Payroll Manager

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level  Supervisor / Manager
  • Experience  2 Years
  • What we do  Education / Teaching & Training
  • Qualifications  Masters Degree

Job Description

Midlands State University (MSU) is a leading institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe, offering a wide range of academic programs.

With a strong commitment to academic excellence and research, MSU plays a significant role in shaping the future of students and contributing to the development of the nation’s educational landscape.

Midlands State University (MSU) is looking for a skilled Payroll Manager to join its dynamic team. As a Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the payroll process, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timely disbursement of salaries. Join MSU and contribute to the smooth operation of the university’s payroll system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulating and implementing payroll policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and reviewing payroll policies for compliance with statutory regulations and internal operating procedures.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the payroll system through the enforcement of policies, standard operating procedures, processes, and systems.
  • Coordinating and supervising subordinates to ensure efficient and focused performance.
  • Classifying and verifying monthly salary inputs, mail, and documents related to the university’s payroll before the capturing process begins.
  • Accurately inputting tax tables, FDS credits, adjustments, tax directives, and other credits into the payroll system.
  • Conducting checks on the accuracy of the data capturing process prior to the final preparation of the payroll.
  • Ensuring the timely availability of summary reports for salary payments and monthly reports for statutory payments such as NSSA, pension, PAYE, medical aid, and pay advices.
  • Supervising reconciliations related to payroll transactions.
  • Generating deduction schedules for service providers.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Master’s degree in Business Management or Accounting.
  • Diploma or certificate in Payroll Administration.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in payroll supervision.
  • Proficiency in using payroll systems such as Belina, Paywell, or any other similar system.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent numerical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Highly computer literate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.


Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. More details including salary, benefits and other conditions of service will be communicated to successful candidates.

*NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number (s) and names and email addresses

Application documents must be in a single-continuous pdf format.

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