Fully Remote: Global Compensation & Benefits Manager

What will you be doing:

Employee Benefits & Payroll:

  • Research and customise global employee benefits, fostering consistency across all locations by collaborating with local providers.
  • Manage end-to-end payroll processing, encompassing onboarding, benefit adjustments, and terminations on a global scale.
  • Review, plan, manage, and implement the end-to-end annual review process within our HRIS and Payroll systems, taking into account employee performance, market trends, and budget constraints.
  • Process all bonuses, salary increases, and benefit adjustments during annual reviews, coordinating with service providers as necessary.
  • Guide salary offers during recruitment and negotiate compensation packages for new hires, promotions, internal transfers, and other changes.
  • Communicate compensation and benefits information transparently to employees.
  • Provide education on available benefits and changes in legislation and remuneration policies.

Legal Compliance and Policy Updates:

  • Stay updated on labour laws and compliance standards, ensuring that VALR consistently meets legal requirements.
  • Regularly review and update internal policies to align with the latest legal standards in each operating jurisdiction.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Ensure compliance with payroll regulations and oversee submissions of relevant reports such as the Annual Employment Equity Report and Quarterly Stats SA reports.
  • Handle payroll and tax-related annual filings and submissions across all countries of operation.
  • Create, generate, and analyse comprehensive reports to monitor and manage Payroll, Benefits, Leave, and the Annual Review process.
  • Utilise data-driven insights to make informed decisions and enhance the overall performance of compensation and benefits strategies and processes.

HRIS & Payroll Management:

  • Demonstrate an extremely strong understanding of systems and processes, implementing, amending/adjusting, and maintaining HRIS and Payroll systems.
  • Document all processes to establish clear guidelines and enhance the efficiency of global benefits and payroll operations.


  • Verify payroll test runs and ensure that any discrepancies are resolved, balancing the payroll to the general ledger.
  • Calculate and post to the ledger the provision for leave and bonuses.
  • Ensure timeous payments of third-party payments, such as medical aid and other benefit providers, including timeous reconciliations.
  • Ensure timeous payments, tracking, and reporting of employee claims and leave.
  • Manage and attend to all payroll queries.