Manager Tax (Payroll Tax)

at Highmark Health in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description :


*Note – If residing within 50 mile radius to a hub office there is a 3 day a week in office requirement.

This job manages payroll tax operations for both union and non-union customers across a diverse portfolio of health care-related businesses. Ensures proactive leadership in identifying trends and/or changes in federal, state and provincial laws to ensure compliance and manages remediation and ways our employees contact HR Services Center. Maintains a high level of customer service, and operational excellence. Ensures proper policies, procedures and controls to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Ensures proper processes and procedures are in place to ensure our customers receive a high level of accuracy and efficiency regarding inquires.


+ Perform management responsibilities to include, but are not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develop and implement policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.

+ Manage the controls and activities required for enterprise payroll, payroll tax, employment verification, and employee Licensure & Certification services, ensuring the timely, efficient, and accurate processes, distribution of the multiple payroll cycles and various payments to executive retirees and employee inquiries.

+ Develop and manage the efforts required to ensure the timely and accurate calculation, preparation and submission of payroll-related tax forms, tax payments, tax reporting and W-2 generation and reporting for Highmark Health.Direct the reconciliation of all payroll expenses and liabilities and the general ledger interface that includes data for financial reporting and cost allocations.

+ Manage the enhancement design and maintenance activities related to Payroll Tax, ensuring the timley, efficient and accurate processes and distribution of payroll taxes.

+ Collaborates with numerous other departments to ensure all appropriate payroll tax implications are managed during acquisitions, mergers and new pay program development.

+ Other duties as assigned



+ Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management/Human Resources OR 6 years relevant and progressive experience in lieu of Bachelor degree


+ None



+ 3 years of experience in management or leadership role

+ 5 years of Payroll Tax experience

+ 3 years of Customer Service experience.


+ Workday experienc



+ None


+ None


+ Analytical Skills

+ Process Improvement

+ Payroll Tax Administration

+ Customer Support

Language (Other than English):


Travel Requirement:

0% – 25%


Position Type


Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations. The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Job Posting: JC248168990

Posted On: Sep 20, 2023

Updated On: Nov 09, 2023

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