Payroll Services is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Payroll Tax Accountant to fill a critical role within the Payroll Services unit. This position within the Payroll Services unit is responsible for oversight and processing of all payroll tax withholding, remittance, and reporting related to personnel payments. The position is responsible for preparing all accounting reports, deposits, and reconciling FICA, federal, North Carolina state and other state withholdings, and for wiring direct deposits. The position also reconciles Employment Security Commission (ESC) quarterly reports, 941 quarterly reports, and N.C. Department of Revenue quarterly reports; oversees W-2s creation process; creates W2cs, and coordinates on 1042s; and oversees multi-state taxation process. This position advises leadership in matters of personnel tax or coordinates with appropriate University or external professionals and provides leadership for payroll tax matters.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate’s degree in accounting; or Associate’s degree in business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
-Sound understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and personnel tax principles.
-Ability to quickly assemble and analyze large amount of employment related tax data.
-Ability to communicate in an easily understood manner, highly complicated and inter-related employment related tax concepts.
-Ability to meet multiple and conflicting deadlines in a very deadline driven environment.
-Ability to foster productive relationships with external tax authority/agencies, including the IRS, Social Security Administration, NC Department or Revenue and NC Employment Security Commission.
Three (3) to five (5) years experience of employment tax compliance for a multi-state employer employing 500+ employees. Three (3) to (5) years experience working with major HR/Payroll ERP system like PeopleSoft, SAP, Banner, Lawson, etc.
Prefer payroll accounting experience.
Prefer knowledge of established state government and University budgeting practices and procedures; knowledge and ability to interpret and apply tax regulations, both IRS and NC Department of Revenue policies. Prefer knowledge of UNC-Chapel Hill policies and procedures; ability to compile, monitor, examine, and audit complex accounts, such as journal entries, and experience collecting data and assessing payroll accounting programs. Prefer experience working closely with campus departments to provide knowledge and understanding of account practices when balancing accounts.
Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a str...ong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.
UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education.
Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina’s 292,500 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 150 countries
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