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Payroll Tax Analyst

General information


Alpharetta - Georgia - USA, Scottsdale - Arizona - USA, USA - USA - Remote


Customer/Technical Support

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Description & Requirements


UKG 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.

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


• 2+ years of Payroll/Employment Tax experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of all areas of employment tax processing (Tax Deposits, Return filing, Tax Notice, Adjustments/Amendments, etc…)
• Track record of subject matter expertise skillset proven over multiple clients varying complexity
• Proven Quarter – End and Year – End proficiency
• Knowledge of jurisdiction guidelines and the ability to interpret and explain employment tax laws
• Strong analytical and technical skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Experience, Education and Certification:
• Bachelor degree in Business, Accounting, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience
• FPC/CPP desired

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of UKGPro
• SQL & BI Cognos Report Creation capabilities
• Customer transition and implementation
• 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

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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