Job Location:
US – Florida – Tampa

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Job Description


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Sr Payroll Tax Associate


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will work directly with the Payroll Tax Manager to ensure the outsourced payroll tax processing for the U.S., Puerto Rico, expatriate and Canada payroll taxes are processed and filed timely either directly or by the external administrator which includes:

  • Researching and handling all tax tracers
  • Maintaining the payroll tax amendment log
  • Handling all payroll tax report requests from Amgen business partners – Corporate Tax, etc.
  • Researching and handling all work/home state tax discrepancies
  • Provides support with the state and local registrations
  • Assists with all quarterly and annual payroll tax related tasks such as quarterly tax reconciliations and associated adjustments and year-end tax filings such as W-2s and associated tax adjustments
  • Provides support for the Trailing Equity process
  • Processing all payroll tax and workers compensation filing and reporting requirements not handled by the external administrator which includes workers compensation reporting, renewals and administrator information and audit requests and required Bureau of Statistics / Department of Labor report requests
  • Acts as a liaison with global mobility and associated external vendors handling expatriate employee tax filing requirements.
  • Documents processes and build Desktop procedures as needed
  • Assist with Workday EIBs for relocation and equity processes
  • Assist with GL questions and responsible for payroll funding reporting


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a candidate with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of payroll tax experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of payroll tax experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of payroll tax experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of compliance with local, state, and federal payroll tax regulations and filing associated tax returns
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll
  • Experience with Workday & Alight with a large employer 5,000+
  • Experience working with and coordinating an outsourced payroll provider
  • Good understanding of payroll and employee benefits related legislation primarily in the areas of federal, state and local payroll tax, wage and hour laws and benefits taxation
  • General understanding of statutory reporting and audit requirements pertaining to GAAP, FASB, SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Advanced report writing skills using payroll, timekeeping and ERP system report writing tools such as Workday
  • Ability to successfully work in teams to support achievement of project milestones
  • Ability to quickly understand and solve operational challenges/problems
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks
  • Advanced analytical skills using spreadsheet programs and good word processing capabilities using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to speak in public
  • CPP / FPC / CPA or other professional certification


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Salary Range

70,517.00 USD – 85,781.00 USD