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Location: Singapore
Salary: Open
Industry: IT & Digital Media
Sub-industry: Enterprise Software
Function: Human Resources & General Affairs

Job Description

Our Client:
Our client is one of the leading American Investment Companies dealing with data centres. With an ever-growing industry and Japan as their largest market. They are actively looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist to take on the challenge alongside their payroll team in Singapore.

The Responsibilities:

* Maintain payroll processing and maintain payroll records and reports
* Data collection and entry for monthly preparation of payroll from APAC countries (Japan, China, Australia, Korea, Singapore, etc.)
* Prepare payroll journal entries and responsible for payroll month end closing
* Provide analysis for monthly activity for payroll related balance sheet account collaboration
* Timely execution of salary, taxes, pensions payroll and benefit related payments
* Prepare and maintain accurate and compliant records for internal and external audit control procedures. Responsible for all audit related inquires, escalating as needed
* Analyze all variances and comment on all fluxes as required during financial close process
* Coordinate and collaborate with cross functional teams such as HR, Finance, Tax, Global Mobility in administration of payroll matters
* Manage local & regional payroll vendors and research and resolves issues or problems on service provided
* Strive for constant improvement in payroll processes and operational policies
* Attend to payroll queries from employees
* Stay up to date with local & regional payroll regulations

The Requirements:

* Minimum 5 years' work experience in payroll with APAC region exposure (particularly Japan)
* At least Bachelor's Degree is preferred
* Strong experience and in-depth knowledge of payrolls in Japan and China
* Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) & HR system such as Workday, SAP, Peoplesoft
* A critical thinker and problem-solving mindset
* Meticulous with excellent organizational skills
* Proficiency in Japanese is required to manage and deal with native Japanese-speaking stakeholders

Disclaimer: The Company complies with the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (TGFEP), including the prevailing guidelines on recruitment. All qualified applicants will be considered for the position regardless of their age, race, religion, nationality, marital status, or family responsibilities. A more detailed discussion of the TGFEP is available on the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) website at https://www.tal.sg/tafep.