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Rochester Regional Health Payroll Specialist - Senior in Rochester, New York

Payroll Specialist - Senior

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Job IDREQ_129420 FACILITYRiedman Campus LOCATIONRochester, New York


Performs duties necessary for the accurate calculation of wages, maintenance of records and distribution of payroll reports and withheld monies. Acts as a resource and provides leadership to Payroll Specialists. This is second in a series of two classifications. Incumbents are distinguished from the Payroll Specialist by performing advanced technical work in a specialized area of payroll, make independent judgments within established limits, and have some lead responsibilities.

STATUS: Full time

LOCATION: Riedman Campus



  • Five years of payroll processing experience, which includes two years of clerical accounting/tax experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

  • Knowledge of payroll principles, practices, regulations and procedures.

  • Knowledge of basic accounting practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll and related tax regulations, legislation and guidelines including, but not limited to: writs of garnishment, child support, levies, subpoenas, foreign nationals and U.S. tax treaties.

  • Knowledge of the practice, methods and techniques of process improvement.

  • Skill in evaluating and analyzing technical payroll activities.


  • Acts as a subject matter expert and/or resource to others in the area of payroll processing.

  • Reviews, analyzes and verifies payroll reports and documents for accuracy; makes necessary adjustments or corrections through journal entries or other established procedures.

  • Analyzes and responds to complex matters requiring comprehensive knowledge of payroll policies and procedures; authorizes exceptions to the policy within defined limits.

  • Researches and interprets a variety of complex technical information in response to inquiries.

  • Advises, interprets and provides direction to management and staff on system rules and procedures, Federal, state and local laws and regulations involving payroll.

  • Authorizes reviews and/or enters payroll transactions and related data; completes appropriate forms to adjust wage/salary account funds or to correct/balance a special situation.

  • Researches, analyzes and resolves difficult or advanced technical problems or questions presented by co-workers, management, administrators, staff, and/or outside agency representatives.

  • Prepares and files a variety of local, state and federal forms including, but not limited to: foreign national tax forms, monthly, quarterly and year end filings; responds to outside agency requests for production.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSS - Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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