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Senior Specialist- Payroll Tax

Company: Shawmut Design and Construction
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Since our founding in 1982, Shawmut Design and Construction -(a 100% employee-owned company) has been recognized as a Best Place to Work 60 times by our employee-owners. -At Shawmut, you will have the opportunity to own your career and deliver impact within our culture of ownership and innovation focused around providing the gold standard of client service for the world's most recognizable and elite brands and institutions.
Here's a glimpse into what we are offering:

  • Competitive base salary and an annual bonus
  • Health, Life, Long/Short Term disability, Dental and Vision insurance -
  • Shawmut Flex - we have offered a flexible work remote environment for years and we encourage a flexible work environment that meets the business needs
  • 401K with Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off policy (Including vacation, summer Fridays, holidays, personal sick -and volunteer day - which we can explain at time of interview)
  • ESOP - -be an employee owner
  • The Extras: cell phone, laptop, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance, auto & homeowner (mortgage network & insurance savings) and many more

    The Payroll Tax Senior Specialist is a key individual contributor and an essential part of a team supporting in-house Payroll processing and jurisdictional reporting as well as Business and Contractor licensing. The function is responsible for ensuring adherence to all jurisdictional depositing and reporting requirements for Payroll taxes. This position will also be responsible for opening and or renewing business licenses and/or contractor licensing per jurisdiction as required. This may include understanding company needs and jurisdictional requirements. - The role will also be accountable for documentation of departmental operational procedures as needed.

    • Ensure that tax profiles for new hires and transfers are setup in according to their states and local jurisdictions.
    • Coordinate and maintain local and state tax codes.
    • Responsible for the payroll tax function to ensure compliance with IRS and state tax regulations.
    • Research, analyze, and evaluate tax changes for impact to company and associates.
    • Investigate, resolve, and respond to tax authority notices and correspondence in a timely manner
    • Responsible for identifying, registering, and administering new payroll taxes as work locations are created.
    • Responsible for managing current tax accounts and making updates or closing accounts when locations are closed or moved.
    • Perform audits/controls for proper tax set up and reviews.
    • Assist with the Quarterly reconciliation of W-2 files.
    • Distribute reports associated with the processing of payroll.
    • Encourage innovative ideas that are not in the current mainstream and ability to reset expectations as needed.
    • Ability to understand business needs to consistently reinvent the way we approach processes and work in general.
    • Assist with sales and use tax audits as needed.
    • Basic understanding of Payroll accounting.
    • Enter and ensure accuracy of all withholding orders, garnishments, and tax levy's.
    • Provide support for various audit requirements.
    • Assist with various projects.


      • 5+ years' experience with US multistate payroll tax
      • Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent experience
      • Experience with multiple FEIN's, Multiple States, and Multiple localities
      • Strong understanding of payroll process flow and Federal, State and Local tax regulations
      • Knowledge of state reciprocity, W2's, and withholding taxes required

        Eligible candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship or restriction, now and in the future.
        Shawmut prohibits discrimination against any staff member or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, disability, creed, citizenship status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Shawmut Design and Construction, Boston , Senior Specialist- Payroll Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Boston, Massachusetts

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