Payroll Leader for global company

Kawasaki Permanent ¥6,000,000 - ¥9,000,000 per year Foreign Multinational
  • Competitive salary
  • Growing business

About Our Client

Leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security, and building automation technologies leading to safer, smarter, sustainable, and high-performance buildings. Chance to join a large established company in Japan with over 3000 employees.

Job Description

  • Oversee a team of payroll specialists who process payrolls for company employees located in different prefectures in Japan and in different entities; ensure accurate and timely pay processing, review and approve payments, troubleshoot payroll issues, and resolve concerns and issues
  • Develop the Japan team, providing both hands-on support when required, coaching and supervising, to help them to operate daily/monthly/yearly payroll tasks in a timely manner
  • Develop procedures and supervise the preparation, documentation and disbursement of all payroll payments, taxes, social security administration and employee benefit payments and all payroll-related disbursements to third party
  • Understand the various collective agreements which relates to payroll processing, vacation entitlement, rates, premiums
  • Govern and evaluate current systems (including payroll and time & attendance), processes, and works closely with third party payroll provider to ensure operating efficiency improvements
  • Develop various controlling systems and techniques to ensure payroll activities are conducted accurately and compliantly in accordance with relevant regulations, laws and standards
  • Ensure the monthly local/expatriate payroll data, is reported to the social security company and tax vendor timely
  • Provides technical expertise and advice to senior management on all matters related to the payroll operations and responds to complex queries from senior management
  • Oversees annual government filings and ensures processing of same in a timely and accurate manner

The Successful Applicant

  • University degree and/or diploma in Human Resources, Payroll, Business, or a related discipline
  • CPA/MBA designation would be considered an asset
  • Minimum 8 years of full-time payroll experience in a foreign MNC with local payroll regulations in Japan (Labor rule/Social Security Rule) would be an advantage
  • Fluency in both English and Japanese with strong communication and interpersonal skills (Communicate with the authority/Payroll company/Social Security company/all levels of the organization in Japanese)
  • Experience in leading and developing a team in Japan
  • Strong payroll systems experience (SAP would be an asset)
  • Strong organizational and time-management capabilities
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple, competing tasks and priorities

What's on Offer

* thriving industry

* career progression

* flexibility around work style

* business is expanding into Japan market

* extensive benefits

* competitive compensation structure

* work from home options

Ryan Gage
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Phone number
+81 3 6832 8658

Job summary

Human Resources
Compensation & Benefits
What is your area of specialisation?
Industrial / Manufacturing
Job Type
Consultant name
Ryan Gage
Consultant phone
+81 3 6832 8658
Job Reference
Company Type
Foreign Multinational

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