Payroll Analyst

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Edison Requisition # 2021-99441 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysAs Needed On CallNo On-Call Required Shift HoursDay Address2163 Oak Tree Road, Edison, 08820

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How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

The Payroll Analyst performs a wide variety of payroll processing activities to ensure the accuracy of the payroll for all employees as outlined. Possess a strong working knowledge of payroll wage and hour laws and department operations to accurately communicate payroll wage and tax information, payroll procedures and payroll system functionality to all levels of employees.


A day in the life of a Payroll Analyst at Hackensack Meridian includes:


  • Analyzes and performs accurate, complex computations of timecard adjustments, retro payments, overpayments, wire transfers, stop payments, physician payments, grant allocations, and other calculations as needed.
  • Successfully identifies, analyzes and resolves timecard errors.
  • Performs assigned audits per Payroll Manager and/or Payroll Processing Checklist.
  • Accurate data entry of voluntary deductions, payroll hours/earnings, and direct deposit/tax data as needed.
  • Performs vendor reconciliations as assigned.
  • Maintains a high degree of accuracy with minimal errors by proactively implementing measures to validate work.
  • Applies effective problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve matters to the employee and/or manager's satisfaction.
  • Acquires and retains in-depth working knowledge of all payroll systems' functionality to independently research and resolve payroll issues, included all vendor systems and processes.
  • Acquires and retains working knowledge of PeopleSoft table structure to efficiently and accurately retrieve data to produce reports for ad-hoc requests and perform audits.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of key responsibilities, including all payroll procedures and policies and can articulate policies and procedures in a clear, concise and effective manner.
  • Demonstrates active listening skills to accurately interpret employee and/or management inquiries.
  • Utilizes technology (M/S word, outlook, excel) to perform tasks efficiently and accurately.
  • Plans, organizes and prioritizes tasks and schedule to meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Responds and resolves MyWay cases in accordance with department timeframe standards.
  • Handles all escalated employee inquiries from Team Member Support Services in a timely manner.
  • Provides superior customer service through all types of interactions by maintaining a positive, friendly, professional and patient attitude at all times.
  • Keeps customers informed with frequent call-backs and updates on pending issues until resolution is completed.
  • Participates in year-end processing as assigned.
  • Performs ad-hoc tasks and projects as requested.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all payroll data by locking PC when stepping away from desk, being cognizant of surroundings when discussing confidential data, password protecting all files sent through email, not releasing any confidential data without the employee's written consent, verifying manager access before providing any salary information, and keeping all employee information and files restricted to the Payroll staff and approved leaders.
  • Maintains notes to avoid asking repetitive questions.
  • Participates in system upgrades and implementations as assigned.
  • Presents ideas to automate manual processes.
  • Participates in group discussions and meetings for process improvements and expense reduction.
  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma.
  • Strong working knowledge of payroll wage and hour laws.
  • Excellent math skills coupled with strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Four or more year's minimum payroll experience in a large company (4000 + employees).
  • Working knowledge of MS applications, such as excel, word and outlook.
  • Working knowledge of MS excel to independently perform retro pay calculations and other payroll calculations as needed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (patient, articulate, friendly and positive).
  • Demonstrates a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work under pressure in a demanding work environment.
  • Takes initiative in professional development.
  • Demonstrates a team player, positive attitude and willingness to support the department's goals and vision.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven culture a must.
  • Effectively allocates time and resources to meet project/task deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with good listening skills.
  • All written communications are sent with zero spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • Self-Learner; ability to learn and retain new systems and processes quickly.
  • Must be able to handle large call volume on daily basis and maintain composure when speaking with difficult or irate callers.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • One or more year's minimum experience with PeopleSoft Payroll for NA version 9.0 or higher.
  • PeopleSoft Time and Labor.
  • Multi-state payroll working knowledge.


Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification. Prefer to obtain within 1 year of hire.

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