Payroll Analyst

Payroll Analyst
Company:

(Confidential)


Payroll Analyst

Details of the offer

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 70 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people.

We are looking for a
Payroll Analyst
to join the team in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This role performs all payroll duties for the assigned countries in Asia (excluding India) including processing, validating payroll data before submission to payroll provider, reviewing and auditing of output reports, pay slips, final reports etc. This role also responds to general inquiries related to company and payroll related matters. The Payroll Analyst will assist in creating and updating procedural payroll changes including implementation and testing of new processes and systems and also serves as a contact for employees and other customers for the payrolls assigned.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of this position?

Analyze, audit and validate HR statuses for hires, terminations, transfers and the multiple other pay and deduction components before submitting to the various payroll vendors in the required format for processing

Process secondary payroll functions (i.e. calculating final payroll, process stop payments, balances and wiring 3rd party payments, manage employee share investment program, etc)

Audit and review output of vendor produced payrolls for accuracy

Prepare the various pre-authorization documents for review to the Senior Specialist and submission to Lead Payroll Specialist/ Payroll Manager

Year-end audit and tax preparation and reporting

Assist in administration of shadow payroll for international assignees

Prepare journal entries for accounting

Work closely with the accounting team to assist with variance queries, balance sheet reconciliation and other queries where necessary

Record and reconcile employee deductions such as Employee Stock Investment Plan Contributions for bi-annual purchases, etc

Identify and resolve payroll inquiries from internal and external customers; escalating to the Lead Payroll Specialist and Payroll Manager where necessary

Backup for other payroll team members as and when required

Track and review absence records such as sickness, holidays; calculate overtime, sickness, holidays payments; preparing and reviewing the accruals

Assist with various ad-hoc projects as directed by the Lead Payroll Specialist and Payroll Manager (e.g. setting up a new location/business unit, procedural changes and documentation)

Assist in special projects requiring full evaluation and research of historical data

Create procedures and assist in the testing and evaluation of new operating procedures and payroll system

What

qualifications, skills and experience

wouldhelp someone to be successful?

ADiploma or Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Accounting or equivalent)

Minimum3 years of payroll experience in complex organizations especially with Internationallocations and multi-sites

Arecognized Payroll Qualification would be advantageous

Upto date knowledge of statutory legislation in Asia

Experiencehandling payroll for multiple countries would be preferred

Goodknowledge and experience and exposure to various payroll software packages(associated software awareness such as Accounting and HR would beadvantageous)

Experiencein a broad range of payroll matters with experience of controlling or assistingto control payrolls and working with external payroll providers

Experiencein journal creation, analysis and reconciliation of payroll accounts

Abilityto carry out day-to-day responsibilities with minimal supervision

Strongorganizational, analytical, reasoning and reconciliation skills required

Abilityto solve problems of moderate scope and complexity by following establishedpolicies and procedures and also to contribute suggestions and solutions tocomplex issues

Abilityto maintain confidentiality and ensure solutions are consistent with departmentand organization objectives

Excellentcustomer service and use of own initiative

Knowledgeof business desktop applications (specifically Microsoft Word, and Outlook)required with intermediate skills on Excel

FluentEnglish (additional languages would be advantageous)

Travelmay be required

Whatmakes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at FranklinTempleton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitiveand valuable set of —the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you inrecognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

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