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Payroll Tax Specialist in Knoxville, Tennessee, US at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 3/3/2021

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Job Description


This position is responsible for generating and processing payroll tax payments and returns, and performing the underlying functions as directed by Payroll Tax Supervisor.


  • Assists in the process of exporting/importing payroll taxes from Lawson software into MasterTax software in the preparation for paying and filing taxes.
  • Pays, reconciles and files weekly and monthly tax payments.
  • Reports tax payments to appropriate departments.
  • Processes timely quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns.
  • Scans and files payroll tax returns.
  • Assists in set-up of new entities, entering of new tax rates/filing frequencies for entities as needed.
  • Assists with the preparation and generation of W-2’s to tax agencies at year-end.
  • Researches and responds to tax notices from agencies.
  • Prepares registrations for withholding, unemployment, and other applicable accounts for companies entering new states of business.
  • Completes special projects and other tasks as assigned.
  • Keeps abreast of changes/developments regarding payroll taxes and the governing state and federal rules/laws.


Job Requirements


  • Two (2) year accounting degree preferred;
  • Three to five years of previous payroll tax experience, preferably with multi-state tax setting; or three to five years of previous payroll experience, preferably in a 1000+ employee setting;
  • Excellent computer skills (spreadsheet, HR/PR systems, i.e. Lawson, MasterTax,);
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills; and
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • None


  • Job performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting;
  • Occasional lifting/carrying (10 pounds or less);
  • Prolonged sitting; and
  • Prolonged work on a computer/PC.

This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.


Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position. All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution, negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.