Niche South African Remuneration Consulting Services

Remuneration Consultants South Africa provides market leading remuneration and employee benefit consulting services. Our competitive advantage is adding a layer of tax optimization to the solutions we deliver. This enables us to optimally structure your Total Rewards System from the ground up to be fully compliant, where tax is planned proactively and not a mere afterthought. Our clients include large South African employers, as well as some of the world’s leading multi-nationals with operations in Africa.

Package Structuring Tools

Similar to our Excel based tool, the web based application offers full flexibility to client processes, policies and procedures, with the added advantage of having a single aggregated datasource with real-time reporting and a streamlined, automated delivery mechanism. The Package Structuring Tool is a versatile application which may be used to roll out many remuneration processes such as annual salary reviews, employment offers and assisting employees to make informative decisions on the benefits offered by the company.

Payroll Audits

Absolute payroll accuracy is imperative in any organisation to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations in South Africa. It is critical that management mitigate risks to ensure there are no tax exposures on their payroll(s). Our services extend to payroll reviews and audits to assist organisations in attaining complete compliance to tax laws. Our expertise incorporates employee benefits, employee communication on remuneration and reward and generally providing leading practises and innovation.

Expatriate Services

We have an extensive client base of South African and multi-national employers for who we provide expatriate tax planning and compliance services. This includes confidential expatriate payroll services, whereby we facilitate the entire payroll process on behalf of employers for their expatriate employees. We also consult on expatriate policy and philosophical design and follow best in market practice for the tax treatment of internationally mobile employees.

Tax and Cost-To-Company Training

We offer a tailor-made, interactive, hands-on practical and technical two-day tax workshop which extends to Payroll, Human Resource and Finance employees. The training will cover the basics of employees’ tax, personal tax computations and benefits. Our training starts with the assumption of a zero-knowledge base and takes delegates step-by-step through the basic calculations which build up to more complex computations.

Cost-to-Company Conversion

We conduct Cost-to-Company conversions and manage the entire conversion process. Our approach is fully compliant with King IV, tax law and provides a tax optimal and cost neutral position for the business whilst the employee is allowed to make personal retirement and benefit selections to align remuneration to personal financial requirements. Our team has the necessary expertise from employee communication strategy to dealing with changes in retirement and risk benefit funds.

Education Fees Savings Initiative

The ability for employees and business owners to pre-tax structure their children’s school and university fees, remain one of the few available, but seldom used tax planning opportunities. This is the only tax break allowed on private expenses and have been extended in the 2017/18 Budget Speech. The saving depends on the cost of school fees, tax brackets and number of children.

Additional Services

Testimonials

The workshop was very informative and interesting. The team exercised huge patience with some of us and the value-add was a bonus. The course provides good examples and lays a solid foundation to Tax and Cost to Company knowledge base.

Attendees at the SARA Tax WorkshopTax & Cost to Company Training

Thank you for the awesome training you did. I could see that the administrators really enjoyed it and appreciated the pace you worked at. I would recommend you to any firm. You did an excellent job.

Group Payroll Manager - Altron Group ServicesTax & Cost to Company Training

Excellent interaction and practical; this workshop was very informative.

Errolene Lutchman - MazarsTax & Cost to Company Training

The Remuneration Consultants team provided a 1-day workshop to 21 MTN members. The tax content was practical and interesting having to manually calculate examples yourself makes the training very effective.

Senior Manager: Policy, Governance & International Mobility - MTN Tax & Cost to Company Training

Thank you for a great workshop. It was both informative and very interactive.

Amaris Buckham - PepsicoTax & Cost to Company Training

Excellent workshop, well done! So glad we have systems doing these calculations all day! I would like to know when the next workshop is so that I send approximately 5/6 delegates.

Annabelle Kotze - The Foschini GroupTax & Cost to Company Training

The introduction of the Package Structuring Tool has been a great value add to the employees of Aveng Group. We therefore recommend Remuneration Consultants based on the professional and exceptional consulting services they have delivered.

Vik RamluganGroup Rewards & Benefits Executive

All concerns of both transferee, as well as Dimension Data and its employees, are well addressed for purposes of ensuring harmonious alignment. We therefore recommend Remuneration Consultants based on the professional and exceptional consulting services they have delivered.

Sharon ZimmermanHead of Talent Integration

The introduction of the Package Structuring Tool has been a great value add to the employees of Airports Company South Africa. We therefore recommend Remuneration Consultants based on the professional and exceptional consulting services they have delivered.

Daily RamasiaGroup Manager: Rewards and Benefits

Remuneration Consultants were well suited in assisting ICASA in the adjustment of our pay scales to the applicable market rates at that time. Furthermore, they reported the final results to the Council and provided best practice recommendations thereon. Remuneration Consultants South Africa demonstrated efficiency and professionalism during the course of this project.

Busi MtsweniExecutive: Human Resources

The introduction of the Package Structuring Tool has been a great value add to the employees of South African Breweries (SAB). We therefore recommend Remuneration Consultants based on the professional and exceptional consulting services they have delivered.

Y Maharaja, M D Brunnock, A Quaye, M Fandeso, L SwartzDirectors

All concerns of both Vulatel and Dimension Data and its employees were well addressed for purposes of ensuring harmonious alignment. We therefore recommend Remuneration Consultants based on the professional and exceptional consulting services they have delivered.

Louisa van BeekJoint CEO

I loved all the items that were given at the workshop but the pension calculation was for me the most valuable. The Facilitators were exceptional  – commendable to any organisation. Highly recommend this workshop.

Attendee at the 2019 Kumba Iron Ore Tax and CTC workshop

I wouldn’t change a thing about the workshop it was excellent and well delivered. I highly recommend this workshop.

Attendee at the 2019 Kumba Iron Ore Tax and CTC workshop

The tax information was very valuable I would definitely attend the workshop again. 10 star rating for sure!

Attendee at the 2019 Kumba Iron Ore Tax and CTC workshop

The tax tables explanation was very valuable for me. I  give this workshop 10 stars and highly recommend to anyone wanting to broaden their tax knowledge.

Attendee at the 2019 Kumba Iron Ore Tax and CTC workshop

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Our Team

Mariana Stander

Tax and Expatriate Remuneration Specialist

Janine van der Merwe

Reward Specialist

Tanya Tosen

Tax and Remuneration Specialist

Craig Rocher

Chartered Accountant

Natasha Wilkonson

Tax Attorney

Belinda Venter

Tax Consultant

Darren Britz

Tax Attorney

Donné Trump

Bursary Administrator

Patrick Kabamba

CA (SA).

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