Sr. Payroll Tax Analyst

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The Nature Conservancy

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20 days ago


United States

The location is flexible within the U.S.




The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Sr. Payroll Tax Analyst is a member of the People Team and primarily supports payroll administration with a high level of expertise in the areas of U.S. multi-state and U.S. territories employment tax compliance, balance adjustments reviews, W-2/W-2c reviews, unemployment tax, state and local tax, tax audits, treaty benefits, software maintenance and testing, and general tax law research. The Sr. Payroll Tax Analyst will assist in continuous improvement efforts on compliance around payroll tax and related financial reporting.


The Sr. Payroll Tax Analyst is responsible for administering and maintaining HR systems, programs, procedures, and plans according to HR policies and will provide assistance to all levels of personnel on various HR data related issues and requests.


  • Provide excellent customer service and consistently demonstrate professional demeanor, as well as discretion and sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Serve as a main point of contact and subject matter expert for payroll tax inquires.
  • Perform and support routine bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll tax reconciliations and processes.
  • Enter and complete wage and tax corrections in the payroll system.
  • Responsible for managing vendor engagements and holding vendors accountable to high standards.
  • Manage and support resolution to tax assessments, audits, and other legal matters.
  • Maintain knowledge of current federal, state, and local tax legislation, including tax implications of a remote workforce.
  • Complete and submit new registration forms for new state and local tax accounts.
  • Auditing and updating the tax rate tables within the payroll system to ensure accurate and timely withholding and reporting of all tax types.
  • Ensures appropriate third-party sick pay reporting requirements.
  • Verifies and requests final payments for deceased employees.
  • Determine NRAs eligibility for appropriate tax withholding and tax treaty benefits and transmit necessary forms to the IRS.
  • Interpret and advise senior management on complicated federal/state income laws, tax treaties, and regulations.
  • Act independently based on subject matter expertise and escalate issues and unusual problems to supervisor.
  • Perform various audits, keep partners informed through various outreach efforts and improve processes in response to challenging circumstances.
  • Work closely with internal cross functional team and vendors to ensure accurate funding occurs for all accounts, tax remittance, general ledger balancing, and fiscal/calendar year-end deliverables are completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of all payroll and personnel information by following SOPs to include files and data in electronic, written, and oral forms of information.
  • Identify and drive continuous process improvements consistent with industry best practices.
  • Other ad hoc projects or work as directed by your supervisor.
  • Provides data, reports and analysis as requested.
  • Manages projects according to our policies and protocols.
  • Work virtually and flexibly with hours to accommodate global time zones.
  • Work environment involves infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years Human Resources work experience in area(s) of specialization or equivalent combination.
  • Experience coordinating and leading projects.
  • Experience responding to HR related questions, problems and data information requests from employees/management.
  • Experience the following areas: database management and spreadsheet software; constructing, and producing reports; data input, manipulation and analysis.
  • Experience working with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with integrated Human Resources Management Systems.


  • Advanced organizational skills, including ability to independently balance competing priorities.
  • Advanced technical and polished written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills and solve complex matters with little, or no assistance.
  • Ability to lead project teams.
  • Experience in developing written guidelines, protocols, process flows, policies.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of data entry.
  • Oracle/PeopleSoft experience.
  • ADP SmartCompliance and ADP Tax Service experience.
  • FPC/CPP certification.
  • Proficient in MS Excel for analysis, producing pivot tables and vlookups.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Advanced understanding of fundamental HR concepts, processes, and services.
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, stressful and highly visible environment.


To apply for job ID 51647, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on July 3, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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