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Managed by the Director of Payroll, the Senior Payroll Analyst plans, organizes, and processes data for Emerson payrolls to ensure the college's employees are paid accurately and timely. This position is responsible for compliance with all multi state and federal tax regulations related to payroll administration.
Preparation and processing of the payroll
Validates changes, gross to net; deductions, makes pay adjustments, resolves payroll problems, remits taxes, 403B payments, garnishments, and union dues. Ensure accuracy of employee records. Cross train in order to prepare and process weekly and semimonthly payrolls.
Develop annual payroll calendar.
Reconcile, and prepare all required federal and state quarterly and annual taxes and reports, social security contributions, and voluntary and involuntary deduction reconciliations.
Ensure proper tax treatment for tuition remission, non-comp benefits and other taxable items.
Prepares quarterly and year end balancing and auditing reports
Assists in validating and issuing W-2 and 1042 forms.
Assembles and validates information for fiscal and calendar year end audits including but not limited to internal and external audit, 403B audit, workers compensation, federal or state audits. Prepare and research data for union information requests. Prepare and research data for abandoned property filing
Administer foreign tax compliance; develop process for collecting, validating and entering individual information into Windstar and Workday, reconcile taxes and validate 1042-S information and reporting.
Act as information resource for all questions about foreign tax treatment.
Assist with implementing and testing payroll releases and tax updates.
Assist in training departments supervisors and employees in payroll processes as it relates to time collection and employee self-service.
Recommend internal best practices.
Bachelor degree in accounting, finance or business or equivalent experience
2-5 years of prior payroll processing experience
Knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations and compliance requirements
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstrate customer service focus for serving internal and external customers
Demonstrate analytical problem solving skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, prioritize work in accordance with demands and meet deadlines
Strong attention to detail
Strong Excel and Word Skills - Intermediate/Advanced
We would prefer if:
4+ years of payroll experience with employees located in multiple work locations.
Prior payroll experience using an in house system in a higher education environment
Self-starter with an ability to take initiative, work independently while being part of a team
Results oriented and willing to share knowledge with peers
Familiarity with non-resident alien taxation; related regulations, forms, processes and procedures
Please note - the salary range for this position will be as noted or extend higher based upon experience.
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.