Payroll Tax Analyst II

Bloomington, MN
Nov 10, 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Payroll Tax Analyst is an integral member of the HR organization with a key role in the delivery of high quality customer service to business leaders, managers, and employees, as well as the HR community.

They will partner with Finance and Payroll to ensure compliance of all federal, state, and local payroll tax laws and regulations for a US multi-company and multi-state payroll.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Profitable Growth 10%

    • Focus on continuous improvement, best practices, and standardization

  • Driving Productivity Operational Excellence 80%

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate review and approval of all multi-state payroll tax liabilities

  • Partner with ADP to ensure accurate and timely tax filing, payment and YE processing ensuring all federal and state, local tax withholdings, unemployment tax, and W-2s are accurate and submitted timely

  • Review Workday tax data and address payroll tax reporting discrepancies in a timely manner

  • Perform general ledger reconciliations

  • Ensure that all unemployment rates are correct and up to date

  • Understand and stay current on federal and state tax requirements to ensure compliance.

  • Manage / support internal or external payroll tax related audits

  • Support the end to end processing of US weekly and biweekly payroll by ensuring employees are set up in the correct taxing authority.

  • Responsible for the end to end processing and reporting of stock exercises, vesting and relocation entries

  • Tier II support for customer tax and YE inquiries

  • Test system payroll / tax enhancements

  • Create / update all tax related process documentation

  • Provide payroll related reports e.g. tax credits, workers compensation etc.

  • Provide needed payroll and payroll related file support for annual audits e.g. retirement plans

  • Back up Payroll Lead with the management and processing of employee legal deductions e.g. garnishments, child support orders

  • Ensure tax withholdings are filed timely for all off cycle payrolls

  • Create and run audit reports

  • Responsible to maintain Federal Lock Letters

  • Work with Finance to ensure the accurate submittal of 1099s for decease employees

  • Partner with Finance on all workers compensation reporting requirements

  • Canada payroll processing back-up and year-end filings (RL-1 Summary, Ontario EHT, T2200 forms, etc)

  • Review acquisition activity, set up new state withholding, unemployment and local tax accounts as needed

  • Partner with HR Talent to get required documents for international employees/interns, and ensure correct tax set up

  • Partner with Finance Global Tax to process foreign entries and/or tax adjustments

  • Partner with Element Fleet Management vendor to include imputed income for employees with a car lease.

Empowering People 10%

  • Mentor and keep the Payroll processing team current in the federal, state, and local tax laws.


  • Experience:

    • 3+ years of Payroll tax experience

    • CPP certification strongly preferred

    • Workday experience preferred

    • ADP Smart Compliance experience preferred

  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree Human Resources, Business, Finance, or related field is preferred

  • Competencies & Skills

    • Working knowledge of payroll processes

    • Technical skills in Microsoft based applications

    • Organized and able to perform tasks with attention to detail

    • Ability to present and write information in a clear and effective manner

    • Continuous Improvement

    • Good interpersonal skills – team player attitude

    • High integrity, sound judgement and discretion regarding the handling of confidential information.

    • Ability to work effectively under pressure while maintaining a professional manner

    • Strong aptitude and solid analytical skills

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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