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Senior Associate, North America Payroll Tax – (Tier 2)

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 17647 Apply


The Tier 2 Senior Associate, Payroll Tax is responsible for all compliance matters related to payroll taxes, tax updates and year-end reporting for the North American region (US, Canada and Puerto Rico).  This position will also be responsible for managing tax activity for active and retired employees; support payroll processing and process improvement projects, as well as provide employee and retiree support for any payroll, benefit and retirement inquiries.  This position will work closely with several cross-functional business partners to ensure payroll taxes are reported timely and accurately in the most efficient way possible in multiple states and provinces.  This position will be a hands-on strategic thinker and team player with demonstrated ability to identify and drive process improvement opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with our tax providers to ensure all of our tax payments for federal, state, provincial and local agencies have been processed and paid
  • Coordinate all year-end activities including the generation of W2’s and W2C’s
  • Work with our payroll provider to ensure all tax updates are tested and applied to the payroll system correctly
  • In depth knowledge of government regulations and payroll tax requirements for the US, Puerto Rico and Canada
  • Maintain registrations and closure of tax accounts with varying agencies
  • Work with our tax providers to investigate and resolve tax notices in a timely manner to minimize the risk of potential interest and penalties
  • As part of the MyHR Delivery Center, ensure to address employees’ concerns and questions in a timely manner

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field preferred
  • 5+ years minimum experience with payroll processes (preferably with US, Puerto Rico and Canada payroll)
  • 3+ years minimum experience with payroll tax (preferably with US, Puerto Rico and Canada payroll tax)
  • Knowledge of tax laws and multi-state payroll processing and tax regulations
  • Experience with multi-state tax processing and filing

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of US, Puerto Rico and Canada payroll practices/policies/taxes
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate others without formal authority
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Decision making, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong PC skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong drive for results, accuracy, and control compliance
  • Ability to use initiative and be proactive in anticipating problems which may occur
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong communication skills and customer service experience
  • Experience with Ultimate, Workday and ADP Workforce Now is preferred

Job Requirements:

  • Full time employment
  • Shifting work schedule might be required depending on the critical deliverables and the urgent requirements of countries supported

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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