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Payroll & Benefits Specialist – ANZ & Vietnam

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/29/2017 11:58:05 PM
  • 2783267
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Human Resources
Location(s): India ; Chennai

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
Payroll Specialists are responsible for ensuring timely & accurate execution of payroll process & delivery. Ensure timely remittance of statutory payments (for the defined region) & ensure 100% compliance to local and global requirements. Should have strong process knowledge about payroll, compliances & regulatory requirements for Australia, New Zealand, PNG, Vietnam.

Essential Responsibilities:
Key responsibilities include:-
Payroll Process Management:-

• Review Payroll Input Files, coordinate /follow up with stakeholders & vendors, ensure file correction and ensure correct file is loaded in Payroll
• Ensure Inputs Consolidation/ Conversion (if needed)/ Uploading/ Manual entry - includes corrections of errors and coordination with the businesses/HR Ops
• Ensure timely and accurate execution of payroll & tax process (defined region), 100% align both local and global compliance
• Responsible for Intercompany Billing (IBS) - coordinate with finance on billing related to ESP (Company Matching), charge back (back billing from new to old entities), etc.,
• Provide details / provide responses to audit clarification, prepare schedules
• Pension administration / Able to work closely with vendor to administer pension movement and audit. Past experience around Mercer (Superannuation ) would be added advantage.

• Provide/respond to Finance & HR inquiries
• Responsible for tracking /preparing month Payroll Metrics - includes raw data gathering/template + actual reporting
• Drive vendor delivery per SLA and manage vendor performance through centralization & simplification
• Support with Accounts Reconciliation / Posting Process
• Applying legal patches in the system (Tax/ CPF rates/ Pension rates or any other similar changes around statutory for the said country that affects calculation or statutory reporting - Communicate changes to Vendor and ensure that changes are implemented, tested and rolled out.
• Support any initiatives that require Payroll's Subject Matter Expertise or involvement (including Change Requests)
• Review as-is process, identify & lead improvement plan by implementing lean methodology, drive operation excellence
• Take lead on local implementation of global projects to drive adherence to payroll enterprise standards
• Coordinate with Vendor /Local Contacts for Approval & submission of Local Country Related Statutory Forms as applicable in Australia /New Zealand /Vietnam
• Should have sound knowledge on global mobility payroll. (GME)
• Check on the GME link alerts & take appropriate actions


• Develop best practices and process improvements
• Work on adhoc reports and share with stakeholders as and when requested
• Provide effective and timely resolution to queries from employees and other stakeholders
• Understand business hierarchy, analyze data issues and provide support to the user population and also support the region on all payroll related requirements
• Ability to work with various stakeholders who manage other downstream systems, especially OHR/ HR Ops tools etc

• Bachelor’s Degree with at least 6+ years of experience in end to end Payroll Process through a reputed vendor /data entry/ client servicing /customer service role & other tools.
• Strong knowledge on in country payroll process and statutory requirements for the following countries:
Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam
• Strong analytical skills
• Should have some experience around payroll migration from one region to another
• Should have a sound knowledge of downstream systems supporting payroll
• Outstanding accuracy skills & eye for details
• Customer service focus with controllership mind set and positive can-do attitude
• Ability to work within time constraints to meet daily objectives
• Well versed with Microsoft Excel /Word/Power Point and web-based applications
• Flexibility to meet customer needs and deadlines is a MUST
• Previous high-level transaction processing experience
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Demonstrated analytical ability
• Willing to work in shifts

Desired Characteristics:
• Masters’ degree, MBA or other advanced degree will be an added advantage
• Analytical and strategic thinking skills
• Comprehensive understanding of and ability to assimilate local regulatory and compliance
Requirement into an ongoing operational framework.
• Cultural awareness & sensitivity: ability to flex style to suit differing cultural norms and experience of leading a culturally diverse team

Locations: India ; Chennai

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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