Temp Payroll Tax Analyst I

Ultimate Software is currently seeking a Payroll Tax Analyst who will be responsible for analyzing and balancing our customer’s payroll tax liability with. This individual will also be responsible for resolving prior period variances and ensuring that the client Year-To Date information is accurate and balanced on a continuous basis. The qualified candidate will have strong customer service, payroll, payroll tax filing, SQL, & BI Cognos Reporting experience. This position will demand strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and problem-solving expertise.

Here at Ultimate Software, we truly put our people first. We strongly believe in teamwork, and we encourage and trust our people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. Ultimate is ranked #1 on Fortune's “Best Places to Work in Technology” for 2018 and #3 on the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2018. Ultimate is also ranked #1 on the Fortune’s “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” for 2018 and #3 on its "Best Workplaces for Diversity” list for 2017.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform quarterly reconciliation and data analysis between tax liability W2/W3/T4/T4a/Rl1
  • Reconcile payroll taxes at the employee level
  • Tax Adjustment & Amendment knowledge
  • Perform tasks and reporting by SQL & BI Cognos
  • Play a lead role in Year-End processing for accurate W2, T4 & RL1
  • Communicate directly with tax jurisdictions as well as internal/external customers regarding tax inquiries
  • Research and resolve tax notices
  • Ensure that all tax related updates are fully tested and implemented in the payroll system
  • Perform internal audits as requested
  • Identify and resolve issues as well as drive change for related improvements
  • Operational subject matter expert and trainer
Required Qualifications:

(Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

(Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all areas of employment tax processing (Tax Deposits, Return filing, Tax Notice, Adjustments/Amendments, etc…)
  • Customer transition and implementation
  • Track record of subject matter expertise skillset proven over multiple clients varying complexity
  • Proven Quarter – End and Year – End proficiency
  • Proven track record of client stabilization
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies on payroll taxation related inquiries
  • Knowledge of jurisdiction guidelines and the ability to interpret and explain employment tax laws
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Ultipro
  • SQL & BI Cognos Report Creation capabilities
  • Inpat/Expat tax and/or payroll processing
  • Research and resolve tax items within a GL
  • Tax Filing experience with Mergers & Acquisitions, Successor/Predecessor, Common Pay Master, and Common Pay Agent
  • 3rd Party tax filing experience
Interpersonal Skills:

  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision while maintaining organization
  • Quickly absorb, process, and apply knowledge to appropriately meet requirements
  • Detail oriented and poses a high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrated customer service and data entry skills
  • Effectively deal with the diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
  • Communicate orally and in writing
  • Work independently as a member of a team
  • Manage multiple projects and fluctuating workload
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information
Education Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Accounting, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • FPC/CPP desired
Physical Requirements:

  • No unique physical demands are required for this job.
Travel Requirements:

  • None


This job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Ultimate Software will reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other appropriate statutes.


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