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HR Specialist (Compensation & Payroll)



Accounting & Finance, People & HR
Manila, Philippines
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard-earned money home. Today, we are proud to have served millions of customers globally with Remitly and our newly launched Passbook app to provide immigrants access to banking. We strive daily to meet our promise to our customers by building peace of mind in everything we do.

About the Role:

Remitly is looking for a seasoned HR Specialist to manage end-to-end payroll. You will be responsible for the effective and efficient administration of employees’ timekeeping, payroll and compensation with alignment to local employment laws and other regulatory compliance.

The HR Specialist will be based in Mandaluyong City, Philippines reporting directly to the Head of Human Resources in Remitly’s Regional Office in the Philippines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accuracy, integrity, and confidentiality of all employee and compensation/benefits data.

  • Support new hire onboarding which includes payroll orientation for new hires and facilitation of payroll bank account opening.

  • Act as the timekeeping and payroll SME.

  • Process timesheet including adjustments on all attendance related activities impacting employee’s payroll.

  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of employee payrolls in accordance to published payroll calendar including bank files generation.

  • Secure timely approval of payroll and bank files from Head of HR and Finance Lead

  • Prepare a monthly payroll report with a data driven analysis to understand employee’s timekeeping and payroll opportunities and recommend corrective action plans.

  • Establish compassionate partnership with employees and leadership teams to manage attendance and payroll disputes, if applicable.

  • Monitor and process employee's company and government statutory requirements.

  • Facilitate onboarding and offboarding to/from the timekeeping and payroll system.

  • Process all final pay-related activities which may include but not limited to computation of salaries, other payables, deductions of the separated employee, and release of final pay packets.

  • Partner with the Finance Team on the reporting requirements as mandated by local statutory agencies (SSS, HDMF, PHIC, and BIR) including the timely posting of payments/remittances monthly and annually

  • Reconcile employee’s year-to-date or annual income in compliance with established BIR regulations including timely submission of required income tax reports.

  • Liaise with banks and government offices on payroll-related matters

  • Continuously improve established policies and practices related to timekeeping and payroll in compliance with mandated local employment laws

  • Perform ad-hoc tasks, as needed

Job Qualifications:

  • At least 3+ years HR experience specifically compensation and benefits/payroll.

  • A high level of confidentiality.

  • A data-driven and analytical approach.

  • Demonstrated strength in regulatory compliance.

  • A strong sense of urgency and sound judgment.

  • Has initiative and resourcefulness in meeting set deadlines

  • In-depth knowledge in HR best practices and local labor laws.

  • Alignment with Remitly’s mission, vision, and cultural values.

  • Be amenable to work onsite and demonstrate flexibility to work on a shifting schedule.

  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite

  • WD employee data/payroll/benefits management experience is a plus

  • Experience in managing ticketing systems

Who we are:

Remitly is a group of passionate people working to make international payments easier and more transparent on both the web and mobile devices. We are seeking team members to join us that want to make a difference and change an industry. We pride ourselves on aiming high and delivering results, data being at the heart of everything we do, and encouraging our team to own business decisions and outcomes. Sound like the place for you? Join us.

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Remitly are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.