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Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at


In today’s business environment, growth isn’t just about building value—it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model—one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients—by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.


Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.

The Payroll Tax Manager has a full range of responsibilities for employment tax compliance related to state & local income tax withholding, unemployment tax, and Federal income tax; navigation of various tax processes, supplemental wages, regulatory, tax law research, interpretation and application, and tax audits for all the client's businesses that provide services for lodging and corporate entities. The focus of this role are State Unemployment Taxation, Tips/TEFRA, and related tax issues and compliance work. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing accurate and timely review and analysis of employment 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 employment taxes, timely deposit of all liabilities, timely responses to state & local tax agencies, and proper implementation of tax-related changes
  • Constantly working with payroll software systems with emphasis on overseeing periodic maintenance, updating tax rates, and generating the appropriate employee or employer data
  • Managing State Unemployment per state/jurisdiction, managing SUTA joint accounts and the Equifax relationship, and managing Tip/TEFRA issues and compliance
  • Attending client meetings as well as Accenture leadership meetings and forums
  • Assisting clients in areas relating to payroll tax compliance, state notices, tax laws and regulations
  • Managing state disability, relocation, family/medical leave taxation, and expatriate program
  • Leading two Tax Sr. Analysts, providing career guidance, and mentoring - as well as a full complement of Tax staff
  • Attending and leading internal Payroll Tax meetings
  • Identifying clients’ potential liabilities and initiating exposure analysis
  • Identifying opportunities to improve process execution and securing state tax refunds/tax savings
  • Managing GL accounting research and resolution; Serving as a Lead in the Payroll Tax accounting work
  • Coordinating internally and with clients’ various departments to ensure smooth workflow
  • Successfully operating a legacy payroll system and Oracle HCM
  • Imparting knowledge on payroll administration and payroll processing
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Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of Payroll Tax experience, including compliance, research and analysis, and tax audits'
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in State & Local, Unemployment and/or Federal Tax withholding
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in accounting, finance, or a related discipline
  • Strong abilities in Excel spreadsheet analysis and data management
  • Wide experience in analyzing, navigating and resolving  tax notices
  • Familiarity with drafting and analyzing various tax forms
  • Experience in tax research (e.g. Identifying and understanding specific provisions in tax laws and regulations; BNA research)
  • Experience in the technology aspect of payroll
  • Experience in Oracle
  • Experience in leading large, diverse teams with offshore component
  • Handled payroll accounting function in current or prior job

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $62,640 - $143,899 and information on benefits offered is here.

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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

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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.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

Please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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