Payroll Tax Specialist

Allegis Group
Hanover, MD
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Job Summary: The Payroll Tax Specialist works in our corporate Payroll Department for Allegis Group. Under direct supervision, prepares federal, state, and local unemployment and withholding tax forms and filings. Responsibilities Essential Functions: Prepares corporate payroll tax forms such as, but not limited to, 941, 940, state unemployment, state and local withholding tax. Prepares timely and accurate filings based on jurisdiction requirements. Prepares amended returns, processes refund checks, reviews and processes outstanding checks within established timeframes. Commands tax payments using a variety of methods and websites. Responds timely and accurately to correspondence received. Must demonstrate general knowledge and application of tax regulations and tax accounting principles, concepts, standards, and practices, with the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones. Conscientiously maintains, analyzes, updates and develops various electronic and hard copy records. Utilizes and develops a basic understanding of various tax programs and software such as, but not limited to; MasterTax, PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Office Suite. Educates and trains, when appropriate, corporate, payroll, and field personnel in tax related issues. Research and comply with all related Federal, State and Local tax regulations. Partners with financial teams to resolve discrepancies with payroll accruals, tax payments and tracking of expected refunds. Works with confidential matters. Works closely and cohesively with team members to support the timely and accurate processing of all above listed job duties Qualifications Minimum Education and/or Experience: Associates Degree of 2+ years of related experience is required. Payroll Tax filing or a background in basic Accounting, Payroll, or other tax experience is preferred. Should be familiar with tax compliance as it relates to payroll records to ensure compliance and a high level or quality control. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. PeopleSoft and/or MasterTax software is preferred. Skills/Abilities: Payroll Tax Specialists are expected to develop a working knowledge of, and recommend improvements on, work processes and procedures. Ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting completing deadlines. Excellent time management and organizational skills are a must. Must possess solid interpersonal skills to effectively communicate ideas and relevant information, both in writing and orally, to effectively represent the department as a subject matter expert. Special Requirements of the Job Overtime required during busy season and as needed. Core Competencies: Build relationships Develop people Lead change Inspire Others Think critically Communicate clearly Create accountability