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Bayer Sr Payroll Tax Analyst in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Sr Payroll Tax Analyst


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Payroll Tax Analyst, are to:

  • Be responsible for timely analysis of the monthly, quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns and payment funding for federal, state and local tax withholding, social security taxes and state unemployment taxes for the U.S. and Puerto Rico to ensure timely remittance and reduce tax compliance exposures;

  • Be responsible for filing Quarterly Federal Returns, tax credit filings, Puerto Rico reporting and Foreign Affiliates reporting not supported by the third party;

  • Provide tax analysis and guidance on divestiture, reorganization and acquisition activities;

  • Fill/report manually W2s and W2Cs to social security website for a small number of U.S. residents who work outside the U.S.;

  • Provide analysis and data support to the tax team with the calculation of corporate tax credits including agricultural opportunities and the preparation of state corporate apportionment factors for the U.S. and Puerto Rico;

  • Provide support to internal and external partners by analyzing and resolving complex agency inquiries and notices from federal, state and local taxing authorities and communicating as appropriate to third parties;

  • Be accountable for analysis of special payments like STI for state tax allocation requirements and manage input of relevant entries for payroll processing/recording;

  • Lead the U.S. and Puerto Rico W2 and W2C tax reconciliation process with Payroll and relevant business partners;

  • Reconcile payroll tax reporting rates between SAP and third-party vendors;

  • Partner with the Payroll team, Treasury, Corporate Tax, IT, Global Mobility, Equifax, ADP and Government agencies to ensure tax compliance;

  • Ensure adherence with Bayer policies, as well as all U.S. Federal, State and Local regulatory compliance requirements as it relates to payroll tax activities such as Federal, State and Locality Rates, new legislation, Reciprocity Agreements, Tax Allocations, Filings and W2/W2Cs to prevent company exposure to tax penalties;

  • Be responsible for timely payroll tax recordings of bi-weekly equity transactions;

  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned or required;

  • Develop, document, and maintain payroll tax processes to ensure compliance;

  • Be responsible for creation and maintenance of SNOW documents, Front Office communications and all process documents related to payroll tax activities;

  • Identify, provide recommendations and implement process improvement opportunities to enhance the payroll tax processes;

  • Create, execute, and analyze monthly GHP system testing including TUBS, SAP Notes and Agency Rate Changes.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of Tax, Payroll and/or Accounting experience;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex payroll tax issues and an understanding of U.S. and Puerto Rico Federal, State and Local payroll tax regulations;

  • Demonstrated understanding of U.S. and Puerto Rico W2/W2C reporting and filings requirements;

  • Confidence in autonomous decision making;

  • Analytical and accounting experience with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel);

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive information and adhere to data privacy and internal compliance requirements;

  • Drive to identify and execute on process improvements;

  • Strong organizations skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities, work under pressure and maintain a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment;

  • Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary;

  • Role model for the Bayer LIFE Values.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Missouri : Creve Coeur || United States : Missouri : St. Louis

Division: Enabling Functions

Reference Code: 268121

Contact Us

Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com