Payroll Tax Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

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Signature Consultants is looking for a Payroll Tax Specialist to work on a contract position with one of our clients located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This position is the primary liaison between our 3rd party taxing authorities and Internal customers. This person will be responsible for the financial analysis of all payroll tax data using Ceridian and how it feeds over to the General Ledger (Lawson), ensuring we stay in compliance and follow all applicable policies.


  • Responsible for ensuring that all federal, state, or local tax returns and related statements or records are validated and correct by reconciling all balances: This would include W2's and any required filings
  • Research, interprets, and understands existing or revised tax codes, laws, or forms. and suggests responses to changes in tax law, regulations, and guidelines
  • Maintains current knowledge of payroll tax laws and ensures compliance with federal and state guidelines and resolves any compliance issues with taxing authorities
  • Answers questions and researches discrepancies
  • Reconciles and analyzes general ledger transactions for the Finance/Accounting Department when needed
  • Prepares special projects as requested by Senior Management
  • Validates reports and works with payroll provider and HRIS to ensure all information is captured.
  • Responsible for daily monitoring of agency notices and other tax related requests and correspondence: This includes updates made to SUI rates and other company specific setups
  • Sets up new agency states/locals when needed and maintains relationships based on employee demographics data
  • Provide Monthly/Quarterly/Annual reconciliations and analysis of filings (Includes W2's, 940, 941's)
  • Continually identify process and system improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Coordinate new account coding/mapping in payroll system
  • Ensure accuracy of system integration files
  • Assists in transmitting payroll files for processing
  • Ensures that mandatory and voluntary withholdings and deductions are accurately calculated and reported for employee population
  • Maintains payroll related files and records including all tax filings and payments


  • Bachelors' Degree in Accounting required
  • 3 - 5 years' experience processing payroll
  • Payroll procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Federal and state laws and regulations related to payroll
  • Ceridian experience preferred
  • Excel Mastery required
  • Analytical Thinking required
  • FPC/CPP preferred
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while maintaining accuracy
  • Excellent time management techniques, and quality service fundamentals
  • Performs work under minimal supervision
  • Handles complex issues and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

EEO Employer

Signature Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Signature will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 888.838.1020.