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Payroll Tax Team Lead

Job Location: TN - Knoxville

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00587075


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Job Description


The Payroll Tax Team Lead, State and Local Payroll Tax leads a team of 3-4 individuals.  They have a full range of responsibilities for employment tax compliance related to state and local income tax withholding, state disability insurance, regulatory, tax law research interpretation and application.  They will respond to federal and state payroll tax audits for all of the client's businesses that provide services for lodging and corporate entities.


Specifically, the Payroll Tax Team Lead is responsible for the following: 

  • Providing accurate and timely state and local income tax returns for 145,000 employees across 50 states.  
  • Reviewing the accuracy and timeliness of tax returns and deposits as submitted in the review process
  • Ensuring compliance with internal control responsibilities of all tax review and table maintenance processes under their responsibility
  • Overseeing policies and procedures for the timely withholding of all state and local taxes, timely deposit of all state and local liabilities, and proper implementation of tax related changes
  • Constantly working with payroll software systems with emphasis on periodic maintenance, updating tax rates, and generating the appropriate employee or employer data
  • Assisting clients in areas relating to payroll tax compliance, audit, laws and regulations
  • Researching tax laws, tax regulations and court cases relevant to income taxation and disability Identifying clients potential liabilities and initiating exposure analysis
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline and improve process execution
  • Coordinating internally and with clients various departments to ensure smooth work flow


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years' multi state payroll tax experience, including compliance, research and analysis
  • High School diploma or GED

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience responding to federal state local payroll tax audits
  • Experience with a mainframe based payroll reporting system
  • Experience working on a payroll system transition
  • Experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft 
  • Previous experience managing others
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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