Senior Accounting and Tax Specialist - Tufts Support Services - (21001299)
The Support Services organization at Tufts University delivers administrative services to schools and central units across the university's three campuses. Administrative activities that are common across the many central divisions and schools have been consolidated, allowing highly qualified teams to provide exemplary administrative support to faculty and staff. Comprising administrative support for transactional tasks in payroll, benefits administration and finance, support services is customer-focused and strives for continuous improvement and high customer satisfaction.
Under the direction of the Manager, Payroll and Benefits Administration, the Senior Accounting and Tax Specialist provides operational oversight of Tier 2 payroll and tax accountants, coordinates service delivery to assigned customer groups, and serves as a resource to research and resolve more complex Tier 2 inquiries. The Senior Specialist ensures adherence to federal and state regulations and laws, and university policies and procedures, and plans and conducts financial, operational and compliance audits to ensure compliant planning, accounting, custodial and control activities.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
5 - 7 years related experience in finance and/or accounting, payroll tax withholding and reporting.
Expertise in Payroll/Financial systems, and process analysis and control assessment.
Sound compliance skills and a solid understanding of GAAP.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent customer service orientation and strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Able to prioritize, meet deadlines, problem-solve and research thoroughly, contribute to peer learning and collaborate in a team environment.
Degree in Finance or Accounting.
Experience with PeopleSoft Payroll and Financials.
Experience with Windstar Tax Navigator.
Work experience in higher education.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Finance and Accounting
Organization: Tufts Support Services
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 6, 2021, 7:24:30 PM
Internal Number: 21001299
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.