International Payroll and Tax Specialist (Washington, DC)
compensation: commensurate with experience employment type: full-time
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International Payroll and Tax Specialist - for prominent law firm in Washington, DC.
Interviews will be remote and all work remote during COVID shutdown.
This position is responsible for payroll processes firmwide.
This position is the main contact for employees and external vendors regarding payroll issues, and coordinates HR to coordinate changes relating to payroll. Candidate will work closely with domestic tax reporting vendor regarding accuracy of payroll tax deposits and filings.
***Candidate must have at least 3-5 years of global payroll experience,
Duties for this position:
Work with HR regarding in-house ERP system ensuring necessary changes are included for payroll processing.
Main point of contact for employee questions regarding payroll in all offices outside of the U.S
Research proper taxation of employer paid benefits and country specific payroll tax laws.
Assist in creating/maintaining SOP/Checklists; ensure policies and procedures are being adhered to - keep written procedures updated.
Follow, and audit process controls ensuring data integrity/minimizing errors.
Research payroll discrepancies and employee payroll issues; perform audits of payroll reports prior to final transmission and validate confirmed final reports.
Load imported files received from various vendors, research and email appropriate audience of any file issues or discrepancies.
Provide general ledger data to Accounting and assist in payroll GL account reconciliations where applicable.
Work with federal, state, and local tax agencies to ensure filing compliance; respond to notices and maintain good account standing.
Create practices to minimize risk regarding payroll tax compliance; domestically and abroad.
Work closely with tax compliance vendor ensuring data integrity of information
Remain versed in all relevant systems and portals regarding payroll processing.
Bachelor’s degree preferred, must have at least 3-5 years of global payroll experience, understanding of payroll processes and state, local, and international laws pertaining to payroll administration, payroll certification and training strongly preferred. Mid-large law firm or professional services experience ideal. Prior experience working with Workday, ADP, and/or Safeguard is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Attention to detail and strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills Successful experience working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. Discretion, and experience dealing with highly confidential information. Outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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