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Boston, Massachusetts
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Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2-4 Years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Payroll Tax Specialist


Northeastern University


Payroll Tax Specialist


Requisition Number: STFR004195


Division/College: Human Resources Management


Location: Boston Main Campus


Full-time/Part-time: Full Time




The Payroll Tax Specialist ensures compliance on payroll tax laws and regulations. Regularly processes journal entries for Accounting for Non-US payrolls. Engage in processing, analyzing and reconciling payroll tax activities and serve as liaison both within and outside the organization on payroll tax matters. Additional responsibilities include weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual audits for quality control and data integrity; social security number compliance; outbound interfaces to tax vendor; salary encumbrance inquiries and payroll processing support when needed. Serves as secondary backup for all payroll frequencies. Oversees and insures compliance for all wage garnishments. Responsible for related business process documentation impacting the Payroll tax function, as directed. Serves on project teams related to Banner HR implementation and upgrades, user acceptance, and parallel testing. Brings experience, shares ideas, and participates in all “process improvement initiatives”. As a member of the HR/Payroll Service Center, the incumbent provides excellent Customer Service and is committed to Advancing the Customer Experience.




Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting strongly preferred; CPP preferred with minimum 2 years of Payroll or Accounting experience. Knowledge of Banner HR a plus and advanced MS office applications required. Experience with IRS reporting and withholding rules related to international students and non-resident aliens as well as Windstar Tax Navigator or related software is preferred. Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with Service Center customers and staff as well as external contacts; work under limited supervision; effectively prioritize work, among conflicting demands to meet deadlines. Customer service orientation is required.


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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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