Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    Responsible for multi-state payroll tax administration, including research and analysis of payroll related tax laws; payroll tax deposits and reporting; communication with Federal, State and Local jurisdictions and authorities. Supports the payroll team in the accurate and timely payment and reporting of payroll taxes for the dynamic family of Smithfield employers, including 13 legal entities in the U.S. and many local authorities.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Maintains accurate records of tax withheld, payments & reporting.
    • Prepares withholding, unemployment, and other payroll related tax returns.
    • Maintains and adheres to schedule of payments & reporting.
    • Monitors system controls of tax calculations.
    • Prepares and carries out investigations into tax issues.
    • Provides tax calculation explanation to employee inquiries.
    • Works closely with payroll accountants in ensuring accurate liability validation.
    • Maintains related accounting information.
    • Reviews and confirms accuracy of W2 data.
    • Conducts tax register adjustments.
    • Maintains up-to-date account registrations with taxing authorities.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Associate’s degree (A.A.) from two-year college and 2+ years’ experience with payroll, accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Knowledge of Mastertax and SAP HCM, preferred.
    • Moderate skill-set in using Microsoft Office (especially Excel), required.
    • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to complete projects timely and accurately
    • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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