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Payroll Tax Analyst

Company: Ferguson
Location: Newport News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description:

This position reports to the Sr. Payroll Manager and is responsible for all activities related to Payroll tax, including compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Responds to questions and special requests from employees and regulatory agencies; researches laws and regulations regarding taxes and payroll withholding procedures; prepares special reports for management.

Responsibilities:

  • Calculates, balances, and reconciles payroll calculations, and resolves calculation errors and discrepancies that pertain to payroll taxes.
  • Audits payroll information for accuracy by using system-generated and ad-hoc reports.
  • Ensures compliance with all taxing authorities.
  • Maintains all tax set ups in Workday.
  • Reviews and processes payroll tax adjustments.
  • Sets up of new tax jurisdictions due to acquisitions or remote associates changing companies or locations.
  • Assists with the investigation of problems reported by taxing agencies.
  • Reviews tax liability account reconciliations to determine proper treatment and prepares the correcting journal entry.
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of all payroll tax returns and filings, and acts as primary liaison between 3rd party vendor and Ferguson.
  • Assists in year-end W-2 processes and reconciliations.
  • Supports complex payroll projects (integrations, acquisitions, etc) and technical upgrades as required.
  • Researches and remains current with payroll tax compliance regulations.
  • Responds to payroll tax inquiries and resolves discrepancies as required. Provides high level customer service and problem resolution for escalated issues.
  • Working with Group Tax, assist in both internal and external audits.
  • Maintain positive relationships with our associates by ensuring processes are in place to manage Ferguson's payroll tax obligations regarding withholding tax (and related matters) in an efficient and effective manner.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance and 2+ years of payroll/tax experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Knowledge of general ledger accounting desired.
    • Experience with federal, state and local payroll taxes for a single large employer or multi-employer in multiple states required.
    • Knowledge of payroll processes and procedures including pay calculations, tax geographical location taxation rules.
    • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) credential preferred.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with above average proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy with quantitative and qualitative data.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Written and verbal communication skills able to articulate complex subject matter effectively.
    • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills needed in order to multi-task, prioritize assignments and meet tight deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently under general supervision and collaborate as part of a team.
    • Experience with Workday Payroll is preferred.

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      The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

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