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Alight Solutions LLC Payroll Tax Analyst - Virtual in DES MOINES, Iowa

Your candidacy is currently being considered for a requisition for an Alight Inc group company. As you may be aware, Alight has announced intent to divest its Payroll and Professional Services business to HIG Capital. After the transaction closes, this position will be aligned to the new Payroll and Professional Services owned by HIG Capital ('Divested Group'). By applying for this position which will be with the Divested Group company, you understand and agree to the information you submitted for your application with Alight being shared with the Divested Group company. In addition, if you are made an offer of employment, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with the Divested Group company employment policies.

Payroll Tax Analyst Job Description


The Payroll Tax Analyst is responsible for moderate to complex level Tax accounting/withholding, reporting, analysis or audit activities to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial results for internal and external purposes and help provide work direction to team associates. This role is the technical and functional subject matter Tax expert for their client(s) and continually works with their team to identify opportunities for improvement and implements solutions.

Specific Tax Responsibilities

  • Analyze and consistently take corrective steps on defensive queries related to tax
  • Ability to calculate retroactive tax, gross to net calculations including tax withholding
  • Prepare and balance and release W-2 files
  • Tax Data Integrity Assurance for tax filing
  • Process Improvement recommendations and implementations
  • Process W-2 Corrections and Reissues in accordance with IRS Regs
  • Payroll Tax Update Analysis/Testing
  • Provide client support for Escalated Tax and Accounting issues
  • Maintain employee master tax data including tax data integrity assurance activities
  • Coordinate load of tax data by mechanical input feeds
  • Process mass tax updates
  • Provide problem (SR) resolution support for tax related issues
  • Provide support for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Assist team leaders with complex payroll tax issues
  • Analyze gross to net calculations for accuracy including tax withholding calculations
  • Review Payroll Tax error reports and defensive queries related to Tax
  • Calculate workups retroactive tax
  • Validation and balancing of tax data
  • Monitor payroll interface file and resolve any rejects related to tax fallout
  • Reconcile payroll related balance sheet accounts (taxes)
  • Maintain employee tax records
  • 3rd Party Vendor Coordination for tax filing and W2 related activities

Responsibility Areas:

  • Accountable for partnering with the internal and external teams to deliver client service with quality
  • Record, classify, summarize or audit financial transactions and data in accordance with generally
  • accepted accounting principles and/or domestic tax code/law
  • Enforces and support meeting/exceeding RSL's and KPI's and other performance quality objectives
  • Accountable for adherence to the various internal and external audits requirements
  • Manages day-to-day service delivery within the team in a multi-client, multi-shore environment
  • Handles service escalations from internal and external clients
  • Monitors daily workflow of client team
  • Proactively looks for resolution of potential service delivery issues
  • Provides reports to clients and account team as required
  • Manages special projects required or need to support client ongoing delivery
  • Trains team associates and act as Subject Matter Expert
  • Leads adherence to standard practices and client contractual commitments

Posting Qualifications:

  • 5 - 7 Years Payroll Tax at employee level
  • Strong attention to detail and execution
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • trong business acumen, e.g. ability to interpret and apply financial data/information to business decisions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong business partnering skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized and capable of prioritizing workload to complete multiple tasks and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Ability to work independently and apply sound judgment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows, Excel and PowerPoint

Flexible Working So that you can be your best at work and home, we consider flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Benefits We offer programs and plans for a healthy mind, body, wallet and life because it's important our benefits care for the whole person. Options include a variety of health coverage options, wellbeing and support programs, retirement, vacation and sick leave, maternity, paternity and adoption leave, continuing education and training as well as a number of voluntary benefit options.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion We celebrate differences and believe in fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. We know that diverse teams are stronger, more innovative, and more successful.

We welcome and embrace all individuals, regardless of their background, and are dedicated to creating a culture that enables every employee to thrive. Join us in building a brighter, more inclusive future.

Diversity Policy Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in the employment of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

We provide reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education and training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

Salary Pay Range

Minimum :

55,800 USD

Maximum :

88,500 USD

Pay Transparency Statement: Alight considers a variety of factors in determining whether to extend an offer of employment and in setting the appropriate compensation level, including, but not limited to, a candidate's experience, education,


market data, internal equity, and geography. Alight makes these decisions on an individualized, non-discriminatory basis. Bonus and/or incentive eligibility are determined by role and level. Alight also offers a comprehensive benefits package; for specific details on our benefits package, please visit: