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Senior Analyst, Payroll Tax

Requisition Id:  341556
Business Unit:  Corporate

Charlotte, NC, US, 28277


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


As the Senior Analyst, Payroll Tax, you will prepare government reporting, develop planning strategies and oversee compliance to ensure we meet our legal payroll tax obligations and fiduciary withholding/payment requirements with all federal, state and local taxing authorities. In addition, you’ll also research and recommend methods for processing company tax, withholding and transaction information to enhance internal controls, streamline operations and increase efficiencies. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO.


Please note that this position is in scope to transition to the brokered transportation services company that will be created with the planned separation of XPO’s North American Transportation business from its less-than-truckload (LTL) business. For more information, please see our public statement.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Prepare and submit federal, state, and local tax submissions to ADP; prepare and submit Canadian tax returns
  • Conduct research and analysis on payroll tax issues as needed; identify issues and provide possible solutions for review by managers
  • Monitor current developments affecting government reporting and payroll taxes
  • Process daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll tax remittances and reporting via ADP
  • Liaise with various teams such as HR, HRIS/HRIT, compensation, benefits, legal, finance, and corporate tax to ensure the payroll taxes are reported in compliance with all agencies.
  • Correspond with IRS, state, local and Canadian agencies in the normal course of business to ensure issue resolution
  • Support special projects, system and process testing, and other business needs
  • Provide administration of Mexican payroll disbursements
  • Run SAP payroll queries to ensure employee records and systems are calculating taxes accurately
  • Process and maintain employee SAP tax records, W-2 forms, and tax balances
  • Coordinate updates to SAP payroll configurations tables related to taxes

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 2 years of HRIS and/or payroll administration experience, preferably in a large, multi-national company
  • Knowledge of advanced reporting skills a plus (MS Access, SQL, etc.)
  • Systems knowledge and experience, including proficient use of Microsoft Office and ADP software
  • Experience conducting tax research using the internet and other published sources
  • General knowledge of and experience with state and local tax laws and regulations and GAAP

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Experience with a large multi-state/multi-entity payroll tax department
  • Experience with SuccessFactors and/or SAP payroll; other extensive HR/Payroll systems knowledge such as PeopleSoft, Workday, UltiPro, etc. will be considered
  • Experience with ADP Smart Compliance for employment tax preferred

Be part of something big.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. 

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  

Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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