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Senior Statutory Research Analyst (Payroll)


Alpharetta, GA
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JobId: 141493
Job Title: Senior Statutory Research Analyst (Payroll)
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Category: Technology
Employment: Full-Time
Open Date: 2017-08-14T06:08:11Z Close Date: 2022-08-13T00:00:00Z


Unlock Your Career Potential: Technology at ADP. Do you enjoy exploring, identifying and inspiring the future of the workplace and the lives of millions of people? At ADP, the world's largest B2B cloud company, our Technology team is comprised of brilliant engineers, architects, data scientists, infrastructure experts, and more. We were first in our industry to offer a SaaS solution and continue to push the envelope utilizing the latest operating platforms to deliver the highly automated, intelligent and predictive solutions that are redefining what is possible. Named one of Forbes' \"Most Innovative Companies\" and one of Computerworld's \"100 Best Places to Work in IT\", we are committed to leading the way in product development and research, empowering you to bring to life the latest innovations that will forever change the way businesses manage their most vital asset, employees.

We strive for every interaction to be driven by our CORE values: Insightful Expertise, Integrity is Everything, Service Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Each Person Counts, Results-Driven, & Social Responsibility.

Senior Statutory Research Compliance Specialist

Join the ADP Innovation Lab as we undertake one of ADP's most ambitious transformation initiatives ever. We're building a team from of the most elite, game-changing technologists and asking them to reinvent payroll for tens of millions of employees worldwide.

We are looking for a senior-level Statutory Research Compliance Specialist with experience and expertise supporting payroll software compliance through research and interaction with statutory agencies. This key role will serve as a hands-on subject-matter-expert on statutory compliance in the payroll and tax withholding domain for multiple product development teams developing ADP's new global payroll engine.


  • Provide mission critical statutory guidance and support for highly complex requirements for payroll, payroll tax and payroll tax reporting.
  • Monitors, assesses, interprets, analyzes and communicates statutory requirements for US Federal, States, Territories (PR, Guam, VI, etc.), Locals and/or Canada Federal, Provinces, Territories.
  • Maintains key contacts with Federal, State, Local and international government agencies and country partners as assigned and uses negotiation skills to work with agencies in the timing and implementation of legislation/statutory rules and regulations.
  • Uses resources to seek out statutory information to ensure that businesses have what they need to maintain compliance. May include interpreting and tracking of pending legislation, jurisdictional website searches, tax publication and newspaper reviews, etc. to keep abreast of payroll, payroll tax and payroll tax reporting trends and issues that may potentially have statutory impact to ADP's products.
  • Ensures that statutory items/requirements are communicated quickly and efficiently throughout the organization.
  • Product Support - Supports statutory related inquiries and reviews and resolves highly complex payroll, payroll tax and payroll tax reporting related inquiries. May coordinate and organize SOC1 control objective review with outside audit firm.
  • Special Assignments / Projects - May handle/lead special projects/programs. Some examples: Year-End Planning, Taxability studies, evaluation of processes and procedures, support of internal system or process needs. May be required to conduct statutory research, submit and present a white paper (presentation) on findings. May author the monthly Tax Researcher client newsletter or contribute concepts for other client or regional communications as requested by ADP pay segments/businesses/marketing.


  • >12 years related experience in statutory compliance research (must be payroll and/or tax) for commercial product development.
  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and facilitation skills.
  • MS/BS degree in Business, Tax, Accounting or equivalent required.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred.

Software in the Cloud. Experts on the Ground:
ADP powers the working world with comprehensive solutions that drive business success. Consistently named one of the \"Most Admired Companies\" by FORTUNE® Magazine, and recognized by Forbes® as one of \"The World's Most Innovative Companies,\" ADP has over a half-million clients around the globe and 65 years of experience as one of the largest providers of human capital management solutions world-wide.

At ADP, we believe that diversity fuels innovation. ADP is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

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