Senior Payroll Specialist -102181

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Senior Payroll Tax Specialist


We are actively seeking a strong payroll professional with a shown track in payroll administration and tax compliance. Along with sophisticated payroll processing skills, this role will also be actively involved in various key projects/initiatives that drive payroll transformation. This role will report directly to the Payroll Manager/Supervisor.

The person:

Our ideal candidate will be someone, who is hardworking, a self-starter, self-motivated, and is a phenomenal teammate! Are you the person we are searching for?

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the bi-weekly US payroll processing for 4800+ employees, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Process Termination Final payments and all other off-cycle payment runs.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing and reporting of all payroll processes and all subsequent responsibilities.
  • Perform validations of payroll inputs, downstream reports, and interfaces that include but not limited to GL Postings, Accruals, third-party and Net Pay.
  • Attend to queries and requests from key partners within HR, Comp & Benefits, HRIS, IT, Legal, Accounting and Finance, and HR business partners.
  • Work directly with the off-shore team (a part of the shared-services model) that supports US payroll operations.
  • Work on the year-end processes to ensure system updates and annual balancing of earnings and taxes for accurate and timely issuance of W-2s and filings.
  • Execute and collaborate closely with the third-party vendors for monthly/quarterly/annual tax filings and compliance reporting.
  • Support all requests from external and internal tax audit teams.
  • Ensure accurate processing of Expat/Inpat reportable Earnings and benefits.
  • Review and ensure the accuracy of payroll-related journal entries including various accruals such as Commissions, Vacations, Payroll Labor costs, etc.
  • Respond to requests and queries from GL, Corp Accounting, and other BU Finance Analysts and respond to payroll-related queries on a timely basis.
  • Attend to all partner concerns, issues from internal and external customers on a timely basis.
  • Skilled in implementation of Payroll conversions, set-ups, and/or upgrades that will ensure a smooth transition from one system to another with little to no interruption to the payroll process.
  • Provide accurate data for our mission-critical metrics and SLAs for our operations.
  • Support Payroll Finance MPO in SOX compliance audits internally and externally.
  • Lead and support ad-hoc reporting, relevant information, and presentations as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned but not limited to above.

Preferred experience:

  • Several years of payroll and project management experience.
  • Solid understanding of federal and state tax regulations to ensure compliance.
  • A general understanding of accounting principles and practices is desired.
  • Strong analytical, attention to detail, and effective interpersonal skills are preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite of applications, such as Excel, Word, Power-Point, and Visio.

Academic credentials:

  • A BA or BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business-related fields is desired.


Austin, Texas



Requisition Number: 102181 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Finance


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