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Payroll & Benefits Manager

St Thomas Community Health Center

Payroll & Benefits Manager

New Orleans, LA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    The St. Thomas Community Health Center mission to provide excellent care to our community has allowed us to grow as an organization. We are looking to add a payroll/benefits manager. This position reports to the CFO and is responsible for the timely reporting and administration of all payroll and benefits matters including assistance with human resources administration. Trustworthy with the utmost integrity, the ideal candidate has extensive experience with payroll software and benefits administration. Through problem solving and critical thinking, this candidate will be responsible for employees' benefits and payroll administration as well as assisting with personnel policies. This is a full-time position with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This position will also work closely with the Human Resources manager.


    Minimum of 5 years of payroll/benefits experience in a management role or sufficient to handle the responsibilities listed for this position. 10+ years of experience preferred.


    Responsible for all aspects of payroll processing, payroll compliance, administration of benefit plans (including group health, dental, life, disability, 401k, and other) and related matters.

    Responsible for processing semi-monthly payroll for salaried and hourly employees; includes payroll batching from bio-metric time clocks and a post-payroll reconciliation.

    Responsible for data entry of new employee and payroll information into ADP payroll system.

    Review, process, and monitor payroll deductions including garnishments, benefits, etc.

    Manage and process employee changes including transfers, promotions, job title changes, terminations, etc.

    Responsible for creating a professional, positive atmosphere for employees and effectively interact and promptly communicate with employees and different levels of management regarding benefits, payroll, and HR matters.

    Maintenance and recording vacation pay and compliance with vacation policy.

    Monitor compliance with wage/hour laws.

    Maintenance of time clock and attendance system with IT, including assisting employees with online access to ADP and to time clock.

    Provide management with payroll and employee roster related reports as needed, including monitoring tardiness reports.

    Assist CFO with processing 401k benefit plan transactions.

    Assist CFO and management with administration of 401k plan including assistance with annual audit.

    Assist CFO negotiating contract renewals for benefits.

    Assist accounting and finance department with annual Workers Compensation audit.

    Report and coordinate Worker's Compensation and unemployment claims; as needed.

    Assist with conducting annual company open enrollment of insurances and benefits.

    Assist or responsible for projects assigned by management.


    FPC & CP Certification preferred but not required.

    Extensive knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local wage and hour laws including FSLA, FMLA, EEO, and other labor related regulations.

    Experience with ADP Workforce Now or ADP payroll software preferred.

    Must be fluent in MS Excel and Word.

    Must be detail oriented; accuracy is critical. Strong organizational skills required; position requires meeting deadlines and flexibility to review payroll with CFO or management prior to final submission.

    Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to prioritize work time and effectively manage deadlines.

    Must have excellent communication, inter-personal, and writing skills with professional and customer-service focused demeanor.

    Must be outstanding with follow-up, be an excellent teammate, and work with limited supervision.

    Must be self-motivated and an experienced problem solver.


    Required - High School diploma

    Preferred- College degree; Accounting/Business


    To provide culturally competent healthcare of the highest quality, regardless of the ability to pay. St. Thomas Community Health Center fosters relevant research and educational activities directed toward achieving health care initiatives that reduce disparities in our community, Central to our mission is acknowledging the role of anti-racism and providing care to all who are in need.