USA Payroll Tax Analyst



7 days ago

Experience +5 years

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Job Description

As part of the HR Services operations team, our Senior Payroll Tax Analyst ensures the accurate, timely review and reconciliation of federal, state/provincial, and local payroll taxes. This includes withholding tax, unemployment tax, and disability insurance tax for a large employer with multiple legal entities across the US and Canada. This position is also responsible for supporting tax audits, agency inquiries, and notices related to payroll taxes and garnishments in addition to responding to and resolving complex associate issues and questions across the region.


General Job Responsibilities

• Resolve complex employee tax questions and issues and ensure the education of the HR services team to triage and respond to simpler questions and issues.

• Research and respond to monthly variances related to payroll and tax accounts.

• Reconcile quarterly and annual payroll tax reports for federal agencies, states, provinces, and other local entities.

• Ensure that annual tax statements and adjustments are posted timely and accurately for employees, including those on international assignments.

• Research and respond to federal, state, provincial, and local tax notices, and support and manage the response for tax audits and jurisdictional inquiries.

• Research required payroll taxes for federal agencies, states, provinces, and local entities and ensure these jurisdictions are updated on time in our on-premises payroll system (SAP) for proper employee and company withholding

• Provide specialist support for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as required.

• Perform other functions related to the position.


Requirements & Skills:

• 5+ years of USA payroll tax and payroll process experience with multi-state, and local payroll tax experience required. A demonstrated understanding of payroll including garnishments, bonus payments, special payments, and payroll taxes for the US (required) and Canada (preferred)

• Advanced English B2+ or C1 90%.

• Experience working with ERP (SAP and ADP Tax).

• Experience with Multi-state/Provincial full-cycle payroll processing, including tax withholding and general ledger entry.

• Strong customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively

• Strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail with experience identifying, evaluating, and supporting process improvements.

• Microsoft Excel at an Intermediate to Advanced skill level for data analysis, forecasting, and reconciliation.

• Bachelor or advanced degree in accounting, finance, taxation, or a related field.

• Experience with Alteryx, Microsoft PowerBI, Power Automate, or other similar desktop-level automation solutions desirable.

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