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Sr. Payroll Tax Specialist


Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for a Payroll Tax Specialist to support the payroll tax and reporting functions. You will join a team of professionals and contribute to making our payroll function efficient, accurate, and dedicated to employee experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with payroll tax reporting and withholding in the US and Canada.

  • Develop audits to find payroll tax irregularities.

  • Test and validate payroll system updates for tax compliance.

  • Prepare and reconcile estimated tax deposits.

  • Perform timely state and local tax registrations as needed.

  • Prepare year-end tax audits and reconciliations prior to W-2 processing.

  • Process, prepare, and validate W2c forms and ensure timely reporting.

  • Analyze, prepare, and enter wage adjustments when required, i.e., incorrect state or federal taxation, repayment of advances, etc.

  • Respond to employee tax inquiries from Nexus case management system.

  • Support financial and SOX audit requests.

  • Provide reporting for corporate tax and accounting filing requirements.

  • Support acquisition process and work with UI tax vendor to prepare UI reserve transfers and ensure filings are accurate.

  • Prepare payroll funding and reconciliation.

  • Create and maintain quarter end and year end checklists and documentation.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of payroll tax concepts with an understanding of payroll regulations and government reporting requirements in the US and Canada.

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong attention to detail.

  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguous and complex work situations.

  • Ability to work in an organized manner with the ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines handling multiple tasks while maintaining proper prioritization.

  • Knowledge of payroll tax implications of Section 125, 401k, RRSP, and other tax impacting benefit plans.

  • Ability to proactively work with clients in the business to diagnose, understand and propose solutions for complex issues.

  • Capability to work independently and manage workload with autonomy.

  • Knowledge of Workday, SAP, ADP and Dayforce advantageous

  • Ability to work as part of a hybrid working team in multiple work locations.


  • 5+ years combined payroll tax and reporting experience.

  • Expert knowledge of reconciliation preparation.

  • Knowledge of large HCM/Payroll SaaS systems.

  • Prior experience with 3rd party tax preparer.

  • CPP preferred.

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$138,600—$208,000 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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