Payroll Tax and Garnishment Specialist -Denver, CO

UnitedHealth Group
June 5, 2021
Atlanta, GA
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

As a Payroll Tax Specialist, this position is responsible for filing local, state, and federal payroll tax returns including quarterly and annual reconciliation of payroll paid and taxes withheld. Responds to questions and special requests from regulatory agencies regarding taxes and payroll withholding procedures. Research tax law changes if necessary.

As a Garnishment Specialist, this position is responsible for collecting, reviewing and analyzing payroll information to effectively administer involuntary deductions from pay, such as child support, state and federal tax levies, creditor garnishments, etc.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Payroll Tax
    • Correspond with tax agencies in writing and verbally as necessary
    • Ensure team member taxes were setup correctly through daily, monthly, and quarterly tax audits
    • Maintain payroll tax files and records
    • Process timely and accurate payroll tax payments and filings with appropriate federal, state and local agencies
    • Reconcile payroll taxes, wages, monthly, quarterly, annual, and third party pay
    • Reconcile W2s to validate wage and tax information
    • Record third party payments of relocation, sick pay, and stock options
    • Register with State and Local agencies for new tax accounts and determine ongoing state and local tax requirements
    • Research and resolve discrepancies identified by Federal, State, and Local tax agencies
    • Respond to team member inquires and questions ad necessary
    • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Garnishment
    • Process court ordered wage garnishments, including child support, student loans, wage assignments, bankruptcy orders, state and federal tax levies
    • Collects and maintains electronic files for all withholding orders
    • Enters wage garnishment orders in our payroll system accurately and in a timely manner
    • Sets up garnishment vendors appropriately
    • Ensures payroll deduction reports are run timely and are accurate and in compliance with laws
    • Ensures all garnishment payments are accurate and in compliance with withholding orders and the laws
    • Research and respond to inquiries from employees, courts, state and federal agencies and others regarding garnishment orders
    • Assist as needed to ensure accurate and timely reconciliation of garnishment accounts and establishes Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) of payments to comply with jurisdiction rules
    • Respond to team member inquires and questions ad necessary
    • Perform other duties as assigned

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of payroll tax experience
  • Knowledge of multi-state and local taxation, and multi-state garnishments 
  • MS Office knowledge
  • Ability to problem solve
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work independently

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $53,300 to $95,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary,  UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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