An exciting opportunity awaits an accomplished Head of Payroll/Payroll Manager with aÂ financial background to step into the role of Head of Payroll and lead a proficient team to new heights of excellence. Â As the Head of Payroll, you will spearhead and optimize payroll operations. Be responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the payroll operations within the organisation by leading the payroll team and payroll operations. Ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing, and all aspects of compliance within South African labour laws, tax regulations, and statutory requirements. As a subject matter expert in payroll, you will be expected to drive process improvements, handle complex payroll matters, collaborate with Divisional Operations to ensure Payroll is set up to manage external client requirements. This is a permanent opportunity. Minimum Requirements: 6-7 years of payroll management experience, including South African legislation and regulations. Experience working in a Finacial institution/environment. Management experience (managing team leaders). Experience working on a cloud-based payroll system. Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, or a related field. Professional certifications in payroll or related fields are advantageous. Background in professional services, service delivery, the FMCG industry, and Blue Collar Skills and Competencies: Profound command over any cloud-based payroll system. In-depth grasp of South African labor laws, tax regulations, and statutory requisites. Proficiency in data analysis and reporting. Effective leadership, communication, and collaboration skills. Strong decision-making acumen coupled with unwavering ethical standards. Lead end-to-end payroll processing across various pay frequencies. Ensure accurate input, processing, and reconciliation of payroll data. Monitor payroll compliance with Group policies, frameworks, and SLAs. Stay updated on South African payroll regulations and tax requirements. Foster internal controls, conduct audits and manage audits' remediation. Champion process improvement initiatives to streamline operations. Collaborate across HR, Finance, and Divisional Operations for seamless data integration. Manage relationships with external vendors and service providers. Lead, guide, and develop the payroll team for growth and success.