Job Summary: Position reports directly to the Payroll Manager but will work closely with Payroll Practitioner IV and other staff as the business needs demand. A material contributor on System-wide projects (i.e., system upgrades, conversions, new implementations, etc.).
Focus is more specialized on Payroll related activities and projects. May work with other departmental stakeholders on frequently recurring topics. Primary function is paycycle processing. Must be able to navigate multiple data imports and exports from numerous stakeholders. Able to interpret and enter standardized involuntary wage withholding orders in accordance with federal and Texas state laws: Federal Levies, Multiple Child/Spousal Supports Orders, Student Loans, Bankruptcies, State Levies, and/or Garnishments. Communication with third-party providers as business needs demand to ensure records and documents related to payroll are current and accurate.
Provides first-touch resolution on customer inquiries to minimize escalations and reduce lag delays in processing efforts. Creates transparency for those involved in resolution efforts. Review and compute intermediate to complex hours and wages calculations.
The successful candidate must possess knowledge of payroll systems and have the ability to work independently or in a team environment. Proof and submit redlines for recommended improvements to payroll work processes to ensure well documented business processes exist.
Assist Payroll Senior Accountant with reconciling payroll tax liabilities and verifying Payroll transactional data to General Ledger and Accounts Payable is as expected. Must be able to review and compute intermediate to complex hours and wages calculations. Perform research and analysis to correct errors and troubleshoot process/system failures within span of control.
Responsible for ensuring pay is accurate and compliant with organizational policies, and Federal and State Labor Laws. The Payroll team manages high volume, fast-paced processes in a team-oriented environment with continuously expanding responsibilities. Unafraid to fail, learn and adapt as needed to find better ways to achieve the mission of Harris Health.
Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
Licensure and Certification: a. American Payroll Association - Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC), preferred b. American Payroll Association - Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), preferred
Work Experience: Three (3+) Years Work Experience,Able to demonstrate progressive growth. Compile and analyze transactional data to detect or correct errors. Ability to perform calculations and data entry. Paycycle processing - Ability to perform Fair Labor Standards Act look-back calculations, High Volume Processing and Data entry, Processing of Involuntary Wage Withholding Orders (Levies, Liens, Bankruptcies, Child Supports, etc.) . Imaging and Indexing as well as keying from computer screen via imaging system a strong plus(preferred) PeopleSoft Payroll experience a strong plus (current releases), preferred Kronos Dimensions experience a strong plus (current releases), preferred Working knowledge of employment taxation a strong plus, preferred Healthcare experience a plus
Communication Skills: Public Speaking, Verbal Communication, Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports
Proficiencies: MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word, PC, Personal Computer, and Typing - 40+ wpm
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.