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Lincoln Park, NJ, 07035
August 24, 2012

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Ketu Desai

*** ******* ****.

Lincoln Park, NJ **035

Phone: 973-***-****

Cell: 973-***-****


Proficient Payroll Professional with 17 + years experience offering a wealth of knowledge in payroll, benefits, tax and accounting responsibilities. Able to process all payroll transactions such as disability pay, garnishments, relocation, gross-ups, bonus runs, stock options, union dues, living expense and housing allowance. Additional knowledge of benefits such as 401K, 401K loans, medical deductions, FSA deductions. Extensive knowledge of multi-state, local, federal and state filings. Exceptional track record in ensuring the accuracy and timely filings of tax returns, quarterly reconciliations, validation of amended returns and the tracking and resolution of tax notices. Ability to coordinate internal and external audits. Efficient in both written and oral communication as well as project planning. Strong analytical, customer service, excellent interpersonal and management skills.


The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. 1996 - present

Payroll Supervisor 2000-present

• Ensure over 40,000 employees are paid accurately on a weekly, and bi-weekly basis.

• Supervise and assist 8 payroll clerks with their daily responsibilities.

• Oversee garnishments including processing and correspondence with the various governing authorities and employees.

• Responsible for reconciling payroll wages and taxes with Ceridian Tax Services on a weekly basis.

• Data entry of time and attendance on Kronos system.

• Responsible for reconciling all non payroll deductions such as union dues, third party sickpay and benefit deductions for 11 entities including W2 preparation.

• Responsible for processing supplemental payroll runs for bonuses, relocation expense, car allowance and holiday club and vacation club payments.

• Assist various departments with audits both internal and external.

• Supervise payroll accountant and assist with payroll journal entries and reconciliations.

• Responsible for supplemental income calculations and accurate reporting of fringe benefits such as, gross-ups, sign-on bonuses, living expense, car allowance, and stock options.

• Responsible for preparing employer tax budgets and the payroll department budgets.

• Responsible for reconciling 80,000 W2s and releasing annual files.

• Responsible for year-end reporting for W2s, annual federal and state tax returns.

• Responsible for benefit deduction setups and refunds.

• Responsible for processing pension payments, severance payments and creating and reporting all forms 1099R and 1042.

• Responsible for preparing multi-state tax returns for 13 corporations in 26 states such as PA, NJ, MD, NY, CT, MI, DE, DC, MS, LA.

• Responsible for local tax remittances in Pennsylvania for LST, EMST, and school district taxes.

• Setup benefit and 401K deductions and make remittances to vendors.

• Reconcile 401k Match for internal and external reporting.

• Responsible for remitting, and reconciling all federal, state, and local taxes through ADP financial and compliance services website-FACS.ADP.COM

Payroll Tax Supervisor 1996-2000

• Oversee 2 payroll tax accountants with multi state and local remittances.

• Responsible for calculating, reporting, and remittance of third party sick pay.

• Responsible for remittance of federal, state, and local taxes on a weekly basis.

• Responsible for creating and reporting of federal tax forms 941, 940, and 945.

• Responsible for creating journal entries for weekly payroll taxes.

• Responsible for reconciling payroll tax accounts.

• Responsible for research and resolution of all tax inquiries with various state, local and federal taxing authorities.

Toys R Us Inc. 1992-1996

Tax Accountant

• Responsible for remitting all payroll taxes for 11 entities.

• Responsible for remitting all payroll taxes for 11 entities.

• Prepared journal entries as required.

• Ensured the accuracy and timely filing of quarterly tax returns.

• Prepared BLS and Multiple Worksite reports.

• Prepared 940s and 941s for entities.

• Coordinated audits with Federal and State agencies.

• Tracked and validated amended returns and refunds.

• Provided information to other departments as requested.


Attended two years with Rutgers University in Newark NJ.

Working towards CPP exam in October of 2012.


MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Oracle Financials, Oracle HRMS, Ceridian Tax Services Online, CCH online, ADP-FACS.ADP.COM.

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