Job Information Senior Payroll Officer
Job Type Full-time
Category Accounting
Job Status
Start Publishing 27-06-2021
Stop Publishing 02-07-2021

Applications are invited for the vacant post of Senior Payroll Officer (FMG/PA 1), in the Finance and Accounts Division, Department of Correctional Services

Salary range $1,341,866 - $1,789,576 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

Job Purpose

Manages the control and payment of permanent and temporary monthly paid staff.

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensures that all relevant information in connection with the payment of salaries is dealt with upon receipt;
  • Verifies employment and other income reports;
  • Provides salary information to Human Resource on request;
  • Provides letters to employees in respect of salary particulars, contributions and other deductions;
  • Receives signed cheques for batching according to Departments and forward to supervisor for dispatching;
  • Files information pertaining to memoranda and deduction orders received;
  • Maintains continuous record of salary particulars of each monthly paid staff, capturing information such as date of appointment, and incremental date;
  • Informs supervisor as to the accuracy of the payroll so that cheques can be prepared;
  • Records data concerning transfers and resignation of employees;
  • Reviews employees Pay Card for accuracy;
  • Maintains records of employees’ status, assignments, rates of pay and benefits;
  • Assists in providing information to employees and various organizations on their behalf in respect of salary particulars.


  • Checks and verifies all relevant information in connection with the payment of salaries;
  • Prepares and presents completed Coded Date Sheet to immediate Supervisor for scrutiny and signature;
  • Computes salary and deductions and enters data onto Payroll System and Salary Records for all monthly paid staff;
  • Makes adjustment to pay if errors are detected;
  • Verifies that all cheques prepared are in the same quantum for each employee as Net Pay reflected by the payroll printout and that no additional cheques are prepared;
  • Makes corrections to all cheques that require changes and follow through for the issue of new cheques from the Salary Account;
  • Prepares payment vouchers in cases of adjustment made to Payroll.

Human Resource Management/Supervisory:

  • Monitors and evaluates the performance of direct reports, prepares performance appraisals and recommends and/or initiates corrective action where necessary to improve performance and/or attaining established personal and/or organizational goals;
  • Provides leadership and guidance to direct reports through effective planning, delegation, communication, training, mentoring and coaching;
  • Ensures the welfare and developmental needs of staff are clearly identified and makes recommendations;
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that fosters a culture of teamwork, employees’ empowerment and commitment to the Unit and the Organization’s goals;
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned by the Director from time to time.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Sound knowledge of accounting standards and procedures
  • Ability to utilize technology to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Ability to organize workload and deliver under the pressure of deadlines
  • Good use of technology
  • Proficient in Data Entry and Management
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent leadership skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skill High level of integrity
  • Excellent use of own initiative
  • Excellent teamwork and co-operation

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • AAT Level 3 or;
  • ACCA-CAT Level 3 or;
  • Diploma in Accounting from a recognised University or;
  • Associate of Science Degree in Accounting, MIND, or;
  • Diploma in Government Accounting, MIND, or;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Management Studies with Accounting or BBA from a recognised University.

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Thursday, 1st July, 2021 to:
Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Administration
Human Resource Management & Administration
Department of Correctional Services
5-7 King Street

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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