Tax Specialist at Paylocity

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The Tax Department is relied upon by all facets of the organization including sales, new client implementation, client support and finance. The Tax Filing Service is responsible for Tax Deposits exceeding $40 billion annually and filing 800,000 tax returns.  The Tax Compliance Team is primarily responsible for balancing the Payroll system to the Tax System and reconciling variances for new and existing customers. The Tax Specialist II will identify and communicate notice trends for notice prevention while still maintaining designated quota for notice closure. They will demonstrate ability to foresee and correct future issues relating to the root cause of the notice before becoming an issue. In addition, Recognize and establish cause for penalty abatements, drafting and monitoring effective abatement requests.  

 

What you'll do:

• Efficiently be able to prepare and file timely tax returns on the behalf of our customers. 

• Effectively be able to handle day to day operations without direct supervision. 

• Professionally communicate tax filing issues to clients without direct oversight. 

• Independently research new agency tax filing requirements and be able to effectively communicate the impact on Paylocity to management. 

• Collaborate with other teams in the tax department to strengthen processes and deliverables 

• Review and draft detailed procedural documents for team processes 

• Above average understanding of internal tax department processes 

• Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills 

• Above average knowledge of all operating systems, including Master Tax and Web Pay

• Keep up-to-date on latest developments as they affect tax regulations and policies.

• Build and maintain working relationships with state and local agencies. 

• Handle escalated issues and be able to provide timely response. 

• Independently seek out new opportunities to improve the overall quality of filings on our client’s behalf. 

 

What you bring: 

 

• Minimum two to five years’ experience in Payroll 

• Minimum two to five years’ experience in tax or a related field

• Experience with Enterprise Employment Tax Software Tools

• Payroll service bureau experience desired

• Thorough knowledge of federal and state payroll tax laws

• Ability to research and understand payroll tax filings 

• Certified Payroll Professional preferred or significant progress toward certification desired

• Experience with multiple government agencies and ability to understand complex regulatory language

• Intermediate to Advanced Excel skill desired

• Strong communication skills and problem-solving ability 

• High level of integrity

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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