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Payroll Tax Manager, US

S&P Global
Boulder, USA
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Payroll Tax Manager, US

The Location: 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO

The Team: In this role, you'll be an integral part of S&P's Global Payroll team, a group of action-oriented professionals who drive the creation of world-class payroll. We outsource our tax filings but need someone with deep US payroll tax expertise. This position reports to the Americas Payroll Leader and has one direct report. This role collaborates within the Payroll COE, across the People Experience area, and across other areas within the Purpose function and the company.

The Impact: This position ensures compliance with the complex different tax legislations and management of our tax vendor.

What's in it for you:
  • A blank canvas where you can make and shape based on your own experience and strategic direction.
  • This role will start with a focus on US payroll tax but can expand into different countries and/or regions.
  • Play a lead role in supporting the strategic direction of the company through review of (new) payroll tax legislation, the impact, and provide recommendations.
  • Provide direct consultative subject matter expertise to support strategic objectives and develop solutions to address business needs.
  • Develop communication materials and programs to educate and inform people leaders and participants of the key features and potential value of the global payroll team.
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely filing of agency notices by implementing a strong governance and audit model with our third-party payroll vendor.
  • Monitor changes to tax regulations and provide training to the US payroll team and our partners' teams to share the knowledge and build a broader understanding of payroll tax.
  • Ensure compliance for payroll tax withholding and payments.
  • Multi-jurisdiction review.
  • Facilitate the proper tax calculation of cash and non-cash fringe benefits.
  • Audit payroll tax withholding on a regular basis.
  • Lead tax support for any internal and external payroll audits.
  • Review and resolve employee pay-related inquiries.
  • Provide direction and guidance to one direct report.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum 8+ years of relevant experience in US payroll tax
  • Minimum 5+ years supervisory experience
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and make decisions
  • Strong analytical, accounting, and research skills
  • Strong knowledge of tax compliance and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. federal, state, and local reporting requirements
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Influencer
  • Strong organization skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Not afraid to challenge status quo
  • Experience with regulated companies is a plus
Preferred skills and qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and achieve strategic goals
  • Ability to be influential with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Expertise in companies with a global, distributed workforce
  • Strong judgment, problem-solving, negotiation, influence, and conflict resolution skills
  • High integrity, sound judgment, and the utmost discretion
Compensation/Benefits Information (This section is only applicable to US candidates)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $72,300 to $140,800.00.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


103 - Middle Management (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 10 - Officials or Managers (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), HUMRES103.2 - Middle Management Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 295246
Posted On: 2023-11-27
Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

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