The Payroll and Tax Compliance Supervisor serves in two distinct capacities (1) Oversees, guides, motivates and directs the activities of the Payroll Team to ensure the accurate, timely, and confidential completion of the bi-weekly payroll in accordance with applicable regulations and EKPC policy and (2) Oversees the overall tax function of the Cooperative, ensuring compliance with all tax regulations, including the preparation and filing of all required tax returns, and minimizing, to the extent possible, the company's tax liability. This position serves as the subject matter expert in all areas of payroll and related taxes, along with all other areas of federal, state, and local taxes that currently affect or could affect the Cooperative. This position is also responsible for researching tax issues, new legislation, and proposed transactions and advising of potential tax consequences.
Sets the payroll calendar for the organization and ensures accurate and timely completion of payroll, related deposits, and tax filings.
Functions as the subject matter expert in the areas of payroll, payroll tax compliance, and reporting and serves as the escalation point to resolve payroll issues.
Responsible for ensuring labor, benefits, deductions, and related accruals are properly recorded in the general ledger in accordance with GAAP and RUS.
Responsible for identifying, designing, and implementing process improvements for assigned area upon Controller approval.
Responsible for related PeopleSoft module(s), ensuring the integrity of data, proper security access for modules, and upgrades are properly implemented and functioning as designed.
Provides supervision, review of work product, and coaching of direct reports as it relates to performance and developmental goals and appraises their performance throughout the year.
Ensures sufficient resources and training are available to enable staff to adequately perform the work assigned to the group.
Serves as the subject matter expert in all other areas of federal, state, and local taxes that currently affect or could affect the Cooperative, including but not limited to 85/15 exempt status test, IRS Forms 990 and 990-T, federal excise taxes, property taxes, sales and use tax, and new and expanded industry sales tax exemptions.
Interprets and communicates tax information throughout the Cooperative and develops processes and procedures as needed to ensure tax compliance.
Researches tax issues, new legislation, and proposed transactions and advises of potential tax consequences.
Responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of all tax related filings and serves as the point of contact for any third party tax audits.
Assists in the annual budgeting for payroll and various taxes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
Seven (7) years of related experience. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in a leadership capacity is preferred.
Skills and Abilities
Complete Supervisory Training Program within two (2) years and attend on-going Learning for Leaders training.
Thorough knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations as they relate to payroll, payroll taxes, exempt filings, sales and use tax, property taxes and other taxes that affect the Cooperative.
Working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements.
Knowledge of FERC or RUS system of accounts preferred.
Strong supervisory and leadership ability required.
Strong analytical, research, and problem solving skills required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft or other payroll systems preferred
Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills
Building a Successful Team
Planning & Organizing
Conditions of Employment
Usual office conditions apply to this position with occasional lifting up to twenty (20) lbs.
Must maintain valid driver’s license.
Requires occasional in-state and out-of-state travel, some of which may be overnight.
Must wear personal protective equipment as applicable.
Located in the heart of the Bluegrass state, East Kentucky Power Cooperative is a not-for-profit generation and transmission (G&T) electric utility with headquarters in Winchester, KY which is just a short distance from Lexington. Our cooperative has a vital mission: to safely generate and deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to our 16 owner-member cooperatives serving more than 1 million Kentuckians across 87 counties. We’re leaders in environmental stewardship and we’re committed to provide power to improve the lives of people in Kentucky.
As passionate as we are about providing smart energy solutions, we are equally excited about people. We strive to cultivate connected workplaces where great ideas are born and rewarding careers are built.
EKPC offers a wage and benefits package that ranks among the best in the state. There is no waiting period on our medical, dental and vision insurance plans so you are covered on day one, and the dental plan is free for employees. Our generous 401(k) retirement plan allows employees to start contributing to their plan after a month of service, and after 3 months of service, EKPC will automatically contribute 6% of b...ase wages AND match employee contributions up to 4%. Our competitive vacation and sick leave package starts day one to allow for flexibly and a healthy work-life balance. For more information on our plentiful benefits package visit our website at https://www.ekpc.coop/work-ekpc
EKPC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled