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Payroll Tax Analyst

bw_wordkay_placeAuburn Hills - Michigan - USA

bw_wordkay_timeNov 08, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time



Payroll Tax Analyst


Reliably delivering what’s needed today

There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things.  We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.

Constantly pursuing what’s next

Our proven track record has made us an industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements. 

Product leadership that’s changing the world

Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world.  We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution.  Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.


BorgWarner is currently seeking for a “dynamic, results-driven” individual to join as an Payroll Tax Analyst at our World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  This person would be responsible for all areas of the payroll tax function to ensure compliance with the IRS, and state tax regulations, as well as responding internally to the payroll related G/L and accounting items.


  • Responsible for periodic, quarterly and annual US payroll tax reconciliation for 16 FEINS in multiple states in the US.
  • Investigate, resolve and respond to tax authority notices and correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll for salaried, expats and inpats
  • Work directly with accounting, accounts payable and payroll in reconciliation process to balance Payroll totals, and tax filing totals.
  • Responsible for identifying, registering, and administering new payroll taxes as work locations are created.
  • Responsible for managing current tax accounts and making updates or closing accounts when locations are closed or moved.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate tax changes for impact to company and employees. Maintain state unemployment rates and ensure rates are updated timely.

  • Monitor and inform team of policy and/or legal changes to as required to keep payroll organization in compliance with tax rules.
  • Remain current on new legislation and regulatory rulings impacting payroll in both US and keep leadership abreast of upcoming changes that impact company.
  • Work with Payroll Manager in development of audits/controls for proper tax set up and reviews
  • Review and analyze current payroll tax procedures and makes recommendations on process changes.
  • Validate and audit relocation data received from the third-party vendor for domestic and international population
  • Participate in system testing, troubleshooting and problem resolution.
  • Collaborate with team to support year-end processing.
  • Assist with internal and external audits and reporting requests, including providing information, reports and documentation and data analysis as needed.


  • 3+ years’ experience with US payroll & payroll tax reconciliation
  • Experience with multiple FEIN’s, Multiple States and Multiple localities
  • Strong understanding of payroll process flow and Federal, State and Local tax regulations
  • Exposure to relocation for both domestic & international and stock options
  • Strong working knowledge of payroll concepts, approved practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated skills in researching issues, troubleshooting and problem resolution.
  • Ability to multi-task, as well as track and meet critical deadlines, and collaborate with team.
  • Very strong Excel skills, or ability to learn quickly. Must be able to handle projects as a team
  • Proven record dealing with confidential data using discretion.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Preferred requirements:
  • Certified Payroll Professional preferred
  • Experience working with ADP and Smart Compliance is required


  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Ambiguiity
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Ethics and Values
  • Interpersonal Savvy


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires.  This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses.  He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers.  In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.


BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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