Payroll Accountant

Time Warner   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Media


5 - 7 years

Posted 173 days ago

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The Payroll Accountant is the main liaison with ADP on payroll tax issues to ensure federal/state/local tax compliance.  Leads the review and monitoring of tax payments for HBO legal entities; provides advice on payroll tax regulations, and recommends and implements new and/or updated policies, procedures and practices to ensure compliance. Reviews quarterly and year-end tax returns including W-2 and 941 forms.  Flexible to changing priorities, conflicting demands and frequent deadlines.


  • Ensure tax compliance in a multi-state environment; validate payroll system tax updates
  • Prepare state, federal and local tax payments
  • Review all quarterly and year-end tax reports including Federal 940 and 941 returns
  • Analyze all returns and payments for state income and unemployment tax and various local taxes. Scrutinize all year-end processing and reporting, including W-2’s and W-2c’s.
  • Coordinate and assist in resolving government notices
  • Process and reconcile daily stock option payrolls
  • Process journal entries and liability account reconciliations
  • Garnishment administration, verification of Social Security numbers and bank reconciliation research
  • Liaison for Payroll audits by internal or external auditors; special projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPP preferred.
  • 5+ years of payroll experience
  • Solid technical knowledge of payroll tax law and procedures
  • Proficiency in ADP SmartCompliance and Workday payroll desired
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, excellent problem solving and communication skills