This position is responsible for compiling, verifying, maintaining, and distributing payroll related data, provides reports/spreadsheets related to payroll, systems support, and training to managers for the automated payroll process. This position also represents payroll on special committees / projects. This position coordinates and processes specific legislated payroll responsibilities involving tax concerns, child support orders, tax levies and garnishments.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior.We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
*Advanced Excel skills highly preferred
40 hours per week
Maintains, updates, and tests payroll related systems. Modifies system menus, edits spreadsheets and reports, and troubleshoots system problems. Imports files to and exports files from applicable payroll related systems. Maintains a strong relationship with technology partners and vendors. Stays current on payroll related system and regulatory updates. Regularly interfaces with payroll software vendor. Identifies and develops audits/query reports to ensure compliance and prevent errors related to payroll processing.
Ensures accurate tracking and timely reporting of federal and state taxes in compliance with IRS and state mandates. Calculates adjustments in multiple systems to correct taxable earnings errors, add or reduce wages, time accrual and employee deductions. Prepares and reviews year end W2 forms.
Identifies and corrects errors in pay. Calculates and corrects time records, corrects payment and deduction information, and generates manual checks as needed. Audits contracted employee time records for completeness and accuracy. Researches and corrects errors in the general ledger. Properly tracks, adjusts and/or refunds deductions as necessary.
Processes all garnishments, wage assignments and levies to ensure all legal requirements are met. Calculates employee exempt earnings and deduction amounts for input into the payroll system. Coordinates communication of withholding amount to employee, creditor, governmental agency or attorney. Maintains employee files and logs.
Ensures accurate placing, processing and tracking of accruals, deductions and adjustments of the PTO plan(s) in place. Develop and run queries, audit and monitor time accrual transactions. Advises Finance when adjusting entries are necessary.
Assists employees and management with the time and attendance system. Provides weekly, monthly and/or special requested KRONOS reports. Provides training to time card editors requiring assistance.
Able to perform a full payroll process in the absence of the payroll manager.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires an Associate's degree in accounting, finance or related field, or equivalent knowledge and/or experience in payroll or finance. Must possess at least two (2) years of experience working with payroll systems under limited supervision.
Must possess knowledge of state and federal law as applicable to garnishments, employment taxes, employee benefits and /or employment issues.
Must possess the ability to demonstrate leadership, organizational, communication (written and oral) and customer service skills; Proven analytical and mathematical skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects and work with minimal supervision; Demonstrated ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; Strong computer skills and the ability to create complex spreadsheets and databases; Knowledgeable of office desktop software products.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred.
Experience with Lawson and Kronos systems preferred.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; q qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.