Job Location:
United States – Florida – Tampa

The Sr Associate – US Payroll, Tax & Compliance is responsible for accurate tax withholding, processing and reporting associated with US payroll, including system updates, quarterly reporting, adjustments, Workday data maintenance and agency communications/relationships.  Manage the year-end W2 process and other tax-related projects associated with US Payroll Operations as required.  Primary point of contact and collaboration with US Tax (Federal and State) team for audit defense and reporting.


  • Ensure tax withholding during the Payroll run process are invoiced accurately by ADP; validate through ADPR Report query for accuracy and correct funding

  • Ensure that all any new localities are set up in ADP EV5 Payroll system

  • Review and validate Quarterly Tax Reporting for Federal, State, Local Income and Unemployment tax reporting

  • Process adjustments for current and prior quarters

  • Manage the annual year-end tax and W2 process for payroll

  • Process Prior Year W-2Cs

  • Validate Year End Tax Reporting

  • Correct payroll tax issues resulting from changes in personal data

  • Coordinate with HR Generalists and managers to ensure accurate employee information in Workday and ADP EV5

  • Work with State Tax team and ADP to ensure that Agency notices from jurisdictions are addressed, including work with state agencies to clear and address various filing issues and problems

  • Coordinate with Equifax, Unemployment vendor, to ensure that Unemployment rates are entered and reflected in ADP

  • Address all state unemployment insurance and state income tax credit issues to ensure accurate colleague data on W-2s

  • Audit payroll database for accurate tax data for new hires, rehires and employees who transfer between states

  • Run address change report to capture any local jurisdiction changes and make any necessary corrections

  • Liaison with HR Service Center, IBM, Payroll Tax and assist with the processing of adjustments for current and prior quarter

  • Research inquiries; participate in projects as assigned


  • 5+ years’ experience in payroll, tax, accounting, human resources

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Human Resources, OR related field required with 3 years relevant experience OR master’s degree with 1-year relevant experience, OR associate degree with 6 years relevant experience, OR 8 years relevant experience with high school diploma.

  • Ability to research, troubleshoot system errors and other complex issues to bring issues to resolution

  • Intermediate Excel skills

  • Knowledge of payroll labor laws and tax laws

  • Strong critical thinking, problem analysis and resolution skills

  • Data and database analysis

  • Must be customer service oriented and able to communicate effectively with all personnel levels

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality


  • Experience with Workday, ADP, or other common HCM, payroll and time/attendance systems preferred

  • Certified Payroll Professional, or similar professional designation preferred

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Data analysis and complex calculations

Other Job Details:

  • Must be able to work in Pfizer Tampa office 2-3 days per week, or as needed by the business

  • May need to work non-standard hours depending on projects / payroll cycles assigned and payroll processing schedule.

Last day to apply: Nov 28th 2023

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $65,400.00 to $109,000.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided applies to the Tampa, FL location only. The salary range provided does not apply to any other United States location or locations outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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