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Our Corporate Functions workforce provides deep expertise to manage and operate Accenture’s business functions. and support client teams.  They work in a wide range of functional areas including but not limited to, human resources, marketing and communications, finance, payroll, people mobility, quality control, legal, LTS, facilities and services. 

Corporate Functions workforce professionals make sure we increase our earnings and grow as a company efficiently and effectively.  We must continually update our organization and evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplace and achieve higher performance both for ourselves and our clients.  Our Corporate Functions workforce play a leading role in our strategic and operational programmes, acting as the agents of change within Accenture and its affiliates.

South East Asia (SEA) Payroll team professionals provide the timely and accurate delivery of employee remuneration whilst complying with all relevant statutory, internal controls, and data privacy requirements. An experienced Payroll Manager is required to manage Accenture’s the end to end Payroll process and services, including payroll programs, initiatives, and operations. Contribute to payroll insight and solutions, payroll calculations, compliance and delivery.

Job Summary:

  • Identifying and assessing complex problems for area of responsibility. Creating solutions in situations in which analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

  • Requires adherence to strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals.

  • Interaction with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture, involving matters that may require acceptance of an alternate approach.

  • Lead the stakeholder management strategy to develop business solutions


  • Oversee payroll operation in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia

  • Prepare various corporate reports to the stakeholders/other functions as well as Management.

  • Always work on the processes for improvement and build a strong partnership with payroll vendors across SEA countries and other stakeholders across the globe.

  • Provide oversight to payroll reviews, approvals and both external and internal audits ensuring accuracy and timeliness of payroll activities, while maintaining compliance.

  • Take charge on various testing in system enhancement and provide scenarios for testing with the payroll vendor and internally.

  • Involve in process improvement aligned with global requirements

  • Follow up on issues brought up by the business from time-to-time.

  • Work closely with internal and external statutory consultant to ensure on the local compliance and statutory setup in payroll vendor’s system and involve in the year end processing for South East Asia (SEA).

  • Manage the SLAs of payroll vendor, local payroll team and stakeholders and work closely with them on the issues and improvements on the SLAs.

  • Working with senior leadership to define strategy/strategic direction, oversight and management of team budget, payroll operations reporting and proactively manage risk and concerns, escalating matters (where required). 

  • As Payroll Lead develop, coach and mentor the payroll team, foster knowledge sharing, confidence, learning and development, driving continuous improvement in the team.

  • Experience working in multi-region, cross-country teams favorable.

  • Provide strategic direction to team regarding deliverables, priorities, team resourcing and capacity management.

  • Provide advice regarding payroll legislation, local statutory requirements, and/or policy requirements.

  • Support program/project communications and including team calls, agenda and materials to keep relevant stakeholders informed and engaged

  • Local oversite of payroll functions within South East Asia with medium to high complexity and international governance, risk and compliance elements.

  • Responsible for providing guidance to the leadership on requirements, advising business functions on payroll risk and compliance as well as any associated organisational impacts.

  • Responsible for driving and managing Payroll strategic programs and projects.

  • Managing the transition of Ventures and Acquisitions (V&As) where applicable.

  • Identifies payroll key steps and logically organizes own work to meet deadlines.

  • Identify and keep informed all stakeholders involved in the Payroll Process

  • Proactively lead and support the documentation of payroll processes and documentation to ensure business continuity



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource/Business

Work Experience: 

  • 10+ years Payroll experience in large, multinational organizations

  • Previous exposure to complex compliance requirements.

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrates strong risk management skills

  • Experience working with payroll vendors

  • Track record of managing stakeholders

  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills

  • Excellent business acumen and industry acumen

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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