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Senior Payroll Accounting Consultant

Date Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Johnstown, PA, US, 15904

Company: MetLife


Job Location: Johnstown, PA        Alternate Job Location : Tampa, FL  


Role Value Proposition: 

As Senior Payroll Accounting Consultant, you’ll play a crucial role in ensuring MetLife’s compliance with federal, state and local payroll tax regulations.  You’ll stay abreast of changes to tax laws and interpret the impact to payroll processing at MetLife.  You’ll partner closely with our tax department and our external tax reporting vendor on quarter-end and year-end processing. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • End to end payroll tax process including quarter-end, year-end and W-2C processing
  • Payroll accounting, specifically reconciliation of payroll liability accounts, quarter-end and year-end reporting
  • Research complex federal, state and local tax regulations and apply regulation guidance to MetLife payroll processing
  • Complex payroll tax processing
  • Acts as the subject matter expert for payroll tax and compliance


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Minimum 3-5 years payroll tax experience with a large multi-state employer including expatriate payrolls
  • In depth understanding of end-to-end payroll process including quarter-end and year-end filing requirements
  • Process-driven and excellent attention to detail
  • Collaborative team player with strong focus and communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent  work experience required


  • Experience in a multi-national shared services payroll environment
  • Experience with Vertex and Ceridian
  • Experience with expatriate tax administration
  • CPP or CPA certification
  • Understanding of LEAN mindset and experience working under LEAN concepts
  • Experience with Oracle HCM a plus



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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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