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The Role: Senior Payroll Specialist – APAC

The Location: Singapore

The Team: The team of three dedicated payroll professionals lead by a senior manager is responsible for the monthly and annual payroll operations supporting about 1,700 employees throughout APAC. Based in Singapore, they work with a third party payroll provider while focused on delivering an accurate and timely payroll every month.

What’s in it for you: An opportunity for professional growth by handling payrolls impacting all employees in the region. It’s a chance to work with payroll and HR teams to find and implement operational efficiencies. Be part of a team of professionals with the common goal to continuously improve the payroll operations.


  • Supports processing and disbursement of payrolls on time with a high degree of accuracy
  • Plan, coordinate and assist with payroll across all APAC countries and ensure that payroll cycles and deadlines at multiple locations are adhered to by all parties involved in the payroll cycle.
  • Primary focus is on handling payrolls for about 600 employees in China, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Responsible for thorough review and analysis, accurate and timely processing of monthly payroll in accordance with company policies and local regulatory standards, including liaising with payroll vendors where applicable.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely filing and payment of statutory payroll withholding taxes to relevant government authorities.
  • Tracks employee share schemes, stock option and share grants; ensure that employee income/gains from stock option and share grants are correctly computed and filed in accordance with local regulatory standards.
  • Responsible for payroll related journal entries and accruals.
  • Responsible for annual employee income tax filings
  • Resolve escalations by providing root cause analysis and corrective action for complex or non-routine situations.
  • Keep abreast with payroll regulatory changes in APAC countries, review and analyse tax and legal regulations (including complex issues such as stock based compensation),
  • Identify issues/implications affecting company and employees, work with Corporate Legal, Tax, HR and 3rd party payroll vendors and ensure resolutions.
  • Consistently review existing work practices and recommending areas for improvements including workflows, 3rd party payroll vendor competencies, analysis & planning, regulatory compliance etc.
  • Assist in implementation of improvements/enhancements, including working independently with all stakeholders, and achieve high levels of efficiency, accuracy and compliance.
  • Responsible for both internal and external audits for payroll related accounts.

What we’re looking for:

  • Diploma in Accountancy, Finance or related professional qualification with more than 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Prior regional payroll experience required with a preference of experience in a multi-national company
  • Highly organized and capable of working under time constraints to meet tight deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, including use of pivot tables
  • Ability to accurately manipulate and move data to and from a variety of sources across multiple platforms; ability to query, sort, merge, combine, and summarize
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent communication skills

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