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Payroll Tax Specialist

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Calista Corporation



The Payroll Tax Specialist will be responsible for the preparation of various payroll tax payments and returns while handling federal, state, and local payroll tax compliance, correspondence, and research.


* Research laws and regulations regarding payroll withholding procedures.

* Maintain current knowledge of payroll tax laws affecting company/employees.

* Ensure accuracy of tax tables in accounting system.

* Respond to and resolve payroll tax questions.

* Respond to and resolve discrepancy notices issued by tax authorities.

* Coordinate with State and Local Tax Manager to setup new payroll tax accounts with the applicable agencies.

* Process payroll tax payments and tax returns.

* Ensure payroll tax payments are appropriately coded and posted through Accounts Payable.

* Reconcile payroll tax accounts.

* Verify data for accuracy to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, including organizational policies and procedures.

* Assist with payroll tax projects and processes.

* Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

* Perform other duties as directed.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


* Working knowledge and experience submitting payroll tax payments to the IRS and other tax authorities.

* Working knowledge and experience processing and reconciling payroll tax returns with multiple tax states and localities.

* Skill in preparing, interpreting, and using financial reports generated from accounting records and other source data.

* Skill in professional written and verbal communication.

* Skill in computerized accounting systems and knowledge of company-specific software.

* Proficiency in standard computer software, application programs, and e-mail.

* Ability to organize duties and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

* Ability to work with concentration, accuracy, and attention to detail.


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a discipline of Accounting, Finance, or Business

* Three year's work experience in multi-state, large volume payroll processing, including payroll tax filing.

* Five years progressive work experience will be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree.

* FCP or CPP Certification highly preferred.

* Knowledge of federal & state laws related to payroll and payroll tax compliance.

* Ability to pass a drug, background, reference, and credit check.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and to spouses of Calista shareholders, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g).


Additionally, it is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.


It is Calista and Subsidiaries' business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.

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