Accounting Coordinator, Payroll Tax

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


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 Accounting Coordinator, 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 the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of Payroll Tax Compliance.
  • Performs work under moderate supervision that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character, but usually involves limited responsibility.
  • Solves a range of straightforward problems and analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures.
  • Possesses advanced analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills and abilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 or more years of related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a CPA 

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA
  • 5+ year of related experience 

Minimum Years of Experience


Travel Requirements


Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree



Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)


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