Payroll Manager


Senai, Johor


Dyson began twenty three years ago with James Dyson and a handful of engineers questioning everyday products, thinking differently and making them better. We are now the world's number one vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the UK, US, Japan, Europe and Australasia.


We've even branched out to improving commercial technology that frustrates us.  The Dyson Airblade hand dryer dries hands in ten seconds, it’s also the most hygienic and energy efficient hand dryer available. And more recently a fan, Air Multiplier, with no blades or grille.

Market Overview

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

Function Overview

Our Financial Accounting team provides the foundation for Dyson’s global commercial success, creating and monitoring a framework of systems, processes and reporting that defines how we operate financially. The team forms a vital backbone of Dyson – encompassing our inventory, accounts payable and receivable, planning and analysis, and statutory reporting and consolidation. Delivering rapid performance insights and forecasting to help us stay ahead of the competition. And, in an organisation that doesn’t stand still, the team’s work is a growing challenge of ever-evolving numbers.


  • Provide leadership, guidance and training to Payroll Operations team. Work closely with the Payroll team to ensure payrolls are processed timely and accurately through the use of best practices.

  • Responsible for ongoing development of controls surrounding payroll processes.

  • Serve as lead for regional payroll strategies, opportunities and guiding principles.

  • Gate keeper for all enhancements, regulatory changes and routine maintenance activities

  • Ensure compliance with all tax regulations and company policies

  • Manage payroll software platforms and drive optimal utilization of technology,

  • Provide leadership, oversight and support for all audit activities in scope for the SEA Region

  • Research, troubleshoot and respond to a wide range of inquiry/escalations related to payroll and time attendance ensuring best in class customer service is delivered to SEA employees

  • Ensure that appropriate posting to the general ledger and payroll transactions are in compliance

  • Develop and maintain payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures or managing efforts by team to accomplish same

  • Monitor Metrics ensuring proper actions are taken as necessary to address failures with proper root cause analysis and corrective actions

  • Ensure positive collaborative relationships with key business partners in HR,  Legal, Tax and IT

  • Facilitate year-end activities related to payroll ensuring proper financial reporting as well as employee and governmental reporting accuracy and timeliness

  • Good knowledge on project management

  • Good knowledge on expatriate hypothetical tax and work closing with external consultant.


  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of Payroll experience and/or related experience

  • 7-15 years of direct payroll processing experience which includes  3-5 years experience being directly responsible for the management of payroll function

  • Experience processing multi-location and international payrolls ( Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines)

  • Experience or exposure to international payroll processing and global payroll strategy

  • Strong SAP and Orisoft (unifiedPay) skills and background is preferred

  • Experience with in-house, as well as, outsourced payroll models

  • Experience with ex-pat payroll processing

  • Ability to understand and deal with global and regional issues

  • Strong attention to detail, critical thinking and computer skills, organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional management without formal reporting relationships

Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure we offer  competitive salaries, management bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a career at Dyson. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to progress, innovation and realising ambition.

Posted: 10-Nov-2017

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