Payroll Tax Specialist in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 10/1/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Responsible for processing, coordinating, and auditing of the time records, payroll data, maintaining payroll records, and calculating payroll with a strong focus on tax areas and new locations.


  • Perform tasks to maintain and review all employee/payroll records in the payroll system, posting changes in pay, updating tax status changes, and miscellaneous changes
  • Process bi-weekly payroll journal entries, accruals, and payroll-related cash entries
  • Prepare payroll transactions ensuring that they are processed accurately and timely
  • Maintain Time and Attendance processing and ensure correct interface to the payroll system
  • Audit timekeeping records for compliance with established standards, and update time and attendance records as required
  • Process manual checks and adjustments to the payroll system
  • Implement year-end reporting and processing to ensure the accuracy of W-2s
  • Perform research to prepare special reports for management and provide ad hoc reporting as needed
  • Respond to employee inquiries, questions, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Review and respond to correspondence received in the payroll department
  • Perform a wide variety of record keeping and payroll processing activities, including computing wage and overtime payments, calculating and recording payroll deductions
  • Process terminations as required by State Law and company policies
  • Document and update procedures
  • Perform duties including balancing earnings totals, computing and withholding of deductions associated with net earnings. Process voluntary and involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments and reconciling related reports
  • Inspect automated system output such as registers and standard reports, determining and correcting out-of-balance conditions
  • Maintain records related to the accumulation and use of time off and relevant reports
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Typically reports to Management.  Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Dir - Total Rewards
  • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management)

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years payroll experience
  • CPP – Certified Payroll Professional or FPC - Fundamental Payroll Certification preferred
  • ADP WorkForceNow
  • Multi-State Payroll Tax at the state and local level
  • Canada payroll processing experience preferred
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience


  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for up to 8 hours a day; Ability to use hands and fingers to type on a keyboard and use a mouse to navigate;Vision sufficient to view small details on a computer monitor
  • Ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours a day; Ability to stoop, bend and lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate using a telephone handset and/or connected headset device


  • Regular business hours. Some additional hours may be required.
  • Travel requirements: Negligible
  • Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required
  • May be subject to  pre-employment criminal background check and/or drug screening as well as random drug screenings in accordance with company policy 

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

PODS Enterprises, LLC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We will not discriminate unlawfully against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any term or condition of employment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, place of birth, military service status, or other basis protected by law.

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