Payroll Professional - Senior 2019


The Senior Payroll Professional is responsible for the full payroll function and for providing a high quality of service to the organisation. This Professional can demonstrate implementation of effective payroll process in a robust control environment, and optimisation of systems and processes to drive delivery improvement.

The nominee must have detailed knowledge of payroll legislation and company policies pertaining to payroll procedures, as well as an understanding of governance, risk management and internal control concepts. Judges will be looking for:

  • Technical excellence
  • Leadership qualities
  • Keeping abreast of current trends
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Use of payroll information to communicate to senior, middle and low management


(Superior of nominated individual)

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(Should the nominator have left the company, please provide new contact details)


I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the foregoing nomination is bonafide; the nominee/ nominees actually performed as indicated in the nomination motivation within the organisation.

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Short-listed nominees will be required to present their proposal to an objective and neutral panel of judges. 

Presentation guidelines will be provided to short listed nominees in all three categories in order for them to be well prepared and to present with confidence.


  • All motivations for nominations must be submitted on the official SAPA nomination form.
  • This competition is only open to individuals based in South Africa.
  • Nominations will be evaluated against strict criteria and high industry standards.
  • Nominees must be prepared to be interviewed in Johannesburg at own expense.
  • The final winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges, subsequent to a screening and validation process.
  • The ruling of the independent panel of judges for each category will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winners will be announced at the annual SAPA conference.
  • The motivation(s) for the nomination must be based on a new practice or program within the organisation which has not been forwarded in previous nominations for the organisation’s team or individual.
  • Note that the nominee and the person validating can NOT be the same person, the person validating should be superior to the nominee/s.
  • The closing date for submitting nominations will be 2 July 2019.