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:
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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Attributes: 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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