Sr Payroll Tax Analyst

Company Name:  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

Houston, TX, US, 77046

Job Description: 

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) is looking for a Sr. Payroll Tax Analyst to join our team. This is a hybrid role based out of our Houston, TX Office.




For over 130 years Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group’s innovative and integrated solutions have demonstrated our commitment to creating a positive social impact around the globe. Our range of products and services are tailored to meet our customers’ evolving needs across the commercial aviation, energy, transportation and infrastructure, machinery, defense and space systems sectors.

Our culture embraces diversity and cooperation, and we promote a healthy balance of professional and personal development, ensuring that your ideas and expertise are valued and respected.

To meet the challenges of an ever-changing world, we continuously reinvent the concept of manufacturing. Are you ready to make tomorrow's work better than today?



The Senior Payroll Tax Analyst is responsible for ensuring the ongoing payroll tax and compliance for MHIA and its North American affiliates. This role will work with a cross-functional team that includes Payroll, HR, Finance/Accounting and third-party vendors to ensure payroll accuracy, compliance, and the overall success of the payroll operations.


The ideal candidate will have an Accounting degree and at least 6 years of payroll tax experience at a large organization. Must have in-depth knowledge of payroll tax laws and regulations and possess great Excel and analytical skills.



Tax and Payroll Compliance:

    • This position will serve as Subject Matter Expert and escalation point for complex payroll and tax issues.
    • Research and interpret federal and state regulatory requirements.
    • Resolve tax, withholding, garnishment, and wage/hour issues for payroll processing.
    • Ensure accurate setup and system maintenance of SUI rates, including registration of new accounts and verification of SUI rates by work location.
    • Audit payroll registers, quarterly tax filings/reports, and W-2s, ensuring taxable benefits are accounted for properly.
    • Verify state and local taxes are being withheld correctly.
    • Support regulatory payroll audit requests as required.


Payroll Processing and Reporting:

    • Download all periodic payroll files, including Quarterly/Annual SODs for tax filing.
    • Prepare and provide payroll-related reports as requested.
    • Analyze, audit, reconcile, and resolve complex payroll, tax, and employee issues.
    • Complete various reports, such as Multiple Worksite and Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.
    • Perform detailed reconciliation from prior to current payroll.


System Management and Maintenance:

    • Responsible for the payroll system maintenance as needed.
    • Assist in ensuring that employee payroll records, payroll systems, and databases are up-to-date and accurate.

Financial Analysis and Compliance:

    • Ensure payroll reporting and payments are compliant with company policy, generally accepted accounting principles, and federal, state, and IRS regulations.

Confidentiality and Data Protection:

    • Protect confidential information by not communicating, disclosing to, or using it for the benefit of third parties.


  • Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • Experience: At least 6 years of payroll tax experience in multi-state withholding and multi-state unemployment tax filing, preferably in a large corporate setting.
  • Any special skills/training/certifications:
    • In-depth knowledge of payroll tax laws and regulations
    • Expert Analytical Skills and strong Microsoft Excel skills (pivot tables, formulas, v-lookups, etc.)
    • Proficient in payroll processing software
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • FPC or CPP certification preferred.



  • Weekend/late night work if applicable: Standard business hours with additional hours required during peak tax and payroll processing seasons.
  • Lifting/physical requirements: Regularly required to sit for long period, stand, walk, talk and/or hear. Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision & 401K Matching)
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Paid vacation, sick time and 15 holidays
  • Committed to quality products and services.
  • Great working environment and culture


MHIA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer actively seeking to diversify the workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Therefore, all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply.



Nearest Major Market: Houston