Position Summary

Senior Payroll Analyst 

Finance & Administration, part of Deloitte Services LP, is responsible for carrying out a variety of internal support responsibilities in terms of financial oversight and workplace operations.  Our Financial Support Services and Workplace Experience teams provide the expertise, support, tools, and resources that enable our businesses to get their jobs done better, faster, and more efficiently.

Work you’ll do


The Senior Payroll Analyst role is primarily responsible for supporting and collaborating with the Payroll Tax Manager and Payroll Tax Team Lead to achieve the diverse activities and goals of the Payroll Tax department.  The position serves as a subject matter expert in the methodologies used to achieve team, department, and Firm objectives.  Acting as a business advisor for team leadership, this position will help develop and implement best practices leading to increased efficiencies and successful outcomes.  This position will be the primary Federal Tax Analyst and assume primary responsibility for the preparation of Federal quarterly tax filings.  In addition, responsible for completing special projects assigned by management with the ability to liaise with multiple teams.

This Senior Payroll Analyst will act in a support role for the Payroll Operations team regarding employee taxation in SAP or the payroll system.

The Team

The Payroll Tax team is part of the Payroll and Personnel Solutions (PPS) organization.  The team is responsible for the proper calculation, collection, payment, and internal and external reporting of payroll withholding and employment taxes.  Members of the team specialize in tax analysis at the employee, company, and tax authority levels and must be equally comfortable working with internal and external clients.  The team serves as business advisors for various Payroll Teams and works closely with other groups within the organization, such as Legal, Tax, Technology, Talent, Global Mobility, and Finance.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compiling and filing Federal quarterly tax Forms 941, and annual tax Forms 940 and 945                                                               
  • Manage all taxation duties of complex major company entities, including preparation and posting of journal entries.
  • Serve as payroll tax Subject Matter Expert (SME) for other teams:  Payroll Operations, India Payroll Operations Supporting US.
  • Serve as SME for other team members regarding other tax jurisdiction analysis and adjustments in SAP.
  • Provide consultative services for other departments including: Technology; Expense Funds; Retirement Accounting; Partner Matters; regarding payroll taxation matters and SAP manual adjustments and gross ups. 
  • Work with Payroll Tax Team Lead to champion the implementation and ongoing use of MasterTax (ADP) payroll tax payment application.
  • Handle multiple special projects as assigned by Payroll Tax Manager.

Required Technical Skills

Experienced Microsoft Excel & Access, Multi-State Payroll Taxation, Employee Identification Number reconciliation.

Preferred Technical Skills

Proficient in SAP; MasterTax (ADP); Salesforce.  Certified Payroll Professional or Fundamental Payroll Certification - preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Effective problem solving, interpretive and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teaming skills
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects for both self and team
  • Ability to foster professional, productive work climate with teams and form partnerships with internal customers and stakeholders
  • Ability to utilize good business judgment in dealing with confidential and sensitive information
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

Education & Experience 

Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years payroll tax experience

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

Requisition code: 39254


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