U.S. Physical Therapy Payroll Tax Specialist in Houston, Texas

U S Physical Therapy is currently seeking a Payroll Tax Specialist to join our Corporate Payroll Department in Houston TX. The Payroll Tax Specialist will monitor, prepare and reconcile payroll taxes and coordinate any issues with various taxing authorities. The Payroll Tax Specialist should possess great team skills and have the ability to do detailed research.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and reconcile payroll tax reporting after each pay run to ensure accurate filings.

  • Register for State and Unemployment account numbers for new states.

  • Manage filing of tax updates weekly.

  • Process all local, state and federal withholding deposits.

  • Process all monthly, quarterly and annual tax returns.

  • Submit W-2’s to require taxing agencies.

  • Process SSI activities, including W2-C’s as needed.

  • Assist with system maintenance of tax rates.

  • Prepare and reconcile payroll taxes to the general ledger.

  • Prepare and reconcile Payroll reports to 941s and W-2s.

  • Perform special projects and research.

  • Research and reconcile payroll taxes from prior periods.

  • Interact with government agencies to represent our organization to resolve complex tax cases.

  • Gather and report requested date to internal and external recipients.

  • Perform all other duties as may be required by the needs of the business.


  • Accountability - Accepts responsibility for decisions and how their decisions affect others

  • Business Acumen - Understands the broader financial implications of one’s responsibilities and the link to the “bottom line” of our business

  • Communication and Feedback - Shares information effectively, in the appropriate timeframe, as well as effectively using listening skills when working with others

  • Diversity Awareness - Values and respects individual differences, while supporting an inclusive work environment

  • Adaptability - Managing Change - Works efficiently in a constantly changing environment, demonstrating a willingness to learn, to take new and unique ideas, concepts, strategies, and approaches and apply them for positive results

  • Technical Expertise - Effectively applies knowledge and skills within a particular area of expertise and keeps abreast of new knowledge and developments in one’s area of expertise and/or responsibility

Minimum Requirements:

  • CPP preferred but not required

  • 5 - 10 years of experience with payroll tax filings and compliance issues

  • 5 - 10 years of experience processing multi-state payroll

  • Working knowledge of payroll best practices

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations

  • Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel

  • Strong work ethic and a team player

  • High degree of professionalism

  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material

  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills

  • Ability to communicate with various levels of management

  • Decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills


High School Graduate

Associate or Bachelor Degree a Plus


Commensurate with experience; plus excellent benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, 401(k) and PTO.

ID: 2016-10719