Payroll Tax Analyst I

Kforce Finance and Accounting
San Diego, California, USA
May 04, 2021
May 12, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Kforce has a client that is seeking a Payroll Tax Analyst I in San Diego, CA. Summary: The Payroll Tax Analyst I is responsible for assisting the Payroll Tax Manager with the oversight/governance of the US employment tax portfolio within the Global Payroll organization, and requires independent thinking and actions in handling the employment tax analysis. This role is also responsible for proactive collaboration with customers and key internal and external business partners. The individual must be able to creatively think of ways to connect and combine large volumes of data from a variety of sources, interact, filter and mine data to share insights and ensure a compliant payroll. Knowledge of labor and employment tax regulations, Federal and State Tax legislations, and the ability to process tax adjustments, W-2s, and W-2Cs is critical. The candidate must be able to handle ambiguity, be self-motivated to figure out the total picture, and propose resolutions or make appropriate decisions. Responsibilities:
  • Verify compliance with government payroll/tax requirements; stay current with changes in the law; Implement/audit current processes to ensure compliance
  • Assist with daily/monthly/quarterly wage reconciliations and tax filing requirements, including year-end reporting, W-2s, W-2Cs and amendments
  • Research, determine root cause, and resolve incoming tax notices from various agencies
  • Perform audits of data prior to payroll completion and follow all established controls
  • Complete post payroll audits and reporting, prepare metrics and track errors using technology and reporting tools
  • Determine process improvement actions, work with system integrations, and develop plans to implement those actions with an end-to-end mindset

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's preferred; CPP/FPC certification a plus
  • Minimum of three (3) years of payroll employment tax experience; combination of public and private preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to hold information confidential with excellent judgment
  • Solid understanding of payroll knowledge and principles
  • Understanding of payroll processing within a shared services environment
  • Solid time management skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to learn processes quickly for more efficient and effective results
  • Ability to shift gears comfortably in an evolving environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot payroll processing issues, run and analyze reports
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, flexibility, and a willingness to learn new things
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently under pressure
  • Advanced Excel level, proficient with all other Office applications
  • Experience with Workday and ADP systems highly preferred
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.