Justworks
New York, NY

Director, Tax Research and Compliance at Justworks (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

The Director of Tax Research and Compliance is a subject matter expert that provides Justworks’ businesses with mission critical statutory guidance and support for highly complex requirements with respect to payroll calculations, payroll processes, payroll tax administration and reporting to keep systems and operations statutorily compliant.

Your Success ProfileWhat You Will Work On

The role's main focus is to monitor, assess, interpret, analyze, communicate and implement legislative and statutory requirements impacting US Federal, States, Territories and Locals.

  • Research and communicate information about current payroll laws, taxes/wage legislation, and company procedures to ensure compliance and customer understanding
  • When questions arise on payroll, withholdings and taxes, be the go-to person to provide answers, keeping the customer's experience top of mind
  • Handle highly complex escalated issues, tax notices or tax audits for federal, state and local agencies
  • Build robust formulas, validations, and review processes that enable you to successfully validate all payroll earnings, deductions, and taxes. These validations will help you ensure the accuracy and completeness of our payrolls each pay period, and at quarter and year end.
  • Keep business partners (customer success, payroll operations, tax operations, unemployment insurance) informed and ahead of statutory/legislative items that affect payroll, payroll tax processing, payroll tax reporting and associated benefits
  • Assess statutory impact and make recommendations for system and business requirements and implementation
  • Research and track pending legislation and agency changes via jurisdictional website searches, tax publications and newspaper reviews, to keep abreast of payroll, payroll tax and payroll tax reporting trends and issues that may potentially impact to Justworks’ products and services
  • Support internal control compliance initiatives, testing and remediation; ensure that payroll tax processes and procedures are updated. Provide guidance internally to Justworks’ Government Affairs and Legal departments
  • Act as SME and provide support internally and externally for initiatives as needed when Justworks expands into new jurisdictions and business services
How You Will Do Your Work
  • Detail-oriented - exercises extreme attention to detail; is thorough, accurate, organized, and productive and seeks to understand both the cause and effect of a situation.
  • Ethical practice - the ability to integrate core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
  • Clear communication - the ability to articulate thoughts and express ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to gain understanding.
  • Analytical - uses a logical reasoning process to break down and work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome.
  • Good judgement - the exercise of critical thinking, analyzing and assessing problems and implications, identifying patterns, making connections of underlying issues, understanding risks and developing mitigation strategies, and taking ownership of the outcome.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
Qualifications
  • Minimum 8 years of directly related experience working in a compliance, payroll and/or technical environment
  • Minimum 10 years of experience providing tax consulting and advisory services preferably to a diverse set of small and medium businesses from multiple industries
  • Experience with reading, interpreting, and communicating complex federal and state legislation
  • Good business partnership instincts: an ability to quickly develop trusted relationships among functional peers in senior management
  • An orientation towards being thoughtfully decisive, with a bias toward action
  • Good communication skills that is suitable for a fast paced, rapid decision-making environment

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Please Note: We believe Justworks has a responsibility to support efforts to get as many people vaccinated as possible. We’re committed to safeguarding the well-being of our employees, their families and the broader community from the risks associated with COVID-19. Because this position requires onsite work, this position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.  As an equal opportunity employer, Justworks will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated in accordance with its obligations pursuant to applicable federal, state, provincial, and local law. 

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 

Our DEI Commitment

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Where we are

Justworks’ new headquarters at 55 Water Street, located in downtown NYC, overlooks the East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

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What are Justworks Perks + Benefits

Justworks Benefits Overview

People are our most prized asset. We do hard work, and we’ll always work hard to take care of you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Whether it's through Justworks-sponsored initiatives or in pursuit of a cause that matters to you, get paid while you're giving back. All Justworks’ employees get up to five fully-paid volunteer day
Friends outside of work
Get to know your colleagues and make new friends during outings to local NYC events, our annual summer camp retreat, and monthly random lunches.
Eat lunch together
Monthly random lunches help us all take some time out to meet people from across the company.
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Justworks’ dedicated program manager for Diversity and Inclusion (D+I) oversees the company’s formal practices and policies.
Highly diverse management team
Justworks is committed to constantly improving our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the entire company.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
At Justworks, we believe it takes diversity of identity, culture, and life experience to create a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Justworks has eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are all committed to making the company's work culture more diverse and inclusive.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Justworks employees can contribute up to $2,500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Justworks offers its employees multiple wellness perks including access to Talkspace, Classpass, Gympass, and a complimentary membership to Headspace.
Mental Health Benefits
Justworks offers employees access to Talkspace and an annual complimentary membership to Headspace.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Justworks Family Matters Employee Resource Group hosts events throughout the year for employees and their families to participate.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Enjoy access to top-notch medical, dental, and vision insurance with the options you need to feel secure and take care of yourself, your way. Justworks offers plans with 100% covered premiums for individuals and 90%+ covered premiums for families.

Taking care of yourself doesn't end with having good health insurance, especially when it comes to dealing with stress or issues in your life outside of work. Get free access to Talkspace, the leader in anonymous, accessible, and professional online therapy. Plus, with Health Advocate, you’ll have legal, financial, and medical bill resources at the ready.

We carefully vet the benefits and perks we offer in Justworks. That means you get access to all the same great options as our customers, plus everything that’s still in beta — all while helping to make our product even better.

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