Service Corporation International (SCI) Corporate - Supervisor, Payroll Tax and Compliance in Houston, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

Overview & Responsibilities

Performs research to identify and clarify regulatory requirements affecting payroll recording, taxability, tax calculation, tax payment, tax reporting forms, and all means of electronic tax filing and data exchange. Collaborates with configuration owners and outsource provider to convey requirements, collaborate on designs, and perform testing for solutions across SCI’s products and services.


Support/Oversight/Supervision Tasks

  • Supervise the daily activities of payroll tax analysts

  • Ensure compliance with all SOX controls

  • Ensure all established service level agreements are met.

  • Oversight of daily funding requirements.

  • Leads internal year-end tax reconciliation process and has oversight of the distribution of accurate annual statements of earnings (W-2, W-2pr, T4s and RL1s).

  • Audit the accuracy of payroll tax filings.

  • Assist in the resolution of out of balance situations.

  • Subject matter expert for associate payroll tax issues.

  • Collaborates with taxing agencies and proposes solutions for payroll tax issues.

  • Interfaces directly and routinely with IT staff in regard to payroll transactions, Internal Auditors, Treasury, state, federal, and local taxing authorities.

Research & Analysis

  • Ensures the accuracy of all systems settings for compliance to tax regulations and legislation.

  • Collaborate with configurations owners and outsources provider to analyze and resolve any discrepancies tin withholdings and tax transmissions.

  • Researches and leads efforts to implement new tax jurisdictions and legislative changes by;

  • Developing business requirements

  • Collaborating with IT to configure ERP correctly

  • Assist with defining the test plan, ensuring the expected results are demonstrated through the testing process, and verifying the business change is correctly implemented

  • Communicate changes to associates affected by change.

  • Researches and provides feedback on complex tax issues or changes.

  • Oversight of research and resolution of tax inquiries, compliance audits and information requests from taxing jurisdictions as regulated.

  • Guide and direct the outstanding issues list with outside vendors (ADP) so that these are resolved in a timely manner.

  • Coordinating and integrating acquisitions and mergers.


  • Assists Managers in the development and implementation of payroll business processes.

  • Develop the test cases and test plans that are needed to validate that systems compute and behave properly.

  • Execute test cases and monitor success and failure throughout the development life cycle.

Requirements & Qualifications


  • Associates degree is preferred. Will substitute for relevant experience.


  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation required


  • At least 5 years of relevant supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written, and other communication skills

  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver with good time management skills, the ability to meet deadlines, strong attention to detail

  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly, demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks

  • Understanding of payroll, tax, and accounting and/or related subject matter

  • Understanding of regulatory and legislative guidelines

SCI Overview

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Service Corporation International is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the relevant legislation. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

Service Corporation International est un employeur équitable, et s’engage à offrir des mesures d’accommodation en respect à la législation pertinente. Si vous nécessitez un mesure d’accommodation pour appliquer, ou pour participer au processus de sélection, veuillez aviser le département des Ressources Humaines.

Associate Requisition ID Req.56345

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Finance and Accounting

Type Full-Time