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Payroll Officer – FMG/AT 2

Annual Salary

Job Description

Career Opportunity

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position in the Finance and Accounts Division, Ministry of Health & Wellness.

Payroll Officer – FMG/AT 2


The Payroll Officer shall have responsibility for providing salary for monthly paid employees and properly maintain salary records for the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

KEY OUTPUTS (Results, Deliverables)

  • Monthly salary prepared
  • Salary records maintained

Key responsibility areas (Activities, Tasks)

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Notes information from salary advice on salary record;
  • Ensures that all payroll information on the computerised payroll system is maintained accurately;
  • Calculates salaries and effect the necessary changes relating to the new salary rates, arrears of salary, acting appointments, resignation, new employment and deductions;
  • Enters changes on salaries record and on the salaries control at the time;
  • Checks payroll register against entries on the salary records for errors or omissions and return cards for necessary corrections;
  • Balances salary control and ensures that payroll register and salaries control is in agreement;
  • Prepares late payments for employees not listed on payroll register;
  • Processes authorized deductions;
  • Facilitates the electronic transfer of salaries to financial institutions and other deduction recipients;
  • Files earning records, salary records, signing sheets and payroll register;
  • Prepares Journal vouchers in respect of over payments of salary to employees;
  • Prepares P45 and salary particulars for officers who have resigned or have been transferred;
  • Provide advice to managers as required.

Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • Certificate or Diploma in Accounting, Management or Business Administration from a recognised institution;


  • CAT or AAT level A and 1 respectively;
  • Plus successful completion of the relevant government accounting and computing courses and at least two (2) years experience;
  • Satisfaction of the Proficiency criteria;
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.     


Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021.                                                                

The Ministry of Health thanks all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.