Payroll Representative Senior

Banner Health - Phoenix, AZ3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $44,000 - $61,000 a year
Your Journey with us began the moment you made the choice to seek a career with Banner Health. Whether you are just beginning your career or your Journey has spanned 30 years, Banner's employer commitment is: "We'll help make a difference in your life and career so you can make a difference in the lives of others.”

Banner Health is committed to customer obsession. With that, the ability of the Payroll Department to meet customer needs is paramount to this goal. The ratio of customer to front line Customer Service staff is approximately 11,300 to 1. The Production Operations Team is responsible for bi-weekly, weekly, manual and special payroll processing, troubleshooting and user application training. It also provides support and expertise on technical payroll system operations including check printing and regulatory software. The team supports testing of new processes and installations, upgrades and fixes on an adhoc, quarterly and annual basis. The team is responsible for Workforce Central security requests, WFC Historical Edits for WFA productivity corrections, payment and correction uploads and process documentation. The Production/Tax Ops team ensures all employees are served and regulatory compliance adhered to.

This Payroll Representative Senior position will support the backline production operations piece of payroll. Their job duties will include identifying variables for each job as it relates to payroll, identifying discrepancies, system testing, system updates and some security for Kronos.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

About Banner Health Corporate
Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for compiling, verifying, maintaining, and distributing payroll related data, provides reports/spreadsheets related to payroll, systems support, and training to managers for the automated payroll process. This position also will represent assigned region on special committees / projects. This position will coordinates and processes specific legislated payroll responsibilities involving tax concerns, child support orders, tax levies and garnishments.

Essential Functions

Manages automated systems utilized by managers/editors for submitting special check request, payroll adjustments, Time and Attendance system security and other payroll changes/adjustments needed. Identifies and develops audits/query reports to ensure compliance and prevent errors related to payroll processing

Ensures accurate tracking, payment and adjustments of employees placed on company approved leaves, including, but not limited to transition assistance, administrative leave, DML, PTO Donation, BL as well as payment to contracted employees IE: medical directors.

Ensures accurate tracking and timely reporting of federal and state taxes in compliance with IRS and state mandates. Calculate adjustments into multiple systems to correct taxable earnings errors, add or reduce wages, time accrual and employee deductions.

Assist employees and management in the proper use of the time and attendance system. Provides weekly, monthly and/or special requested Kronos and report training to new Kronos editors and current editors requiring additional assistance.

Enter correcting entries into multiple systems to fix incorrect employee pay checks and calculate and enter time records and deduction information to generate manual checks

Processes and answers all garnishment, wage assignments and levies ensuring that all legal requirements are met as well as calculates employee exempt earnings and deduction amounts for input into the payroll system. Coordinates communication of withholding amount to employee, creditor, governmental agency or attorney. Maintains employee files and logs.

Ensures accurate placing, processing and tracking of accruals, deductions and adjustments of the PTO plan(s) in place. Develop and run queries, audit and monitor time accrual transactions. Make adjusting entries as necessary.

Properly tracks, adjusts and/or refunds deductions withheld from employee paychecks and makes adjusting entries as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Associates degree in accounting, finance or related field, or equivalent knowledge and/or experience in payroll or finance;

Working knowledge of state and federal law as applicable to garnishments, employment taxes, employee benefits and /or employment issues;

Demonstrated leadership, organizational, communication (written and oral) and customer service skills; Proven analytical and mathematical skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects and work with minimal supervision; Demonstrated ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; Strong computer skills and the ability to create complex spreadsheets and databases; Knowledgeable of office desktop software products.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred; Experience with Lawson and Kronos systems preferred; Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.