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Payroll Tax Accountant - Atlanta, Ga at Oldcastle Materials Inc in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Admin - Clerical 29 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:




Job ID:  284879


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview


The Payroll Tax Accountant supports the in-house Payroll Tax function for CRH Americas Materials, reporting to the Payroll Tax Manager.  This role is responsible for complex level payroll tax calculations, reporting, balancing, analysis and audit activities to ensure accurate and timely payment and reporting. This role is the technical and functional subject matter expert and continually works with their team to identify opportunities for improvement and implements solutions.    


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:


  • Process Federal, Multi-State and Local tax payments for weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly pay frequencies for 57 EIN’s (24,000+ employees).

  • Prepare payroll tax returns for Local withholdings and State Unemployment Insurance for all states except Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

  • Communicate directly with tax agencies and division partners to resolve complex tax issues.

  • Validate employee tax set ups to ensure they are accurate and the proper federal, state and local taxes are being deducted and remitted for all employees; in addition to validating unemployment calculations for 57 legal entities.

  • Analyze reports from payroll system to ensure tax deposits and filing of federal, and state tax returns are accurate and process tax amendments when necessary.

  • Review tax notices from federal, state and Local jurisdictions and determine the necessary course of action required.

  • Participate in the annual W2 & W2C processing, reconciling and verification process.

  • Assist with responses to inquiries from management, taxing authorities and Accounting regarding tax withholding, liabilities, payments and GL inquiries.

  • Provide back-up support for Payroll Tax Manager - Responsible for timely tax set ups, W2C processing and wage adjustments.

  • Provide back-up support for Banking functions - Responsible for entering off-cycle checks, issuing voids & stop payments, confirming ACH & PP file submissions and other banking functions as required.

  • Other duties as directed by management.





  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred, or minimum 5 years of equivalent experience in payroll tax filing.

  • FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) or CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) preferred.

  • Solid grasp of payroll principles, wage and hour law, payroll taxes.

  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local withholding tax computations and deposit/filing requirements.


Work Requirements


  • PC literate: Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, and mainframe payroll application experience.

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.

  • Must be able to able to work under time constraints and ensure deadlines are me


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Comfortable working in a fast pace, high volume and deadline driven atmosphere.

  • Pay close attention to details.

  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local withholding tax computations and deposit/filing requirements.

  • Working knowledge of IN, KY, MI, OH and PA locals a strong plus.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required.

  • Must be able to multi-task between daily banking functions and payroll tax duties daily.

  • Must be able to able to work under time constraints and ensure deadlines are met.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

  • PC literate: Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, and mainframe payroll application experience.

  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills a must. 

  • Demonstrate strong “customer service” focus.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.

  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.

  • May require sitting for extended periods of time


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 


  • Usually, normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.