Payroll Tax Analyst in Rosemead, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/11/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Rosemead, CA
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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Vaco Los Angeles is working with a client who is looking for a Payroll Tax Analyst who will assist in the processing of payroll and the preparation of payroll tax updates.


  • Audit, complete, and prepare employee and company level tax data in the payroll system
  • Audit and prepare all payroll agency related tax items
  • Review and create tax audit reports
  • Review system generated exception reporting and other payroll audit reports and take action as necessary
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of payroll and benefit polices
  • Analyze and resolve payroll system error messages related to on and off cycle payroll processing
  • Audit new hire, updates, and termination status changes in the payroll system
  • Maintain payroll information by collection, calculating and entering data
  • Collect and analyze information to resolve any payroll discrepancies
  • Prepare general ledger entries to record tax related transactions
  • Balance the payroll system to the tax reports prepared
  • Reconcile general ledger entries as needed
  • File selected tax returns not prepared by payroll provider
  • Ensure that appropriate approvals are verified for payroll processing
  • Identify any/all tax errors to ensure accuracy of payroll processing
  • Prepare and process unclaimed property related to payroll processing
  • Maintain adequate and appropriate performance metric expectations
  • Special Projects/other duties as assigned


  • Understand operations and practices within the organization.
  • Cross-functional team player
  • Professional and strong in written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate one-on-one with team members under a variety of conditions via both phone and email
  • Conducts all work in an ethical, honest, professional and confidential manner
  • Ability to execute tasks in a thorough, composed, accurate and timely fashion while managing multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to take on additional responsibilities
  • Self-motivated, self-starting and a creative thinker
  • Continuous improvement / process improvement focus


  • 2 plus years of multi-state payroll tax experience, good understanding of state and local taxes including research and adjustments.
  • 2 years of payroll processing experience, good understanding payroll calculations and compensation taxing requirements.
  • 2 years' experience in multi-state payroll processing
  • 2 years' experience completing and reconciling GL data
  • Experience filing payroll tax returns
  • Previous and proven experience with SAP
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excel skills must be intermediate
  • Some college preferred