Administrator at De Beers

Full Job Description

Company Overview

About Us:

Element Six (E6) is a global leader in designing, developing, and producing synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide supermaterials. As part of the De Beers Group, we operate primary manufacturing sites in the UK, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, and the US.

Our Mission:

We prioritize our customers, leveraging our technological expertise and industrial leadership to deliver innovative solutions for competitive advantage.

Our Vision:

With access to cutting-edge R&D technology and the brightest minds, our future holds endless possibilities.

Employment Equity & Inclusion:

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where every colleague is valued and respected. Our recruitment process considers the company’s approved Employment Equity plan and targets, ensuring equal opportunity for all to realize their potential.

Background Checks:

Successful candidates will undergo background screening, including criminal checks and qualification validation.

Job Description

Position Overview:

As the Payroll Administrator, you will ensure the efficient flow of payroll processes for the Springs Site, reporting to the HR department. Key responsibilities include:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain confidential records in compliance with the POPI Act.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for payroll, including various leave types for bargaining unit and staff per the Main Agreement and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Verify accuracy of salary/wage information, deductions, company contributions, benefits, and reimbursements.
  • Reconcile monthly salary payments, considering new hires, resignations, and salary adjustments, in collaboration with Human Resources.
  • Address employee queries professionally and promptly.
  • Prepare and reconcile weekly timesheets, importing clocked hours from the time and attendance system into the payroll system.
  • Maintain salary and wage parameters on the payroll system.
  • Assist in preparing Retirement Fund, Medical Aid, and PAYE (3rd party) deduction schedules and annual reporting.
  • Adhere to strict internal controls in line with finance and audit standards, maintaining a proper document control system.


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Payroll/Financial qualification (Diploma/Certificate) from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the FMCG manufacturing environment in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in the Sage 300 People payroll system.
  • Experience with time and attendance systems (e.g., Jarrison).
  • Understanding of variable pay and shift patterns in an operational setting.
  • Knowledge of regulatory HR processes and best practices is advantageous.

Additional Information

Skills and Attributes:

  • Basic understanding of financial processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail and aptitude for data and systems.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, yet comfortable in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with regulations from the applicable Bargaining Council and relevant legislation (e.g., Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act, Tax Laws).
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly MS Excel (including pivot tables), with strong data management skills.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with a curiosity about high-performance cultures.

To Apply:

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: R8,000.00 – R9,000.00 per month

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