Analyst, Payroll Tax

US-IL-Chicago
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-46755
Category
Human Resources

Overview

The Payroll Tax Analyst is a critical member of Tribune Media’s payroll team. They will be responsible for executing payroll tax related activities including payroll processing, tax processing, agency notice resolution and serve as a consultant to colleagues and employees on payroll related inquiries.

Responsibilities

  • Perform all activities necessary to ensure payroll tax compliance including maintaining related records, filing tax reports, tax reconciliation and agency notice resolution.
  • Reconcile monthly, quarterly and year-end payroll taxes and related tax filing reports including 941s, W2s, etc.
  • In conjunction with Payroll Tax Service Provider ensure accuracy and timeliness of federal, multi-state and multi-jurisdiction withholding tax payments, deposits and tax returns.
  • Verify service provider’s tax deposits are in balance with payroll reports.
  • Audit and reconcile quarterly wages and tax to quarterly tax reports filed by service provider.
  • Process payroll tax adjustments to correct/update employee and employer taxes for accurate reporting on employees’ W2s, prepare W2Cs and related amendments.
  • Research, analyze and resolve payroll related tax notices and inquiries.
  • Analyze payroll and tax data resulting in preparation and filing of amended tax returns
  • Document and update procedures, and preparing special reports for management.
  • Keep current of all payroll tax related changes and ensure such changes are called to the attention of Payroll Management.
  • Execute the monthly and quarterly close process related to payroll tax filings in collaboration with service provider and functional leads.
  • Prepare support documentation for the quarterly and year-end audits ensuring statutory compliance.
  • Complete analyses that support management reports, KPI’s and audit schedules.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external customers to achieve business results.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify and develop process improvements.
  • Execute ad hoc projects as directed by senior management.
  • Impeccable character and record, with a willingness to undergo a thorough background and credit check

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field (e.g., accounting, finance, math/engineering/science, etc.)
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred
  • 4+ years of payroll and payroll tax experience, preferably in a large company with multi-state taxation and unionized employment
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local tax and labor laws and reporting requirements.
  • Must have strong knowledge of tax reporting in all states and locals including Ohio, New York, New Jersey, etc.
  • Experience with benefits regulations and rules
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Comfort with enterprise systems and data management. Comfortable working with IT professionals on system interface issues. Experience with Workday would be a plus.  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, and Power Point

  

ABOUT TRIBUNE MEDIA: Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in 72 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including the websites Zap2it and TVByTheNumbers, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices.  Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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