Payroll Accountant - Life Science Company

Location: Tokyo
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: ¥8000000.00 - ¥10000000.00 (年収)
Specialization: Accountancy,
Sub Specialization: General Accounting (Staff),
Contact: Ryohei Kurita
Reference: JO-2206-471859
Ryohei Kurita

Note: Applicants must have permission to work in Japan and Fluent ~ Native level Japanese

☑Foreign business
☑English language required
☑Japanese language required
☑Flex time

Payroll Accounting Specialist

[Company Description]
Global Life Science Company

[Key Responsibilities]

  • Oversee employee payroll for all Japan employees, FTE and Contractors
  • Work closely with HR vender and check/calculate net salaries considering deductions and withholdings
  • Correctly compute the sales incentives to ensure timely payment on quarterly basis
  • Ensure payroll, social insurance deductions and tax declarations are timely and accurate
  • Update monthly journal entries and payroll files
  • Update monthly accrued bonus and PTO file
  • Prepare accounting files, records, and schedules as necessary
  • Monitor paid and unpaid leaves for payroll calculations
  • Process overtime earnings or holiday deductions
  • Updating Follow the global payroll approval process (headcount & input versus output reconciliation, funding request and mapping review, Gross to net variance analysis)
  • Work with People Team to update employment hires and terminations
  • Resolve payroll problems (e.g. overlooked bank holidays, late payments, etc.)
  • Participate in payroll audits
  • Preparation of regular audits and reports for information storage reasons
  • Ensure compliance with governmental laws on payroll accounting and taxes
  • Liaise with US HQ on Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) compensation and Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Support Finance Head as necessary

Essential Skills & Abilities

  • Degree in business/economics/Payroll Accounting management/accounting, Finance or other related fields
  • Practical experience in the field of payroll accounting specialist
  • Good analytical skills and, at best, experience with quantitative data collection
  • Previous experience as a payroll accountant or in a similar role
  • Understanding local and governmental rules about payroll
  • Strong organizational, negotiation and communication skills
  • Great computational ability
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel
  • Fluency both in English and Japanese

8~10 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)

[Working hours]
9:00~17:45 Flex time/Remote work available

Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays, New year's holiday , Annual Leave

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: JO-2206-471859
Seniority Level: Associate
Job Function; Accounting / Auditing