Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements


Performs payroll accounting and administrative duties to support Payroll leadership including setting up PeopleSoft payroll account codes, setting up deductions, processing and auditing payroll, auditing payroll reports, processing tax forms and resolving higher level payroll issues.


1.  Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:  High School Diploma or GED
Prefer:  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Prefer:  Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) 
Prefer:  Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

2.  Work Experience (Years and Area): 5 Years Payroll Experience. Healthcare Payroll system experience and Electronic time and attendance and scheduling experience preferred.  Kronos systems experience a strong plus.

3.  Equipment Operated:  Standard operating equipment


1.  Communication Skills:

Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) X

Writing/Composing:  Correspondence / Reports

2.  Other Skills:

Analytical, Mathematics, P.C., Typing wpm  45, MS Excel, MS Word

3.  Work Schedule:   Flexible

4.  Other Requirements:

Ability to listen and communicate both written and verbal with all staffing levels and clients /customers.  Deal sensitively with confidential information.

Ability to demonstrate regulatory knowledge of Payroll laws.

PeopleSoft Core required.

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