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Human Resources Specialist - Payroll


Shanghai, China


Human Resources & Legal




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In this role you will provide specialized HR expertise in payroll, compensation and benefits management to our commercial and plant operations in India and Australia. The responsible countries in the Asia-Pacific region may be adjusted based on business needs. In this role, you will have the opportunity to affect change within the organization by supporting the administration of payroll and compensation initiatives, creating reports and offering innovative ideas for our total compensation management. We are a diverse team of passionate and talented people who seek for continuous improvement and operational excellence.  

Key Job Responsibilities

1. Payroll Process

  • Process payroll (routine & year-end) with local payroll vendors
  • Administer benefits programs internally and in conjunction with various service providers
  • Prepare HR reporting for finance, tax, audit and statutory filing purposes
  • Work closely with payroll and finance teams in local countries and US
  • Respond to employee enquires in relation to compensation and benefit matters
  • Manage time and attendance records, processes and tools
  • Ensure that the local specific and labor related laws are followed
  • Potential to expand scope outside of India and Australia to support other APAC countries
2. Payroll Data & System
  • Manage payroll system and optimize system setting and reporting functionality (now AUS Sage for Australia)
  • Review, analyze and document current payroll and tax procedures; recommend and implement improved changes leading to best-practice operations
  • Manage and maintain employee records and files, ensuring highest level of data security
  • Identify opportunities to automate / streamline reports for greater efficiency
3. HR Projects
  • Participate in HR improvement projects and initiatives as needed

Your Profile

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Native Mandarin and fluent English
  • 5+ years of solid experience in compensation, payroll and benefits
  • Good attention to detail, committed to quality, number-sensitive and analytical
  • Learning agility to gain knowledge of local labor laws, statutory requirements, practices and workplace trends
  • Able to work through issues & problems in a logical, neutral manner
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills – resourceful and self-managed
  • Work experience in international business environment
  • Overseas (living) experience (especially India or Australia) would be an advantage
  • Experience in both in-house and outsourced payroll roles would be an advantage
  • Prior experience with Sage Micropay or other payroll/HRIS applications is an advantage