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Palmer Group is partnering with a well-established organization in their search for Payroll Tax Accountant. By bringing together talented people in a collaborative team environment that sets high standards for excellence, this company provides enriching career experiences that engage and challenge employees. If this background pertains to your experience, we would like to discuss this opportunity with you!  


  • Develop, implement, and support payroll processes and procedures to ensure compliance with company policies and government regulations
  • Oversee and prepare all required federal, state, and local tax filings
  • Research and monitor payroll compliance issues
  • Plan and implement the tax updates to the payroll system and the maintenance of and upgrades to the payroll tax filing system
  • Oversee the maintenance of payroll tax records, payment of payroll tax deposits, and preparation of all required federal, state, and local tax filings and forms
  • Serve as company contact to resolve discrepancies and issues
  • Research and interpret payroll accounting and tax issues
  • Advise payroll and human resources staff regarding payroll and tax requirements related to executive compensation, expatriate and foreign employee taxation, fringe benefits, and other non-wage compensation, payroll tax registrations and nexus, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Plan, test, and implement upgrades and enhancements to the payroll tax filing system and the tax and regulatory updates for the human resources/payroll system; coordinate with the vendors to explain requirements and resolve issues identified
  • Oversee and monitor the reconciliation of the MEC payroll-related balance sheet accounts; develop the annual MEC payroll taxes budget; serve as liaison to the treasury, accounting, and corporate tax departments for matters related to payroll accounting and taxes
  • Provide payroll accounting and tax issues guidance to the payroll analyst and specialists


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or equivalent related work experience
  • 6+ years of related work experience
  • 4+ years of related to payroll tax accounting
  • Certified public accountant designation is preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of payroll tax regulations and procedures and experience with payroll tax filings

Work Model

  • Remote, Hybrid, and in-office schedules available

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Palmer Group at (515) 225-7000 or email

Ref: JOB-38852

Palmer Group

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Urbandale, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$83000 - $98000