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Alight Payroll Tax Analyst - Virtual in Georgia, Georgia

Our story

At Alight, we believe a company’s success starts with its people. At our core, we Champion People, help our colleagues Grow with Purpose and true to our name we encourage colleagues to “Be Alight.”

It’s why we’re so driven to connect passion with purpose. Our team’s expertise in human insights and cloud technology, gives companies and employees around the world the ability to power confident decisions, for life.

With a comprehensive total rewards package, continuing education and training, and tremendous potential with a growing global organization, Alight is the perfect place to put your passion to work.

Join our team if you Champion People, want to Grow with Purpose through acting with integrity and if you embody the meaning of Be Alight.

Learn more at careers.alight.com

The Payroll Tax Analyst position serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and escalation point for all payroll tax-related activities for their assigned client(s) and non-assigned clients, as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Year-end project activities including testing, W2 balancing, file validation, and release

  • Processing of W-2 Corrections and Reissues

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for all tax-related project activity for assigned client(s)

  • Perform User Acceptance Testing for tax updates and system enhancements

  • Participate in tax related testing and validation during client implementation projects

  • Research and respond to complex payroll tax questions received internally or from client

  • Manage service escalations from internal and external clients

  • Manage special projects required or needed to support client ongoing delivery

  • Provide reports to clients and account team as required

  • Proactively look for resolution of potential service delivery issues

  • Help identify and implement ideas for improving processes and methodologies

  • Work with internal teams to ensure continuity of service delivery

  • Lead adherence to standard practices and client contractual commitments

  • Participate in cross-departmental initiatives to ensure proper consideration and action of regulatory and tax-impacting changes

  • Train team associates and act as Subject Matter Expert

  • Provide work direction to support resources and validate results

  • Monitor daily workflow of client team and ensure completion of activities

  • Daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliations activities as needed

  • Employee tax panel setups and audits

  • Periodic auditing of client specific tax programs and tables

  • Preparation of periodic and amendment reporting

  • Other duties, as assigned by your immediate supervisor and/or manager

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years related experience in 1000+ employee, US multi-state, multi-FEIN payroll tax administration

  • 3+ years related experience in payroll outsourcing role

  • 2+ years of SAP/ECP Experience

  • Ability to calculate payroll tax withholdings

  • SME in federal, state, local payroll tax and reporting requirements

  • Experience engaging with federal, state, territory and local tax agencies for POA requirements, reporting/payment requirements and changes, notice resolution, and penalty abatement

  • Client management expertise

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and set expectations for internal partners with competing priorities, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization

  • Ability to work will with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Skills in MS Excel to include V-Lookup, Pivot Tables, Macros

  • Advanced analytical and problem solving

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • FPC or CPP Certification

  • 3+ years of Canadian payroll tax/YE experience a plus!

  • MS Access experience

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Alight believes diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. And we’re committed to enabling an inclusive culture of belonging that engages all colleagues and grows the diversity of our talent to proudly represent the clients and communities we serve .

As an affirmative action employer, we adhere to the principles of equal employment opportunity in the workplace as defined in our diversity policy statement.

Diversity Policy Statement

Alight does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

Authorization to work in the Employing Country

Applicants for employment in the country in which they are applying ( Employing Country ) must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the Employing Country and with Alight.

Note, this job description does not restrict management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

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We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

DISCLAIMER:

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

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