PAYROLL TAX ACCOUNTANT - 6 MTH CONTRACT PORTLAND
DescriptionIndependently responsible for the filing of Local, State, and Federal Payroll taxes. Maintains compliance with all entities, while conducting continuous in-depth research of tax laws and regulations to ensure Regence remains current in processing monthly, quarterly and annual Payroll taxes. Minimum Job Qualifications and Technical Competencies * BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with four years experience in Payroll; or equivalent combination of education and job related experience. * Knowledge of principles of Payroll tax accounting embodied in the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. * Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of multi state monthly, quarterly and annual Payroll Tax filings. * Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Tax laws. * Knowledge of Lawson payroll system preferred * Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. * Knowledge of mathematical principles to calculate wage and withholding information. * Ability to complete job assignments within strict time frames with minimal supervision. * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. * Ability to think analytically and make sound judgments from analysis. * Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in confidential and sensitive matters. * Performs back-up to Payroll Team. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Completes and files monthly, quarterly and annual reports for tax reporting purposes, including: all W-2 related tasks, census and workers compensation reporting. * Pay?s all State Withholdings within states in which Regence is present. * Responsible for paying Federal and State Taxes for states in which Regence has a presence, in accordance with mandated due dates. * Acts as internal tax subject matter expert. Primary Regence contact with federal, state, and regulatory agencies regarding employee withholdings and employer taxes and reporting. * Contributes to annual external audits. * Files State and Federal Unemployment 940 & 941 forms. * Prepares vouchers and wire transfer requests to fund payroll, 401k contributions, executive deferrals and tax deposits as necessary. * Communicates tax errors, corrections, and items out of the ordinary to individual employees as well as reporting up to management. * Reviews daily, weekly, and monthly reports generated from Lawson. Researches unusual error messages or report data to identify processing errors. * Processes and posts funding of non-qualified deferred compensation payments. * Track ?F1 VISA? on employee pay to insure correct withholdings. * Tests all payroll tax system upgrades and enhancements prior to implementation into production. * Independently process all month end and year end close tasks related to Payroll taxes. * Establish new states for telecommuters, ensuring tax reporting is correct. OTHER JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Provides detailed payroll tax reports as needed
Job Requirements & Worksite Info
22.50 - 24.00
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