Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Payroll Tax Specialist in New York, New York

Payroll Tax Specialist

Job Posting Number: 14678

Professional – Finance

New York,NY

July 3, 2017

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

The Payroll Department at MSK is seeking a Payroll Tax Specialist to join their team.

Under general direction, you will analyze and administer all transactions that involve taxation for employees and nonemployees as follows:

  • Submit tax file from completed Payroll to ADP, audit results returned. Work with ADP to resolve differences.

  • Audit Federal and multiple State tax returns for withholding/unemployment and act as liaison with ADP as MSK adds employees in new states and localities.

  • Participate in unit and system regression testing focusing on tax impact of any changes to the system that might result in a change to calculation of taxable wages or tax calculations.

  • Determine taxation of additional payments due to employees/non employees such as reimbursements to employees, payments to independent contractors, beneficiaries and fellowships.

  • Research tax publications to determine whether there are new developments that affect the methodology used to pay employees in compliance with federal and state tax regulations.

  • Research state tax laws as they relate to telecommuting and/or other resident employees who work in New York State. Ensure that employees are set up for correct state and local income tax withholding.

  • Backup payroll staff in earnings, deductions and time capture.

You are:

  • Highly analytical and possess strong mathematical and problem solving skills.

  • Flexible and adapt well to rapid system changes

  • An exceptional communicator, possessing strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Comfortable stepping in for Payroll Supervisor or Production Specialist in his/her absence.

  • Able to train, advise and provide guidance to less senior staff.

  • Proficient working with a wide variety of payroll tasks simultaneously.

  • A patient person who enjoys working on a team.

You need:

  • A minimum of an Associates Degree with 5 years of payroll experience in large organization or equivalent hands on experience and knowledge of MSK payroll/hr operations (Bachelor’s Degree and CFP/CPP is preferred).

  • 4-5 years of advanced payroll knowledge including special attention to taxes and production.

  • An understanding of the big picture of payroll with a specialization in taxes.

  • An understanding of payroll dependencies.

  • Excellent time management skills, ability to work under daily pressure and to prioritize responsibilities so that all deadlines are met.

  • Advanced knowledge of various Human Resource functions (e.g., Compensation, Employment, Benefits) and how they interact with payroll.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook experience.

  • Experience with Workday preferred. Must be able to independently resolve problems related to job tasks.

  • Experience using JAT Software.

  • Experience with Nonresident Alien Taxation and familiarity with Windstar International Tax Navigator.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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