Payroll Specialist

Job title : Payroll Specialist
Location : Tokyo, Japan
Job type : Contract
Discipline Human Resources
Salary : 4,000,000 - 7,000,000
Contact : Jack Stone
Call : Jack
Email : email Jack
Reference : JOB_006577[153]

This is a great opportunity to join a company is a global leader in data and analytics.

The Role:

This is a varied and broad role, in which you will be responsible for monthly payroll and associated pension & benefits schemes. You will be responsible for maintaining all employee benefits and undertaking the annual benefits renewal cycle and coordinating annual reporting. You will work closely with both the internal finance team and the external pension & benefit vendors. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process employee payroll payments on time and through the appropriate channels

  • Complete all HR reporting documents and follow the required approval process

  • Calculate and deduct appropriate amounts from payroll checks, including tax withholdings etc.

  • Oversee internal payroll and accounting audits on a semi-annual basis

  • Provide documents as requested from HR Manager

  • Collect banking information for direct deposit setup and initiate deposits on paydays

  • Familiarize yourself and keep current with the taxation of salaries, benefits and other factors

  • Maintain and document all payroll records

  • Detect and process issues related to uncollected payroll

  • Verify timekeeping records and consult employees about any discrepancies

  • Record payroll data in our software system and verify all amounts prior to cutting checks

  • Alter employee tax status as needed as well as any information about withholding

  • Record and respond to employee complaints, questions and concerns about payroll services

  • Ensure all payroll is compliant are completed accurately and in a timely manner


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in payroll

  • Experience with hands-on payroll processing

  • Prior experience in HR operations with knowledge of employment legislation and best practices

  • Excellent organisation skills, can prioritize workload effectively, and work accurately, at speed, displaying exemplary attention to detail

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with local payroll systems and processes

  • Excellent communication skills, with both internal and external vendors

  • Sound knowledge of all Microsoft and Google IT systems, experience of HR information systems desirable, ideally SAP