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Payroll/Finance Administrator

Location:Cape Town, De Waterkant
Education level:Matric
Job level:Junior
Company:M&C Saatchi Abel

We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity focused company who want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond. 

We believe that “the people with the best people win” and are looking for a Cape Town based Payroll and Finance Administrator. We are looking for a brave and bright people that actively adds to the company culture.

Five core qualities that we are looking for:

  1. Highly organised – you will manage loads of paperwork, admin and detail. It will require you to have a robust and systematic way of working and multitasking.
  2. Analytical - as you work with numbers and interrogate them for accuracy, you’ll need to have a confidence in numbers.
  3. Accountable – you know what to do, when to do it and how to do it.
  4. Professional and engaging – you will deal with all staff on administrative matters relating to their Leave, Medical Aid, Provident Fund and sometimes their salaries. In addition, you will be asked to assist with other internal finance matters as support to the finance department.
  5. Pro-active: You don’t wait for someone to tell you every day what to do. You spot opportunities, always seeking to ways to improve yourself, your work and/or the environment you work in.
Five simple ways you will be measured:
  1. Relationship management: You've established meaningful relationships with your colleagues, and are appreciated for bringing a smile to those you engage with. Your behaviour towards and communication to all stakeholders is clear, professional and always friendly. You manage confidential information with the necessary discretion and are a trusted right hand to HR and Finance teams.
  2. Administration management: You are on top of your administration and have a simple, effective and structured process in place to manage the successful delivery of your tasks. You confidently manage multiple requests and tasks at the same time, to ensure no balls are dropped and no task forgotten on your watch.
  3. Supplier management: Externally your great relationships with suppliers and key providers (eg Medical Aid and Provident Fund Suppliers) make things easier, effortless and efficient when dealing with staff queries and/ or administration. You are curious and try to find answers proactively to better understand our providers and their offerings, in order to manage queries and challenges you are faced with, more confidently.
  4. Problem-solving: Every day, someone in the agency will look to you for help. Your ability to solve in the positive makes all the difference, because you not only find solutions, but you do so by consulting with relevant stakeholders to ensure you manage expectations accordingly. Staff appreciate the fact that you alleviate their anxiety or uncertainty when dealing with you, as you respond timeously and efficiently on queries in a positive manner. Remember – you are not doing them a favour – it’s your job to be there and help as best you can.
  5. Attention to detail: Every cent matters when you are dealing with staff salaries and money. As such, you take great care in interrogating numbers, understanding discrepancies and communicating any matters of concern in a pro-active and caring manner to our staff. You give staff the confidence that you carry their interests at heart, managing their money as if it is your own. Your attention to detail is envied as you stay on top of your tasks and administration in detail. Always one step ahead
Four things you must
  1. Matric (mathematics or accounting)
  2. One to two years of office administrator experience,
  3. Knowledge of any Payroll and Accounting system would be an added advantage
  4. Computer Literacy (MS Word and Outlook) with advanced knowledge of Excel is critical
We don't do ego.

We solve in the positive.

All CV’s to be submitted to Nawaal Snyders ()

While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration.

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Posted on 11 Apr 12:02

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