Johns Hopkins University is one of the world's leading research universities, with an annual budget that exceeds $4 billion. The institution is comprised of approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students and 17,600 graduate students across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. The mission of the university is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
The Johns Hopkins University Tax Office reports through the Controller to the university's senior leadership. The Tax Office is responsible for all the institution's domestic and international tax matters and is an integral member of this high-performing, client-focused team.
The Tax Office is looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of Payroll Tax Analyst. This position supports University-wide tax compliance carried out by the Tax Office. The Tax Analyst handles accounting and analysis for salary and fellowship payments, including analytical reviews, queries and analysis of HR Master data records, in order ensure proper taxation and payment to individuals, both resident and nonresident. This includes compliance reporting, initiating tax withholding payments, assisting employees with tax issues and communicating with various federal and state governments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Tax Analyst will bring knowledge of accounting principles and tax laws, particularly those related to payroll tax.
In addition to this knowledge, the Tax Analyst must have exceptional analytical and reporting skills and demonstrate sustained attention for detail.
The essential duties for the Tax Analysis include, but are not limited to:
Prepare reports and provide detailed payroll tax analysis
Prepare accounting entries and updates to payroll master data
Prepare various federal, state and local tax reconciliations
Prepare returns and/or tax remittances for various federal and state governments in accordance with appropriate government reporting requirements
Provide tax residency, NRA and OSA analytics to manage completeness and accuracy of records
Prepare payroll tax adjustments as needed to bring W-2 and 1042-S files into balance
Participate with manager to identify and implement work process improvements
Provide technical support and guidance to faculty, staff, students, and individuals or organizations outside of the university; explains and/or resolves tax issues and discrepancies as related to university business.
Prepares and presents, to groups and individuals, information relating to special tax issues, such as residency status and international tax treaties.
Advanced capabilities in using SAP to ensure that tax documents are compliant, especially as related to international documents, tax treaties and residency status.
Resolves matters through contact with various offices
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS OR ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES
Ability to perform tasks independently.
Ability to exercise the utmost confidentiality in every aspect.
Ability to identify and resolve problems
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Aptitude for figures and math calculations;
Ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Experience with payroll tax research
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Strong analytical skills
Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Software.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field.
Two years of related experience required. If Bachelor's degree is in unrelated field, three years of progressively responsible experience is required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Knowledge of tax and immigration rules related to payments to nonresident aliens (NRA's), SAP payroll, business warehouse reporting, and finance and 3rd party remittance are a plus.
Classified Title: Accountant II Working Title: Payroll Tax Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 10001590-University Tax Personnel area: University Administration
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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