Do you want to work for one of the top engineering firms in the country?

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures, building enclosures, and materials. Our award-winning work encompasses building, energy, civil/infrastructure, and science/defense projects in the United States, Canada, and more than thirty additional countries.

We want someone passionate about attention to detail and problem solving.

Our Accounting team at SGH is looking for a talented Sr. Payroll Tax Accountant to help with all aspects of payroll tax including compliance, reconciliation and analysis of international tax issues. A successful candidate for this role has a strong attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and has experience with a mid to large company payroll environment.

What You'll Be Doing: 

  • Process biweekly payroll submission, include but not limited to: reconcile, adjust and export hours data from Deltek to ADP; calculate retroactive pay adjustment; determine tax treatments of earnings and deductions; enter Third Party Sick Pay; and review of payroll draft prior to transmission to ADP.
  • Process post-payroll submission, include but not limited to: prepare payroll General Ledger entries; reconcile overtime and other variances between ADP and Deltek payroll data; submit retirement contributions data to third-party administrator; calculate and record vacation liability
  • Review and approve timesheets for completeness and compliance with Federal and State labor laws and company policies. Communicate with employees on required corrections.
  • Review and maintain employee database, include but not limited to review new-hire payroll and tax profiles; review withholding certificates; track employee on leave of absence; monitor payroll data changes; monitor and advise employee who relocates to different jurisdiction.
  • Respond to HR’s termination order by issuing final paychecks on time as regulated by States labor law.
  • Review, communicate to employees, and enter into ADP the Child Support, Tax Levy, or other garnishment orders. Contact the enforcement agency if needed
  • Distribute bi-weekly timesheet approval reports; review and process account transfers as needed
  • Payroll Tax compliance and reconciliation, including but not limited to, research and set up new tax jurisdiction; monitor and reconcile ADP payroll tax filings to general ledger and record appropriate corrections; respond to tax notices and contact tax agency if needed
  • Perform research and analysis of international tax issues, propose and implement appropriate solutions when necessary.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for payroll tax providing guidance as needed
  • Provides payroll data for various parties such as auditors, local/state/federal agencies, insurance providers, employee’s lender; and internal legal department for business tax filings.
  • Perform account analyses and reconciliations during periodic and year-end closing.
  • Coordinate efforts between payroll, human resources, third-party benefits administrator, and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data.
  • Train new employees on timesheet, payroll processing, and expense reimbursements procedures.
  • Takes initiative and action to analyze, respond, resolve and follow-up employee inquiries

What You'll Need:

  • 5+ years of payroll and payroll tax experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar discipline
  • High level of proficiency in ADP Workforce NOW, Microsoft Word and Excel. Deltek Vision experience a plus
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll processing, federal and state wage and payroll tax laws.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines, be proactive, maintain confidentiality of employee records, and exercise extreme discretion
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as needed


Why You'll Like Working at SGH:

  • Our work: Our clients trust us with their most challenging projects and we leverage our collective expertise to deliver exceptional results. At SGH, you will develop innovative solutions for the built environment by working with industry thought leaders and accessing the latest in testing, research, and technology.
  • Our people: We are people of high character and diverse talents who are committed to lifelong learning and professional growth. As part of our team, you will join peers who love solving difficult problems and strive to be outstanding in everything they do.
  • Our commitment: We live with integrity and embrace an obligation to give back. Here, you can help advance our profession by contributing to industry organizations, committees, standards, and procedures. Within our communities, we strive to improve neighborhoods and mentor our future leaders.
  • Our contribution: At SGH, you have access to a comprehensive and rich compensation and benefits package with company-paid and voluntary programs to help build healthy lifestyles, strong relationships, and future prosperity.


SGH has 600 employees and offices in Boston; Chicago; Houston; New York City; San Francisco; Southern California; and Washington, DC.

SGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity in our workforce. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all job applicants and employees. We consider all qualified applicants and encourage individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to apply. If the application system is not accessible to you, or you need a reasonable accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email

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