may hand-in a completed application to any ADM employee of their choice who in turn will place it in the application box that has been provided near the security entrance on the ground floor.

For enquiries, please contact Ms N Ngemntu/Mr. S.K. Ntwana at the following numbers (043) 701 4134/4141.

Closing date:  09 December 2022 @ 15h30

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and if you are not contacted within 30 days after the closing date, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.  It must be noted that ADM reserves the right not to appoint in this position.

NB! Faxed, emailed, incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Canvassing with Councillors and whoever, is not permitted and proof thereof will result in disqualification.

Amathole District Municipality is committed to the achievement and maintenance of employment equity and diversity, especially in respect of race, gender, and people with disabilities.