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HR Generalist – Payroll

  • Job reference: ATK003776
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Singapore
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical projects.  
Our skills include the expansive area of Architecture and Interior Design for which we are looking for candidates to join our design studios who are excited about working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
Our portfolio comprises a broad range of project types, including hospitality, office, commercial, transport, residential, retail and regeneration and civic projects. Ranging from small heritage buildings to massive complex mixed-use projects and large scale master plans.

HR Generalist – Payroll
Partnering with the HR Business Partners, Operations and Finance team, the HR Operations team manages the efficient administration of HR and Payroll services for all our Concepts; ensuring our operations and policies are aligned to statutory and regulatory requirements, and support the Company’s strategic goals and business objectives.
The HR Generalist - Payroll is the first point of contact for queries and transactions on all day-to-day HR matters in the course of business operations, processes, and HR applications from line managers and employees.
S/he is responsible for providing superior HR services and resolving HR enquiries from our internal customers -employees and management alike - and supporting the communication of HR programs and streamlining of processes across the Group.
Key Responsibilities:
HR and Payroll Operations
  • Perform full spectrum of monthly payroll computation and processing for all employees including foreign entities with approximately 200 headcount
  • Ensure that all payroll payments are in accordance with regulatory guidelines and work closely with relevant parties to ensure timely payment of salaries
  • Responsible for preparing monthly payroll reports and salary reconciliation
  • Responsible for processing yearly income tax and managing leavers’ settlement including but not limited to preparing employees’ IR21, IR8A, IR8S and Appendices; handle annual Auto-Inclusion of employees’ income information to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
  • Handle tax clearance matters for foreign employee leaving the company
  • Ensure all work pass applications are timely applied and renewed
  • Responsible for input of employee data in HR system and administration of leave records
  • Respond professionally and efficiently to enquiries from internal stakeholders, – employees, managers etc – on HR services such as payroll, leave, benefits, etc
  • Organize, update and maintain employees’ data in HR systems, trackers and process HR transactional matters (e.g. mass HR data change, leave/absence management, employees certification etc)
  • Support development and implementation of HR policies, procedures, standard letter templates, forms and tools.
  • Review and maintain an updated HR database; a common repository for standard operating procedures (SOPs) for internal HR and Payroll Services across the employee lifecycle from onboarding through to off-boarding such as letter templates, forms and tools to promote operational consistency and meet set HR Services and Payroll Service Level standards
  • Make suitable recommendations to streamline and re-engineer daily, monthly payroll operations, report formats, checklist, payroll calendars to match industry best practices and service level standards
  • Ensure HR transactions are carried out according to policies, procedures and approval flows, within prescribed timelines as well as managing confidential data in a professional manner and according to statutory regulations
  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts through work simplification, system enhancement projects and ad hoc initiatives etc. to achieve better efficiency and enhancement of internal customer experience
We are looking for someone who is:
  • Well-versed in HR and Payroll Operations with a minimum of 4 years’ experience
  • Possess sound working knowledge of local HR legislations and regulations, CPF & IRAS statutory requirements
  • Expert user in Microsoft Excel (V-lookup, Pivot table etc), Power Point, Word and/or payroll software.
  • Must be able to handle high level of confidential information regarding employees with sensitivity
  • A team player who has excellent interpersonal, problem solving and process-thinking skills
  • Articulate and communicates well in both verbal and written form
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with a sense of urgency and the ability to multi-task and work under pressure and be able to deliver exceptional results in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities; comfortable with multiple daily responsibilities and managing change where required with a positive attitude.



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