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Payroll Specialist

Company: Lifepoint Health Support Center
Location: Louisville
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:


Lifepoint Health is recruiting for a Payroll Specialist to join our Payroll Department!

Position Summary:

This position serves as back up to the Payroll Supervisor and has authority to act in same capacity if supervisor is not available. Informally directs staff, trains new staff and develops payroll knowledge of existing staff. Completes payroll processing for the assigned facilities and related activities, such as responding to system/technical questions, auditing, balancing payroll reports and adherence to payroll regulations, policies and procedures.

About Lifepoint Health:

Lifepoint Health is a leader in community-based care and driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier. Our diversified healthcare delivery network spans 29 states and includes 63 community hospital campuses, 32 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and more than 170 additional sites of care across the healthcare continuum, such as acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. We believe that success is achieved through talented people. We want to create places where employees want to work, with opportunities to pursue meaningful and satisfying careers that truly make a difference in communities across the country.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates payroll processing as assigned. Monitors compliance of field personnel with required deadlines, compliance with company policies, payroll approval paperwork, system clean-up, error reports, etc. Balances and audits payroll earnings, deductions, taxes, benefits, etc
  • Filling in for supervisor as needed. Responsible for training staff and serving as subject matter expert for staff, field training, field personnel and other internal departments.
  • Responsible for processing transfers and rehires, running and exiting payroll and other more advanced payroll functions within the department.
  • Uses advanced technical knowledge of payroll systems (SAP, UKG, Dimensions) and applies advanced problem solving skills to resolve system problems and direct field users and payroll staff on technical questions. Works on more technical projects as assigned within the department including assisting in the testing of payroll system upgrades and changes.
  • Uses advanced knowledge of payroll/HR policies and procedures, payroll administration guidelines, and payroll regulations for federal (DOL, IRS and Treasury), state and local governments across the country to research and resolve regulatory issues for the field personnel, payroll processors and supervisor. Completes special projects as assigned within the department including review and updating of pay practices, policies & procedures, and web page content.
  • Researches, compiles and reports required payroll data for other departments (i.e. legal, reimbursement), facilities and regulatory agencies.
  • Exhibits proven reliability to complete assigned tasks timely and to manage workload in order to be available to assist others.
  • Trains new staff members and serves as subject matter expert for internal and external training. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Advanced knowledge of payroll administration, taxes, and regulations in a multi-state, multi-corporation environment.
    • Intermediate level Word and Excel skills.
    • Advanced knowledge of payroll systems (SAP, UKG, Dimensions).
    • Proven ability to work independently.
    • Ability to manage several ongoing projects simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with others in a helpful and professional manner even when dealing with difficult situations.
    • Strong work ethic and team player Additional Information:
      • Position primarily serves internal co-workers and operators.
      • Access to and/or works with sensitive and/or confidential information. Skills and Abilities:

        Business Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and to draw and interpret graphs.

        Moderate Computers Skills Frequent use of electronic mail, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. Ability to create, maintain and incorporate simple functions into documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to support business objectives.

        Moderate Communication Regularly uses moderately complex oral and written skills. May train others in functional areas, interact with others and make presentations to department or middle management.

        Job Specific Impact Decisions generally affect own job or assigned functional area.

        Varied Business Problems Problems are varied and complex, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, general precedents and practices.

        Moderate Independent Judgement Results are defined; sets personal own goals and determines how to achieve results with few or no guidelines to follow; supervisor/manager provides broad guidance and overall direction.

        Moderate Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with moderate complexity.

        Physical & Mental Demands:

        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer. Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

        Work Environment & Travel Requirements:

        Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

        Works in well-lit, ventilated and climate controlled office environment with routine office equipment; some equipment has moving mechanical parts.

        In hospital environment, may be exposed to hazards and unusual elements, which may include but are not limited to bloodborne pathogens and / or contagious illnesses, toxic chemicals, and biohazardous materials which may require extensive safety precautions and the use of protective equipment.

        Noise level in the work environment is typical for an office and/or hospital environment.

        Minimum overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air


        Competitive pay and benefits including 401k, paid time off, employee illness benefit (EIB), medical, dental, vision.

        Additional Information:

        Lifepoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


        • High School diploma Experience:
          • 5+ years of experience in payroll processing at least some of which should include experience in multi-state, multi-corporation environment.

Keywords: Lifepoint Health Support Center, Louisville , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Louisville, Kentucky

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