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Payroll Tax Accountant

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Payroll Tax Accountant

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You could be the one who changes everything for our 28 million members. Centene is transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As a diversified, national organization, you’ll have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.

Applicants for this role will need to come into the Clayton, MO office about once a month.

Position Purpose: Prepare, review and process tax filings, and process state tax credit reports and filing.

  • Maintain federal, state, and local tax rates by Federal Employer ID Number (FEIN).
  • Prepare tax accruals for future tax liabilities.
  • Complete W-2 C's and prepare reconciliations to send to tax service to complete amendment.
  • Complete registration applications, and other reports/reconciliations as needed.
  • Prepare tax calculations for tax provision and tax returns.
  • Prepare state credit calculations.
  • Research information for federal and state tax audits.
  • Tax planning and special projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years payroll tax experience.
  • Previous accounting experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and ADP preferred.
Pay Range: $25.97 - $46.68 per hour

Centene offers a comprehensive benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K and stock purchase plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off plus holidays, and a flexible approach to work with remote, hybrid, field or office work schedules. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Total compensation may also include additional forms of incentives.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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