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Payroll Tax Specialist 

EOE StatementAscentis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Payroll Tax Specialist is responsible for engaging with clients who recently purchased the Ascentis Payroll product for the current year. In this role, you will need to possess a strong understanding of Payroll Wage and Tax law by state and local entity, as well as, multi-state tax such as Reciprocity and Nexus. As part of the Professional Services team, you can expect to deliver unsurpassed client support by exemplifying our cultural norms.

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What are the general responsibilities of the position?

As a Payroll Tax Specialist, you will work with clients to extract the Quarter-to-date wages, deductions and taxes by employees that will need to be loaded into the Ascentis system for accurate W-2 production. You will engage with clients and consult with them on issues they may have with their current data they are extracting or issues with how they filed prior quarterly returns. Additional core expectations include:

  • Portfolio – You can expect to carry 20 to 40 clients per quarter – in some cases multiple FEIN’s per client. Clients will range in both size and complexity.
  • Throughput – You will manage the throughput of the projects you participate on to either meet or exceed delivery on implementation milestones as established in the client’s project timeline. The QTD totals for each client need to be balanced, corrected and loaded prior to the client processing their first payroll in Ascentis. There are fast moving deadlines associated with this role.
  • Quality – You will strive to deliver the highest quality client experience as measured by client feedback and surveys.
  • Impact/Innovation – Ascentis highly values impact and innovation. You will actively participate in the collaboration and development of processes and innovation within the Professional Services team and Ascentis at large.

Position Requirements

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years of experience in payroll and payroll taxes, CPP preferred
  • Strong logical, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to give persuasive advice and guidance to clients, leading them down a path to the best possible outcomes.
  • Strong technical aptitude with above average excel skills and the ability to manipulate a variety of data formats.
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility to thrive in aa fast-paced and ever-changing work environment.
  • Strong and adaptive communication skills enabling you to work with and develop strong relationships with variety of client personalities and learning styles.
  • Ability to function within a defined process, while still having the capacity to see the big picture and step outside the box where appropriate.
  • A team player who is focused on providing an exemplary client centric experience
Location Minneapolis  
About the Organization The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!


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