Payroll Tax Manager

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Posted: November 30, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1385161122-en-us

Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Payroll Tax Manager in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


With $70.1 billion in 2015 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.


The Payroll Tax Manager is responsible for managing the day to day Tax operations including 3rd Party Tax providers and ensure the accurate and timely tax payments and filing of Federal, State and Local returns and wage information. Implements and maintains Tax processes and procedures. He/she provides direction, communicate requirements and ensure system is compliant with regulatory requirements. He/she is also responsible for leading all year-end and W2 processing along with driving continuous process improvements and management of TUBS (Tax Update Bulletins) and BSI upgrades. Additionally, he/she provides tax and regulatory guidance to other Specialist groups as well as serve as tax liaison to resolve escalated tax issues. He/she must manage his or her duties with an end-to-end process awareness and attention to upstream and downstream implications; consequently, effective partnership with peers within the service center, J&J colleagues outside the service center, and third party vendors outside the company is critical.


The principal responsibilities include the following: 

  • Managing Payroll Tax function and implementing processes and procedures to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of taxable wages and tax withholdings in compliant with regulatory requirements. Additionally, providing guidance and prioritization for process improvements and upcoming regulations.
  • Overseeing the TUBS (Tax Update Bulletins) and BSI upgrades for the SAP Payroll environment to ensure the payroll system is up to date with all tax regulatory and compliance legislation.
  • Responsibility for managing the reconciliations and interfaces to 3rd Party Tax providers to ensure timely and accurate tax payments and filing of Federal, State and Local tax returns.
  • Managing all year-end activities and provide guidance and strategy for the processing of annual income and W-2 statements.
  • Providing payroll tax support to business partners integrated in the payroll process included but not limited to HR, Benefits, Savings Plan, and Executive Compensation Management.
  • Participating in acquisitions and divestitures providing leadership for tax setup and support.
  • Advising the employee contact center of tax process changes and regulation changes.
  • Monitoring and educating the payroll team of current and upcoming regulatory and compliance legislature.
  • Providing input into Payroll Tax strategies.
  • Responsibility for maintaining all compliance requirements for Tax processes. 
  • Assuring that third party vendors adhere to established service level agreements, and provide feedback regarding performance.
  • Supporting the development and execution of the SOX Program (404).
  • Supporting internal audits, external audits (PwC) and government audits.
  • Liaising with Operating Companies to discuss escalated issues, policies, procedures and review service quality and metrics, make recommended adjustments as necessary.
  • Maintaining and enhancing Payroll Tax team performance to improve effectiveness and efficiency and support strategic direction.  
  • Developing, coaching and mentoring a high performance motivated team.
  • Setting annual goals and develop effective career and development paths.
  • Encouraging continuous learning design and implement customer service improvement initiatives. 
  • Effectively manage employee performance using established company tools/methodology as well as providing input into recommend compensation, recognition, transfer, promotion, or other personnel decisions.  Assuring that company policies and practices are followed, and set an example for team members
  • Recruiting and hiring staff as appropriate. 
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of previous experience in Payroll operations, accounting, or tax role is required.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or other designation is strongly desired
  • Experience with an ERP system (Payroll modules of SAP) is preferred
  • Experience with Payroll applications (e.g., ADP, Empower, BSI Tax Locator, TALX) preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • Experience in developing/improving Payroll Tax processes to maximize efficiency & deliver quality services required
  • Proficient understanding of payroll process controls, financial compliance, and regulations required
  • Ability to work in a team based environment is required
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Prior people management experiences are required
  • Exposure to contact center applications (especially case management) preferred 
  • Experience with Microsoft tools (word, excel and access) required
  • Approximately 5-10% local travel required.
  • This position is located in New Brunswick, NJ.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
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