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Payroll Tax Accountant

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time


Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View] .

In today’s business environment, growth isn’t just about building value—it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model—one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients—by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.

Operations is one of four services–the others are Accenture Song, Technology and Strategy & Consulting

The Payroll Tax Accountant will work under various levels of supervision participating and/or leading some projects. You will focus in any of the following Shared Services disciplines: payroll, tax support, system applications, employee service center and HRIS, etc. You will also handle bank-reconciliation including check deposits and escheatment for US & Canada Payroll. Responsible for accurate & timely release of US, Canada & Puerto Rico general ledger booking files to SAP. Process $500M+ manual wire payments annually to 3rd Party Vendors thru SAP and address any funding/reporting issues. Reconcile 20+ ledger accounts (Health Savings Account, 401K, Employee Loan Program, Various Benefit Plans, etc.), analyze variances, submit vouchers in SAP, update Blackline & co-ordinate with different business units to resolve. Perform other payroll accounting related activities as required for US Domestic, Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam, Bermuda-Locals & International Assignees.

What you'll do:

  • Banking Activities: Handle check deposits, over-payments pension payments, manual wires to employees & vendors, etc. Track banking activities and ensure timely update in Workday

  • Business & Finance Teams Globally: Analyze & resolve ledger inquiries, handle g/l mapping issues and process vendor payments/reporting for US & Int’l Assignee payroll

  • Month & Quarter End Reconciliation: Reconcile payroll bank accounts and various g/l withholding accounts. Submit escheatment. Identify g/l account variances & process entries in SAP & update Accounting System-Blackline

  • Day-to-Day Accounting Activities: Perform gross-to-net balancing of g/l files for US & Canada Payroll. Prepare bank-reconciliation documents for management sign-off & IAD. Ensure accurate & timely release of g/l files for booking in SAP

  • Projects: Payroll-Accounting related projects

  • Support various payroll tax activities

This role is remote within the US.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in payroll tax

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Workday Payroll/Taxation for US, Canada & Puerto Rico

  • Knowledge of SAP or equivalent Accounting Applications

  • Proven experience in HR Shared Services

  • Strong Excel skills required - handle large worksheets, pivot tables, V Look-up, etc.

  • Manage projects and work independently to resolve day-to-day Payroll Accounting issues

  • Payroll Certification FPC or CPP desired

  • Associate degree

Professional Skills:

  • Strong integrity, professionalism, communication, and accountability

  • Ability to work independently, take ownership and manage ongoing responsibilities

  • Multitask & perform under high pressure environment

  • Experience working in a fast changing environment

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $48,600 - 79,099 and [Register to View]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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