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
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
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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