Akamai Technologies, Inc. Payroll Analyst II.. in Tokyo-To, Japan

Payroll Analyst II..

Tokyo-To, Japan

Finance

4 days ago Post Date

008251 Requisition #

We are currently looking for talented and motivated person who would oversee the APJ payroll cycle process and manage relationships with HR Business Partners to provide payroll customer service for the APJ employee base of approximately 500 employees in 8 countries.

The responsibilities would also include:

  • Identifying and implementing payroll activity process improvements and best practices to

drive process excellence and reduce error risk

  • Developing project plans for reporting and monitoring of process improvement initiatives.

About the Team

The payroll team is located in US, Poland and India. It consists of 6 people. The position reports to the APJ/EMEA Payroll Manager located in Krakow, Poland.

Specific Position Responsibilities

*Oversee the APJ payroll cycle process and manage relationships with HR Business Partners to provide

payroll customer service for the APJ employee base of approximately 500 employees in 8 countries.

  • Identify and implement payroll activity process improvements and best practices to drive process

excellence and reduce error risk. Develop project plans for reporting and monitoring of process

improvement initiatives.

  • Maintain effective internal controls for the payroll function and proactively work with management to

identify efficiency improvements and gaps.

  • Build and manage strong working relationship with internal groups, such as Benefits and Compensation, as

well as with Company’s outside payroll processing provider, including setting service standards.

  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting Payroll and

Payroll Tax for the APJ regions.

  • Partner with key stakeholders to administer employee benefits, stock transactions, etc. related to payroll.

  • Develop worldwide expatriate payroll process; track expatriates wages, tax filings and ad hoc reports; work

in conjunction with HR and 3rd party vendor.

  • Interprets Company policy and government regulations that affect payroll to ensure compliance of payroll

policies and practices.

  • Responsible for payroll-related SOX testing and compliance, as well as internal and external audit requests.

  • Establish and maintain internal key metrics and ongoing reporting of performance.

  • Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.

  • Self-starter, attention to detail and eager to build and own the process are must qualities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum education required is a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a multi-national payroll department

Desired Qualifications

  • System implementation and/or process improvement experience.

  • Proficiency in analyzing data using Excel and other tools.

  • Working knowledge of benefit plans

  • Working knowledge of earning types and statutory deductions.

  • Working knowledge of automated timekeeping systems; preferably Kronos or ADP eTIME.

  • Technical knowledge of external Payroll providers (ADP-PayForce and ADP-Streamline).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent customer service skills, interpersonal

skills, leadership, and analytical skills.

  • Experience with system conversions is strongly desired.

  • Exposure to SOX documentation and testing procedures.

  • Oracle and GL experience is a plus.

  • Preferred experience working at a public company.

  • Fluency in both Japanese and English languages desired.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai has offices around the world and operates the most pervasive, highly distributed CDN—with more than 200,000 servers in 110 or more countries—delivering up to 30% of all Web traffic. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/careers.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more atwww.akamai.com/diversity.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here.