• Sr. Accountant, Payroll Tax

    Job Function
    Accounting/Financial Services
    Position Type
    Experienced Professionals
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    The Chick-fil-A Tax Department is responsible for tax compliance, technology, special projects, research and audit defense functions for independently-owned franchised restaurants and corporate activities. We exist to provide tax planning, regulatory reporting and consulting to stakeholders, governments, external auditors and business leaders.  As we grow in complexity and global footprint, we seek to influence business decisions, reduce tax liability and mitigate risk.


    The Sr. Accountant, Payroll Tax responsibilities will be to support the Payroll Tax Department’s Payroll Tax Compliance function by assisting with U.S. Federal, state, and local payroll tax compliance and audits for Chick-fil-A, Inc., related affiliates, and third-party franchisees. This role’s primary responsibilities are to process payroll tax payments, and process and file payroll tax returns.  This role will also assist with all year-end payroll tax compliance requirements.  As Chick-fil-A grows into the International market, this role will include any international responsibilities to support third-party franchisees, payroll systems and payroll tax compliance. 


    • Establish agency tax accounts and process payroll tax payments for Chick-fil-A, Inc., related affiliates, and third-party franchisees via accounts payable, state websites, and other electronic methods.
    • Prepare, process and file payroll tax returns for Chick-fil-A, Inc., related affiliates, and third-party franchisees in a timely manner to meet agency deadlines.
    • Maintain unemployment rates for third-party franchisees in current systems.
    • Maintain proper tax calculations in current system.
    • Reconcile general ledger tax liability accounts and investigate account differences and issues.
    • Research and answer Federal, state, and local correspondence regarding payroll taxes, payments, and general account information.
    • Remain current of any regulatory changes on Federal, state, and local
    • Establish and build relationships with taxing agents.
    • Assist with special projects and perform other additional duties upon request.
    • Knows and applies comprehensive knowledge of Payroll Tax Compliance specialization to the completion of complex assignments and solves complex problems.
    • Performs work under limited supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters.
    • Operates with considerable latitude for unreviewed action or decision.
    • May orient, train, assign and check the work of lower level employees and/or be designated as a formal or informal team leader.
    • May lead projects independently, and works as part of a project team to deliver medium to large projects or outcomes and may be involved on more than one project at a given time.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 5 or more years of Payroll, Tax or Accounting experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • CPA

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 8 or more years of Payroll, Tax or Accounting experience
    • Masters' Degree in Accounting or Tax
    • CPP

    Minimum Years of Experience


    Travel Requirements


    Required Level of Education

    Bachelor's Degree

    Preferred Level of Education

    Masters Degree


    Accounting or Finance

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