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Aston Carter Payroll Tax Specialist in Glenview, Illinois


Currently looking for a Tax Specialist/Payroll Analyst to help with the team. This is a contract role, with no set end date, but manager guessed it would be March 2022 - they are going to convert folks that do the job the right way and are going to be long term fits.

  • Provides internal and external customer service through timely research and preparation of requested/necessary amended payroll tax returns and ensure the accuracy of our customers’ federal, state and local filings.

  • Prepares amended tax returns using 1099, internal software, Bloomberg BNA, or MasterTax systems to ensure accuracy of customer’s payroll tax filings.

  • Enters and processes payroll adjustments in our system to update quarter-to-date and year-to-date wage and tax information for current year amended returns to ensure YTD data integrity.

  • Researches tax amendments based on information provided by customers and partners in other departments, and make appropriate recommendations and any necessary tax filing changes.

  • Utilize SalesForce and CSR Notes to manage their workload and productivity.

  • Updates cases in SalesForce with appropriate status of the amended returns, entering comments/notes, and attaching completed amended returns to document work done, resent to the client and filed with the appropriate agency.

  • Speaks with Customer Care staff members and/or directly with clients to gather necessary information and clarify inconsistent data needed to update any tax issues.

  • Maintains our SLA (service level agreements) goal of 2-week turnaround time for the department to amend and return any findings to the client.

  • Provide accurate, quality work, measured by having no more than 1% amendment rejection rate as measured by the department leadership.

  • Provides insights into systemic payroll operational issues to the product management and technology teams to ensure fixes are made to avoid future taxation issues.

  • May take incoming customer calls in the Customer Care queue as needed during peak periods such as year end

  • Amended/Adjusted Payroll Tax returns – state and locals

  • 941, W2, W2C, etc

  • Understand Forms 8856, 1040 ES, etc

  • Semi-current with new Covid-19 legislative requirements

  • Tax Deferrals


Payroll, Tax, Amendments, Returns, Excel, Documentation, salesforce crm, Payroll tax

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


-A high school diploma required.

-2+ years of payroll processing, payroll tax or payroll analyst experience.

-Experience with Excel - basic knowledge . amended/adjusted payroll tax returns- state and local

-941, 942, W2, W2C, 1040, 8856, 1099


-Degree in accounting

-Experience working for a payroll company.

-Certified payroll professional certification

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.