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Title:  Senior Analyst Payroll

Location: 

Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  21050
  • Position Summary 

    The primary responsibility of the Senior Analyst is to provide a broad range of analytical, reporting, accounting and taxation tasks for the Payroll department The Senior Analyst reviews complex payroll, benefits and payroll tax related issues with an emphasis on analytical expertise and ensures year to date balances are in sync between third party business partners and the general ledger. The Senior Analyst ensures the integrity and reliability of payroll and payroll taxes. 

    Essential Responsibilities 

    • Support the corporation’s multi-state & global payroll tax compliance, in adherence with federal, state, and local laws, including close monitoring of expatriates/inter-country transfers 

    • Perform in-depth research, analyze, and resolve complex employee tax issues, inquiries and various reporting requirements as well as address tax issues that may arise during payroll processing with high sense of urgency 

    • Keep current on tax releases to ensure timely updates to SAP 

    • Develop, test and document new procedures, enhancements and modifications to support the operation and maintenance of the payroll system and accurate payroll tax treatment, including testing of tax tubs prior to being moved to production 

    • Create reports/queries to meet department and Company needs from SAP Ad Hoc reporting 

    • Ensure the accuracy of Payroll System tax postings 

    • Perform payroll tax general ledger account reconciliations on a monthly/quarterly and annual basis 

    • Perform reconciliations for past payroll tax filings  

    • Prepare postings and reconciliation for all international payrolls 

    • Maintain data integrity through a process of continuous audits, pro-active issue resolution and communicate ideas that contribute to the tactical development of maintaining tax compliance  

    • Work closely with 3rd party business partner to ensure proper remittance, reporting and treatment of payroll taxes 

    • Interpret year-end Domestic & Global Relocation tax calculations processed by third party business partner and ensure accuracy and compliance with multi-state taxation methodology and coordination with any international third party payroll agencies  

    • Analyze and manage the forecast of  payroll tax costs associated with the company’s flight benefits programs 

    • Coordinate with the stock administration team to ensure correct federal and multi-state tax withholding on equity-related compensation 

    • Coordinate, participate in and oversee department year-end close responsibilities including fringe benefit adjustments and W-2 audit tests 

    • All other duties as assigned 

    Minimum Experience and Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field  

    • Three (3)years of experience in Payroll, and/or Public Accounting 

    • Current knowledge of Federal, State and Local payroll/income tax law 

    • Experience in handling Federal and State audits and inquiries 

    • Understanding of internal controls, payroll accounting and reconciliations 

    • Ability to research payroll tax related changes 

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel) suite 

    • Excellent communication and analytical skills 

    • Knowledge of payroll and related HR subject matter 

    • Detail oriented in creating and automating procedures 

    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously 

    • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test 

    • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located 

    Preferred Experience and Qualifications 

    • CPA   

    • SAP experience  

    • Ability to provide constructive feedback and supervise others  

    • Proficient with report writing software 

    Crewmember Expectations:  

    • Regular attendance and punctuality  

    • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice 

    • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance 

    • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft 

    • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun  

    • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards  

    • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))   

    Equipment:  

    • Computer and other office equipment 

    Work Environment:  

    • Normal Office Environment 

    Physical Effort:   

    • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary) 

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