Payroll Tax Specialist


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Website Universal Plant Services

Payroll Tax Specialist

Universal Plant Services (UPS) is a top-tier specialty service company headquartered in Deer Park, TX, with 16 full-service facilities across the United States. With over 30 years of experience serving the energy industry, we are committed to exceeding client expectations by delivering world-class equipment service capabilities. We offer comprehensive project management, construction, installation, maintenance, and repair services for daily maintenance requirements, turnarounds, and capital projects. Our culture is deeply rooted in our dedication to excellence, and we take pride in being a trusted partner for our clients. Our goal is to continue delivering the highest levels of professionalism and quality, all while remaining at the forefront of the specialty service industry.

UPS Industrial Services is searching for a Payroll Tax Specialist to work at our corporate office located in Deer Park, TX. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in payroll processing and taxation. This position is full-time and offers a standard benefits package.


  • Apply, register, and maintains company compliance with state SUI and withholding tax accounts for new locations, FEINS, as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal, state, and local tax regulations, including taxation of fringe benefits, by studying existing and new legislation and advising management on needed action.
  • Establishes and maintains federal, state, and local tax rates and information.
  • Ensure employee payroll taxes are processed timely and accurately and in compliance with Federal and State law.
  • Reconciles payroll tax reports to ensure accurate filings.
  • Responsible for tax balancing and oversight of filing of tax returns in all applicable jurisdictions.
  • Monitors and researches changes in tax regulations and updates payroll systems as needed.
  • Maintain unemployment tax rates and communicate changes to third-party tax service.
  • Provides payroll tax support and resolves tax issues or questions by researching and gathering the information needed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Responsible for receiving, processing, and reconciling payroll tax related correspondence received via mail, email, or phone.
  • Provide customer service to employees by providing documents and information on payroll tax issues/questions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school or equivalent
  • Accounting Degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of payroll tax processing
  • Knowledge of Vista Viewpoint preferred
  • Experience with ADP Smart Compliance integration preferred
  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of best payroll practices


  • Able to deal with difficult issues with employees in a calm, knowledgeable and discrete manner.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and a proactive approach when completing tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and accountability skills, along with strong written and verbal communication skills.


EEO statement

Universal Plant Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Tagged as: ADP, Excel, FEINS, Payroll Tax, Reconciliation, SUI, Viewpoint, withholding tax

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