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SCI Shared Resources LLC Corporate - Payroll Tax and Compliance Specialist in Houston, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities


Performs research to identify and clarify regulatory requirements affecting payroll recording, taxability, tax calculation, tax payment, tax reporting forms, and all means of electronic tax filing and data exchange.


50% Support/Oversight

  • Ensures the accuracy of all system settings for compliance to tax regulations and legislation.

  • Audits the accuracy of payroll tax filings.

  • Assist in the resolution of out of balance situations.

  • Subject matter expert for associate payroll tax issues.

  • Collaborates with taxing agencies and proposes solutions for payroll tax issues.

  • Ensure employee tax set-ups and wage adjustments are accurately recorded in the payroll system and are yielding the correct tax withholdings.

  • Create and review a variety of payroll tax integrity reports

  • Monitor payroll tax filing and calculations to ensure balancing of tax records.

  • Assist with the daily funding requirements.

  • Monitor and audit the monthly, quarterly and annual tax filings prepared by ADP

  • Ensure that the tax reconciliation process yields accurate annual statements of earnings (W-2, W-2pr, T4s and RL1s).

30% Research & Analysis

  • Investigate and resolve tax notices in a timely manner to minimize the risk of potential interest and penalty liabilities.

  • Perform complex tax reconciliations between ADP and Workday to ensure that quarterly tax filings are being sent to federal, state and local taxing authorities.

  • Research and assist with efforts to implement new tax jurisdictions and legislative changes by:

  • Developing business requirements

  • Assist with defining the test plan, ensuring the expected results are demonstrated through the testing process, and verifying the business change is correctly implemented

  • Communicate changes to associates affected by change.

  • Assist with set-up and loading of pre-acquisition data related to mergers and acquisitions.

20% Testing

  • Assists Manager in the development and implementation of payroll business processes.

  • Assist with test cases and test plans that are needed to validate that systems compute and behave properly.

  • Executes test cases and monitor success and failure throughout the development life cycle.

Core / Critical Competencies

Demonstrates a Commitment to Services Excellence, Trustworthiness and Integrity

  • Builds trust with others by following through on commitments

  • Conducts oneself ethically in personal and business interactions

Promote Innovation

  • Brings perspectives and approaches together, combining them in creative ways

  • Generates and champions new ideas and initiatives

Achieve Results

  • Pursues challenging goals; Shows a strong drive to achieve meaningful results

  • Anticipates potential roadblocks and challenges. Proactively resolves issues when they arise

Display Adaptability

  • Works productively in the face of multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change

Communicate Effectively

  • Conveys information clearly and concisely in written and spoken communication

  • Expresses self clearly and appropriately in group and individual interactions

  • Listens actively, acknowledges and summarizes others’ comments to ensure understanding

  • Conveys facts and information clearly in written and spoken communications

Collaborate with Others

  • Readily involves others appropriately to accomplish individual and group goals

  • Invites and builds on the ideas, input and feedback received from others

Build Productive Relationships (Internal / External)

  • Initiates and develops productive relationships with others; relates to others in an open, respectful and approachable manner

  • Manages disagreements tactfully, working toward win-win situations

Requirements & Qualifications


  • Some college coursework


  • 2-5 years related experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of US, Puerto Rico and Canadian payroll tax regulations

  • Strong computer skills preferred

  • Understanding of regulatory and legislative guidelines

  • Excellent documentation and communication skills required

  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written, and other communication skills

  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver with good time management skills, the ability to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail

  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly, demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks

  • Understanding of payroll, tax, and accounting and/or related subject matter

SCI Overview

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at .

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.78678

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Finance and Accounting

Type Full-Time

Postal 77007

Source SCI