Payroll Manager in MVW AP Regional Office at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 6/23/2022

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Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.


Responsible for the full spectrum of payroll activities and manage external payroll service providers in the region. In performing the duties, legal regulations, GAAP as well as operating procedures of Marriott Vacations  Worldwide must be complied with.

This position requires strong collaboration with other team members and other departments in ensuring the day to day payroll functions are operating efficiently.


1. Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely execution of associate payroll in Singapore, Japan, China and Hong Kong.

This includes:

  • Consolidating payroll templates

  • Prepare and maintain monthly payroll schedules

  • Review and validate monthly payroll submissions, and ensuring accurate and timely processing in compliance with local legislation and corporate policy

  • Liaise with HR, Tax Consultant and Corporate Payroll/HR to ensure expatriate tax matters are compliant with established policies and procedures

  • Identify, recommend and implement improvements to payroll related work processes

2. Responsible for Singapore, Japan, China and Hong Kong statutory submission including:

  • Social security submission e.g. CPF, MPF, etc.

  • Process payroll applications for government rebates/reimbursement

  • Complete annual income & tax filings within stipulated timelines & ensure completeness of reportable income & benefits in compliance with legislation

3. Ensure adequate controls are in place around all matters pertaining to payroll:

  • Maintain files record and up-to-date payroll-related documentation when there are new regulations

  • In charge of internal audit relating to payroll procedures and performing corrective actions as required

  • Prepare documentation and reconciliations for external audit

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all associate payroll records.

4. Prepare payroll related information and analysis:

  • Prepare monthly payroll information and reporting to Corporate

  • Responsible for headcount & payroll report/reconciliation for Forecast/Budget

  • Ad-hoc payroll reporting to HR

  • Attend to payroll enquiries from associates, internal & external stakeholders

5. Responsible for sales and marketing commission calculation process, and commissions/incentives in other departments

6. Month-end closing process

  •  Responsible for payroll-related journals for upload to financial accounting system

  •  Responsible for Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reconciliation for payroll related accounts

  • Prepare accruals for all payroll related expenses

  • Perform analysis of payroll and related expense variances

7. Regional payroll

  • Participate in the implementation of payroll processes in new locations (if any)

  • Responsible for administering and harmonising regional payroll processes

  • Manage APAC payroll outsource vendors on APAC region payroll and taxation matters to ensure quality and timely delivery of services

  • Payroll processing back-up for other countries

8. Associate Development

  • Provide meaningful guidance to payroll team to assist them properly execute their assigned duties.

  • Develop team associate(s) by, among other things, regularly sharing best practices, technical knowledge and business concepts.

  • Provide constructive feedback, with consideration of others’ feelings.

  • Leveraging the unique strengths of each associate, bringing out the best in them.

9. Involve in any payroll-related projects as and when the need arises.

10. Any other duties as and when assigned from time to time.


  • Diploma in Accounting

  • At least 6-8 years of payroll experience in a sales and marketing related payroll environment

  • Core competency must be in payroll and payroll accounting

  • Handled payroll for the 4 locations – Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Shanghai

  • Must have experience working with external payroll vendors


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