Payroll Services has an opportunity for a person who is organized, thorough, detail-oriented, and able to research and implement payroll tax regulations to serve as its Multistate Payroll Tax Accountant. This person will manage state tax withholding and reporting compliance for employees working in states and US Commonwealths (i.e., Puerto Rico) other than North Carolina, including locality taxes, unemployment insurance and other payroll tax withholdings (i.e., State Disability Insurance). Currently, employees are active in over 50 jurisdictions (states and localities).
The Multistate Tax Accountant is responsible for compiling and submitting monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of employee taxable wages; tax withholding and payments of varying frequencies; state unemployment insurance returns and payments; and state W-2 files annually. This role also maintains multistate employee and company tax profile information in the payroll system and oversees multistate tax data during payroll processing.
The Multistate Tax Accountant will act as a subject matter expert concerning multistate taxation for the Payroll Services unit and will provide guidance to university departments and employees. The person in this role will be tasked with researching regulations, making recommendations based on research, and maintaining details associated with implementing multistate payroll tax regulations. The position will review and validate PeopleSoft payroll system set up and configuration as well as implementation of tax changes. The position will also assist and serve as back up to the Payroll Tax Accountant as well as provide occasional support to the Nonresident Alien Tax Accountant.
The person who will do well in this role will be someone who can maintain high level of data integrity and accuracy, as well as be able to manage multiple deadlines. While this role has benefit of being on a tax team, the daily work is highly independent and largely self-managed. The work in this role is steady and regular, however this role also offers opportunities to refine or develop processes and collaborate on occasional tax projects. Work outside normal business hours is rarely needed, providing great work-life balance in this role. Someone who enjoys tax work, is a self-starter, keeps organized records and files, and can think full picture tax compliance will find this role a good match.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate’s degree in accounting; or Associate’s degree in business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The successful candidate will be detail oriented, an effective communicator, able to accurately manage and meet multiple reporting deadlines, and able to research tax questions.
The ideal candidate would have two years or more of experience in multistate taxation, payroll tax, with PeopleSoft HCM, and / or producing a large payroll.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 157932
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