Payroll Tax Analyst

  • Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Tax
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
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Position Summary:  Under direct supervision of the Controller, the Payroll Tax Specialist is responsible for providing effective day-to-day management of  payroll tax process (ASO and PEO) for all new clients. This includes but is not limited to registering new clients, closing non-required tax accounts, walking the client through the tax process, reconciling tax amounts from the previous tax provider, and preparing required tax filings.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work with the implementation team on getting all new clients implemented in our system.
  • Consulting all new clients on the tax process, obtaining POA’s, and reconciling prior amounts that are being imported into our system.
  • Submission of timely, accurate tax deposits and reports, and remain in compliance with all employment tax laws.
  • Interacts with various federal, state, and local taxing agencies regarding compliance with regulatory guidelines as well as resolving issues.
  • Ensures accurate payment and general ledger coding of all check or ACH payments for state unemployment taxes and all client accounts in states requiring client level reporting.
  • Prepares all returns for federal income tax, state income tax, state unemployment tax, and various local taxes for new clients.
  • Verifies tax reports and payments from MasterTax program reconcile with payroll software.
  • Works with service teams to ensure proper reporting of terminated clients.
  • Assist other members of the tax team on month-end and year-end filing.
  • Process necessary employee tax adjustments in payroll software including third party sick pay, etc.
  • Regularly audit payroll software tax set-ups for accuracy.
  • Assist in creating SOP and efficiencies within the tax team.
  • Take a proactive consultative approach to educate other functional areas on tax set-ups and upcoming tax regulation changes.