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Title:  Payroll and Tax Specialist

Requisition ID:  121495

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85040

Category:  Finance & Accounting

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.


We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Responsible for overseeing all tax reporting (monthly, quarterly, annual and year-end). Responsible for payroll tax testing of updates and changes to the SAP and ADP systems. Handle expatriate tax processes. Provide monthly reports to various locations along with other month-end, quarter-end and annual responsibilities assigned. Assist with tax research and implementation, including external department and vendors.

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, annual and year-end tax reporting
  • Creates W2s and all other related processing and year-end activity
  • Handles international processes including monthly reports to accounting, Hypo tax and working with external departments and vendors
  • Perform special reporting for the tax department including but not limited to Officers compensation, Severance, Workers’ Compensation, etc.
  • Processes all relocation/moving expenses for the payroll population
  • Run payroll system queries, other adhoc reporting and testing in SAP and ADP
  • Assists and completes payroll tax research and new tax set up, while keeping abreast of tax law changes and understand implications to the company
  • Calculates other special benefit calculations including gross-ups including but not limited to financial planning, third party sick, CIGNA, etc.
  • Perform other duties as requested



Minimum Requirements:

This position requires air travel. In accordance with Freeport-McMoRan’s requirement for all employees whose job requires travel by air, if you are hired you will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel by air, unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.

  • Three (3) years payroll tax experience including year-end processing
  • Knowledge of a 10-key calculator
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent planning, assessment, communication, analytical expertise and organization skills
  • Professional and tactful
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 3 - 5 years payroll tax experience including year-end processing
  • 1 year SAP experience
  • 1 year ADP experience
  • Payroll tax certification
  • Detailed nature of the payroll tax functions
  • Time prioritization and management
  • Consistently meet deadlines while meeting the highest standard of compliance
  • Working with confidential and sensitive data
  • Thorough knowledge of payroll laws, as well as tax sources for changing regulations


  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Payroll, Workers Compensation, SAP, ERP, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Technology

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