Payroll Control Officer

Contract Type
Accounting & Finance
Date Posted
Expiry Date
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Payroll Control Officer (Level 3) in the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).

Job Purpose

The incumbent will manage the monthly and fortnightly “On and Off” Payroll Control Register, identify and advise of discrepancies, ensure amendments are made and all payrolls are reconciled.


Key Responsibilities


  • Prepares Payroll Control Register for permanent monthly, temporary monthly and fortnightly payroll;
  • Verifies accuracy of salary information on each employee for the monthly and fortnightly Payroll Register;
  • Calculates salary adjustments and updates the Payroll Control Register;
  • Reconciles Payroll Register with Control Register;
  • Informs Payroll Officers and Manager of variances;
  • Prints and submits Payroll Control Register to the Payroll Manager;
  • Receives signed Payroll Control Register and files according to payroll cycle (ie permanent, temporary and fortnight);
  • Maintains the Leave Register for all employees of TAJ who proceeds on leave;
  • Checks payroll vouchers;
  • Prepares Bizpay payroll schedule for temporary monthly and fortnightly pay employees for submission to the Ministry of Finance;
  • Prepares and submits Government Health Insurance Summary Report to the Manager, Payroll for temporary and fortnightly paid employees;
  • Collaborates with Payroll Officers with the checking and verification of salary deductions for employees;
  • Performs other related duties assigned by the Manager, Payroll.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Good knowledge of the Financial Audit and Administration (FAA) Act and other financial regulations and guidelines
  • Working knowledge of the operations and functions of Tax Administration Jamaica
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems and the relevant applications i.e. (Bizpay, excel, word)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Good team skills


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Associate Degree/Diploma in Accounting or ACCA Level 1 or the equivalent qualification;
  • Government Accounting Level 2;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a related position.


Special Condition Associated with the Job

  • May be required to work outside of the normal working hours.


Salary range $1,217,391 – $1,497,237 per annum and any applicable allowance(s)


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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