Associate Principal, Regional Payroll Operations, APAC

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

The Global Payroll team is expanding and we are looking for an Associate Principal, Regional Payroll Operations, APAC to support our growth in the region.  Reporting to the Manager, International Payroll Operations, the ideal candidate will be responsible for owning the payroll processing within APAC, has outstanding attention to detail and enjoys working in a challenging, fast–paced and high-growth.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with our third party payroll providers and internal stakeholders to process and support the monthly payroll for International employees
  • Verify data from HR and third party systems
  • Ensure payroll is approved in accordance with pre-agreed deadlines
  • Ensure that all payroll processing related controls, corporate policy and statutory requirements are adhered to
  • Participate in the overall coordination and development of the payroll services
  • Contribute to internal projects as required
  • Ensure General Ledger postings accurately reflect monthly payroll and assist with balance sheet reconciliation queries
  • Identify process improvements to ensure payroll meets its performance requirements in an efficient manner
  • Support the wider Accounting, Finance, Tax, HR and Legal teams in ad hoc projects as required
  • Contribute to a culture of best-in-class and continuous improvement within the payroll team to drive process efficiency and optimisation



  • Preferable to have 8+ years’ experience in a payroll department
  • Previous experience of processing APAC payroll is essential; previous experience of processing LATAM EMEA payrolls a bonus
  • Previous experience with China payroll and also with China SAFE for RSU’s
  • Experience with year-end reporting for RSU & ESPP
  • Recognised Payroll Qualification
  • Self-motivated with enthusiasm for change
  • Ability to balance multiple request and workloads while prioritizing and meeting key deadlines
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of departments, third parties and subject matter experts
  • Ability to own responsibilities and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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