Tax Specialist

Sheakley Group Of Companies New Canaan , CT 06840

Posted 7 days ago

The Tax Specialist will assist the Tax Manager and other tax department personnel in all areas regarding accurate and timely filing of payroll taxes & related reporting, including but not limited to Unemployment, Worker's Compensation, Insurance, IRS, and internal audits. The Tax Specialist will assist the accounting department when needed.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews & maintains all tax rate changes in both Payroll and Tax Systems.

  • Review all tax payments before and after processing.

  • Assist in responding to Tax Notices.

  • Review all tax set up information in Payroll/Tax System

  • Reconcile tax data between Payroll System and Tax Software.

  • Insure that all tax monies have been impounded

  • Insure that all necessary POA's have been signed and filed from client base

  • Coordinate the distribution of W2's

  • File annual reconciliations and W2's with tax agencies at year end

  • Make BWC payments for State Fund and SI clients and bill clients

  • Apply for new tax accounts as needed

  • PEO state registrations and renewals including compliance reporting

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • 2 Year Accounting degree or 2+ years' experience

Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Abilities

  • Skilled in Word, Excel.

  • Comfortable with learning new software.

  • Exposure to HR Pyramid (Prism) and/or Mastertax software.

  • PEO or payroll tax background would be a plus.

  • Familiar with payroll tax processing rules & regulations.

  • Comfortable working with tax agencies and clients both orally & written.

Physical & Mental Demands:

The working conditions are typically in an office environment, except during client visits. May require working after hours and occasional weekend to respond to emergency or non-emergency situations. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.

  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


  • Travel is primarily local during the business day. However, this position may require up to 25% travel, and could include out of town travel that may require overnight stays.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Tax Specialist

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