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Payroll Tax Analyst

Requisition ID:  255190

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/31/2022

Project Overview:

Bechtel Business Services (BBS) is a professional, skills-based shared services organization responsible for delivering the full spectrum of Finance, Human Resources, Facilities Services and Corporate Systems services in support of Bechtel operations worldwide. BBS’ mission is to deliver high-quality business services utilizing a global organization that leverages technology and standardizes processes enhancing Bechtel’s financial performance.


Position Summary:

The Payroll Tax Analyst is responsible for all the state and federal tax deposits, filings and reporting for all U.S. Bechtel manual, non-manual, and expatriate employees. Will also perform similar functions for Canadian national employees and for expatriates working in Canada. Assignment calls for strong judgement and resourcefulness to resolve problems when solutions may not be obvious. The position will work closely with other payroll tax members, state tax offices, payroll, corporate tax, and human resources.



  • Uploading and daily processing of tax files from the various payrolls into tax software.
  • Collection of payroll tax downloads, balancing of payroll tax data and processing deposits timely from multiple sources.
  • Perform detailed analysis and quarterly/yearly reconciliation of payroll tax unit balances and payments made/due.
  • Preparation of federal, state, and local income tax returns, state unemployment tax returns, and prior quarter/yearend adjustments.
  • Prepare any amended federal, state, or local returns as necessary.
  • Preparation and filing of all annual tax returns for both the US and Canada, including W2s, Form 940, federal and state electronic media, T4 slips and RL1 slips.
  • Maintain all state unemployment rate information and communication of rate updates to our tax vendor and all payrolls as applicable.
  • Understand and analyze state and federal tax withholding, deposit methods/due dates, and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain company information and rates in Tax Gathering System (TGS) and MasterTax records.
  • Prepare and submit daily journal entries to book tax payments utilizing Oracle Financials.
  • Review and respond to general ledger balance inquiries for payroll tax accounts.
  • Work with HR personnel to determine when a new unemployment tax account is needed.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in a related field or in lieu of a degree 3 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research, analysis, reconciliations, and critical thinking skills for offering solutions to unique tax scenarios.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP HCM and expatriate payrolls.
  • Familiar with journal entry process in Oracle Financials.
  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s general ledger and chart of accounts.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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