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Senior Payroll Specialist - Minnetonka, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a company on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)The Senior Payroll Tax Specialist is responsible for the set-up, research and resolution of employee employment and withholding taxes. The Senior Payroll Tax Specialist will be responsible for communication and customer service for tax issues and will act as a subject matter expert for these taxes.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for researching and resolving complex payroll tax issues
  • Act as an SME for payroll tax questions and issues, troubleshoot when needed
  • Partner with HR Operations to manage Tier 2 cases related to payroll taxes, including communication directly to employees based on their individual situation, as well as outside tax vendors/organizations
  • Responsible for running queries to audit the taxes for each bi-weekly payroll run, telecommuters, local withholdings, etc.
  • Maintain accurate tax records within PeopleSoft, assist in testing PeopleSoft tax updates before moving to production
  • Assist with year-end review and processing of W2's and W2c's
  • Maintain general ledger balances and manage daily wires for taxes and other payroll disbursements
  • Research errors, determine root cause and make recommendations for on-going process improvements
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees
  • Collaborate with HRIS, Payroll Operation, Communications and HR communities in the support of payroll operations and tax changes
  • Maintain effective relationships with key internal and external customers and vendors
  • Mentor and train Payroll Tax Specialists
  • Other projects as assignedYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or GED
    • 1+ year of experience in payroll, finance, accounting, or tax
    • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location.
    • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree
      • FPC or CPP
      • 2+ years of Microsoft Office experience
      • 1+ years of experience with payroll tax
      • 6+ months of functional experience with PeopleSoft HRMS
      • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Word and Excel
      • Working knowledge of payroll policies and procedures and federal and state statutes
      • Excellent understanding of multi-location payroll and taxes
      • Knowledge of Gross to Net Payroll and General Accounting Principles
      • Solid analytical, problem solving skills, including query skills
      • Solid understanding of how to build efficient operational processes
      • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple tasks with hard deadlines simultaneously
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Experience prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines while maintaining accuracyCareers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.Job Keywords: Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, 905564

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