Robert Half International Payroll Tax Accountant in Houston, Texas


An established and prominent oil and gas company located near the Galleria area is seeking a Payroll Tax Accountant to join their team on a temporary to full time basis. This position will be responsible for all Payroll tax activities pertaining to the filing of federal, state and local payroll tax returns and payments according to federal, state and local regulations in a fast paced corporate environment. For immediate consideration, please email your resume to

  • Process weekly tax payment for multiple Tax Jurisdiction and multiple states

  • Process additional payments with ADP

  • Reconcile monthly, quarterly and annual tax returns as well as state withholding and unemployment returns with ADP files

  • Reconcile tax payments and wages to W2s for both Federal and State

  • Interact with Federal, state, and local tax agencies

  • File amended Tax Returns including issuing W2Cs

  • Perform Analysis to ensure Payments and Tax Returns are all reconciled including balancing to PeopleSoft and ADP

  • Analyze PeopleSoft Tax reports to ensure taxable wages are accurate at the employee and company levels

  • Internal reporting including gathering payroll information for subpoenas or VOE

  • Research and analysis on a variety of Federal, state, and local tax matters.

  • Perform due diligence task registering companies for withholding and unemployment purposes

  • Research Account Reconciliation issues (over/under payments) related to tax accounts

  • Perform testing to ensure adequate system changes for both ADP and PeopleSoft

  • Review executive compensation

  • Complete tax projections and forecast reports

  • Process daily garnishment file from ADP

  • Process weekly garnishment disbursement files to ADP

  • Address employee inquiries requesting duplicate W2s

  • File multi-state reports

  • Work with ADP to resolve issues for taxes and garnishments

  • Process stop payment requests, positive pay and positive pay exceptions

  • Assist with other projects as assigned including upgrades or implementations

  • Subject Matter Expert

  • Participate in necessary training to remain current on tax law

  • Assist where applicable to support more complicated notices before management is pulled in

  • Support the payroll department with tax related matters (ie: W2C, Tax Withholding questions)

  • Propose process improvements

  • Proactively work with vendor/ internal IT to resolve system issues from start to finish (ie: From opening ticket to scheduling meetings to communicate functional requirements)


  • 5 years of payroll and payroll tax processing experience supporting a large payroll process with multiple payroll runs and multiple state payroll operations

  • Positive attitude team approach

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Detailed oriented for accurate results

  • Highly motivated individual with excellent time management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Strong Excel and Word skills

  • Responsible team player

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Salary: $23 - 27/hr

Location: Houston, TX

Date Posted: March 15, 2019

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 04040-9501835384

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting & Finance