Payroll Tax Analyst – Houston, TX

Precision Drilling


Payroll Tax Analyst – Houston, TX


Precision Drilling 

Location: Houston, TX

Role Duties & Responsibilties

The successful applicant would be a functional member of the Payroll team, as well as one of the leads with Payroll year-end activities and internal tax processing and remittances. The Payroll Tax Analyst will also be  a liaison between Payroll and Accounting team, and with Ceridian.  Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Remittance of taxes for all US payrolls and all US employees on Global payroll;
  • Provide recommendations resolving tax issues, and periodic review of tax structure for compliance;
  • Perform ongoing analysis of the SAP HR/Payroll and Dayforce Ceridian system to ensure system configuration complies with IRS, state, local, and company requirements;
  • Research and resolve all tax notices, and be a main contact for Ceridian Dayforce;
  • Reconciliation of Federal and State tax remittances & GL Accounts;
  • Quarterly and annual balancing of payroll records, as well as reconciliation of Dayforce to Ceridian balancing the W-2s and tax filings ensuring accuracy;
  • Analyze, reconcile, audit, and report payroll tax information for an array of entities in a variety of operating areas;
  • Responsible for opening new tax state accounts and closing accounts for states, local jurisdictions, etc.;
  • Participate and oversee SAP and Dayforce Ceridian payroll testing during the application of new tax rates or in new states/localities/counties as required;
  • Assist with Payroll Balance Sheet GL Account reconciliations and prepare Inter-company journal entries;
  • Assist with audits of payroll records including SOX by various internal or external auditors;
  • Develop and maintain procedure documentation for Payroll Tax Analyst position;
  • Develop and maintain audit tools to be used by the Payroll Administrators for tax setup analysis;
  • Provide training on tax related matters to other members of Payroll team as required;
  • Maintain current knowledge of IRS and Social Security Administration regulations and taxation in the states and localities where Precision has business operations;
  • Coordinate and manage tax audits by Federal, State, and Local income tax authorities and resolve any audit related issues, including preparing and maintaining supporting documentation for government audits;
  • Lead year-end processing and closing.

Education & Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have 3 – 6 years’ experience with US Payroll and have 4 years of US Payroll Tax experience;
  • SAP HR/Payroll, Dayforce Ceridian, and FI/CO experience preferred;
  • Experience with Canadian and International payroll and taxes would be an asset.

Skills & Compentencies

  • Must be very familiar with all federal and multi-state tax requirements and payroll legislation for the US;
  • Excellent understanding of basic accounting and payroll related general ledger entries;
  • Proficient in an MS Windows environment and possess above average Excel and data accuracy skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to take a hands-on approach and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a team environment with excellent organizational and communication skills; and,
  • A strong orientation to detail and a willingness to learn and take additional training are required.


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