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Manager Payroll & Tax Compliance

Johnson Controls, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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At Johnson Controls, were shaping the future to create a world thats safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

What you will do

The Manager Payroll & Tax Compliance will serve as the internal business owner of U.S. and Canadian payroll taxes. This position will serve as the primary resource for researching tax law changes and monitoring changes to the payroll system when tax laws are updated. The Payroll Tax Manager will conduct a regular review of payroll data input and audit of tax accounts and assist the payroll function in processing multi-state payroll and adjustments for all employees. Manage and reconcile payroll taxes at the employer and employee level. Assists with reconciliation to ADP Tax Service reports, preparation, and ensuring compliance. The Manager Payroll & Tax Compliance is responsible for preparation, review and filing of Federal, State and Local taxes. The position is responsible for ensuring proper functioning of the department through direct oversight and development, implementation and monitoring of appropriate policies and procedures. This position will work closely with several cross-functional business partners to ensure payroll taxes are reported timely and accurately in the most efficient way possible in multiple states and provinces. This position will be a hands-on strategic manager and team player with demonstrated ability to identify and drive process improvement opportunities within the context of constant change.

How you will do it

  • Manage staff to ensure accurate / quality control, efficient and timely preparation and submittal of payroll tax filings; mitigate instances of penalties and punitive assessments due to mistakes or late filings working with our 3rd party payroll vendor

  • Ensure that the organization is in compliance with federal, state and local tax regulations by performing periodic audits, as well as organizing and maintaining tax records

  • Correct reconciliation errors where needed and work with 3rd party vendor to prepare/file amended returns as necessary

  • Reconcile, research and respond to Federal, State, Local and provincial tax agency tax notices working with 3rd party vendor

  • Works on special projects as required, including: acquisitions, mergers and divestments, internal and external audits, W2 and W2c balancing, and T-4s

  • Reporting requirements for: Dept. of Labor Reporting, Multiple Worksite Reporting, and Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Ensure documentation of Payroll Tax SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) is maintained and updated periodically

  • Collaborates with payroll team to resolve employee inquiries/cases within the SLA timeframe

  • Help identify drivers of abnormalities, researches, analyzes and documents as well as propose corrective action

  • Creates adhoc reporting to support internal & external functions

  • Researches and remains current with payroll tax compliance laws and regulations

  • Collectively collaborates with team to proactively monitor internal controls to ensure accuracy, compliance and timely tax filing & reporting to government authorities

  • Proactively audits and validates payroll tax filings / reports submitted by our 3rd party service provider

  • Reviews & confirms that all payroll tax deposits are accurate and executed on-time to eliminate any late filing penalties

  • Supports and Reviews Quarter Balancing & Year End processes with 3rd Party Vendor

  • Assists with quarterly and annual audit engagements with Internal & External Auditors. Ensures informational requests are documented, information is provided and that any issues are clearly identified and resolved

What we look for:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 7 years minimum experience with Payroll Tax

  • Experience working the ADP

  • Experience with researching and filing tax notices received from the IRS

  • Experience with preparing and defending challenges to tax audits.

  • Experience with multi-state tax processing and filings.

  • Experience applying business process improvement, cost reduction and efficiency programs

  • Ability to lead and motivate others without formal authority

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Multi-state payroll tax return filing and payment experience

  • Must have high volume experience in multi-state payroll taxes

  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite applications

  • High Technical skills in Tax related matters

  • Workday software experience

  • Strong leadership, coordination and coaching skills

  • Requires general understanding of accounting principles

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/tomorrowneedsyou.

Posted: 2019-11-20 Expires: 2019-12-19
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