About Trupanion: Trupanion is a leading provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs in North America. Our mission is to help the pets we all love receive the veterinary care they need. At Trupanion we offer a collaborative, casual, and pet-friendly environment where everyone is encouraged to be themselves.
Position Summary: The Senior Payroll Tax Specialist will be responsible for activities ensuring payroll tax compliance and will be the primary liaison between our 3 rd party payroll tax provider (currently ADP) and government tax agencies. This position will also assist and work with the Payroll Specialist to ensure timely and accurate completion of all pay cycles.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Drives assigned payrolls to timely and accurate completion through analysis, audit, reconciliation and resolution of complex payroll processing and employee payroll issues.
Researches and interprets federal and state regulatory requirements and resolves tax, withholding, garnishment, and wage/hour issues for payroll processing.
Responds to auditing and regulatory inquiries.
Responsible for daily monitoring of agency notices or ADP issues and other tax-related requests and correspondence.
Maintain State Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation rates
Maintain current knowledge of payroll tax laws. Ensure compliance with federal, state and provincial guidelines and resolve any compliance issues through research and correspondence with taxing authorities.
Performs quarterly and annual balancing of wage and tax reports. Finds and corrects errors in a timely manner to ensure accuracy of payroll tax withholding, minimizing potential penalties.
File quarterly and annual State, Provincial and Federal returns and make timely remittances as required.
Reconcile and ensure accuracy of W2/W2-c and T4s.
Receives and responds timely to telephone, e-mail inquiries and mail. Provides high quality service to employees and effectively resolves employee issues.
Serve as back up to Payroll Accountant, preparing payroll journal entries and reconciling payroll related accounts.
Complete assigned projects to create efficiencies and improvements of overall payroll processing
8+ years payroll processing and payroll tax experience performing all functions of payroll and tax.
Excellent customer service skills with an ability to effectively handle and resolve employee inquiries and issues.
Excellent skills using MS Word and Excel.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion. Demonstrated high degree of professionalism and integrity.
Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure.
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Strong analytical skills
Energetic and highly motivated, with the tendency to be flexible and excel in a fast-paced environment
Superior written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively interact with different levels of management
Ability to partner and collaborate across different company disciplines
Benefits and Perks:
Full medical, dental and vision benefits at no cost to the employee
Four weeks paid time off
Five week sabbatical after five years of employment
Restricted Stock Units
Open, casual, pet-friendly and fun office environment
Complimentary dog walking services for "approved" office pets during business hours
Company paid medical insurance for 1 pet (dog or cat)
Paid time off to volunteer at nonprofit organizations
Access to our on-site gym at no cost to the employee
About Trupanion: We're all about helping pets. We promote a cohesive and nimble team environment, and we hire, develop and promote team members. We trust each other. We are transparent and honest. We care about one another and want to see our team members succeed, personally and professionally. We strive to promote from within and reduce bureaucracy to allow creative thinking. We're focused on providing continuous training and support to all team members to encourage long-term happiness and success. Take a look inside our office and see for yourself: https://www.facebook.com/Trupanion/videos/10155423763702974/ Trupanion Team DNA: At Trupanion, we achieve great things together when we are:
Caring: We are kind to each other and assume positive intent.
Collaborative: We work together to achieve company goals (we not me).
Courageous: We are determined, take risks, and make bold moves.
Curious: We seek new information to continually better ourselves and our work.
Honest: We believe candid communication leads to successful teamwork.
Inclusive: We welcome and value all people and perspectives.
Nimble: We readily adapt and evolve in pursuit of progress and innovation.
For more information about Trupanion, visit http://trupanion.com/about Trupanion is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, and skills. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.