Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
This position reports to the Director - Payroll & Time/Attendance and may require some guidance and oversight. The position provides functional input for design and program specifications of the automated payroll systems. Verifies and evaluates payroll program specifications created by programmers. May provide work direction where needed. Works with IT ERP Support and/or vendors to implement and maintain payroll systems developed in-house or purchased from outside vendors.

Assess effects of systems and process modifications and changes. Liaise between payroll, time collectors, systems support, and other stakeholders. Ensures working documentation of for business processes and user reference materials. Facilitates the training of payroll staff in the use of systems. Performs analytical and financial transaction data assessments to ensure a controlled environment. Provides support to payroll team in ensuring salaried and hourly payroll for the Harris Health System is processed in accordance with the bi-weekly pay schedule. Position also addresses complex customer inquiries and works directly with leadership teams in planning activities.

The successful candidate must possess knowledge of payroll systems, possess intermediate-to-advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Word, AND have the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Possesses a solid understanding of federal and state wage and hour laws (e.g. Department of Labor or other wage and hour mandatory standards is compulsory). Support the Director of Payroll in establishing and enforcing accountability, cohesiveness and consistency in applying the policies and procedures across Harris Health.

Minimum Qualifications
Degrees: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field

Licensure & Certification
American Payroll Association - Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification, preferred.

Work Experience: Seven (7) Years Work Experience - In high volume payroll area required. Experience preparing formalized documentation required.
Three (3) Years PeopleSoft experience a strong plus. Assisting with federal W-2's, 941's and unemployment returns. System-wide time collection SharePoint experience

Communication Skills: Exceptional Verbal, Public Speaking, Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports

Proficiencies: MS Excel, MS Word, Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Mathematics, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute

Equipment Operated: Standard office equipment including multi-function printers, scanners, copiers, calculators.

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