Payroll Business Systems Specialist (Business Systems Specialist) (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Information Technology
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 12787
FTE: 1

Finance & Accounting

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Days

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job. 

The Payroll Business Systems Specialist is an integral partner, liaison, and support individual for the Payroll Department with primary responsibilities to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system issues with various business partners (IS, HRIS, HR), including third party vendors related to payroll processing, develop and provide the payroll reporting, including ad hoc reports for internal process efficiencies and audits.  

The Payroll Business Systems Specialist administers, implements and monitors business and program processes, operation systems, and efficient business systems for payroll. Maintains system applications for department with limited guidance in coordinating and carrying out assignments. Applies project management methodology and develops expertise in more than one business area.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Acts as a focal point for the reporting and triage of system problems within the department and collaborates with IT Department on changes, fixes, and updates to the department's information systems and as the resource on the department's workflow, policies, procedures; business objectives, regulatory requirements.
  •  Based on Payroll needs, identifies business systems solution requirements by analyzing work processes and operations.
  • Conducts end-user training and collects and analyzes feedback.
  • Creates cost-benefit analyses, identify resource allocations and equipment costs, create problem escalation plans, manage reporting processes, and establish timelines and milestones.
  • Evaluates Payroll business and information systems functionality in order to develop and design systems solutions.
  • Evaluates Payroll business and program application systems' functionality to identify gaps, measuring the solution impact to business operations. Serves as a liaison between the business and the project team to improve productivity, and developing and delivering training.
  •  Implements changes using documented procedures that are compliant with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains system applications for department with limited guidance or direction on coordinating assignments.
  •  Develop/write complex custom payroll reports as well as ad-hoc reporting as needed to support other department’s reporting needs.  
  • Point person in interacting with vendors - resolves client/system issues based on interaction with vendor support.
  • Writes and execute ad hoc reports; tests and validates system changes.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
  • License/Certification:  None Required.

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple form to cross-functional departments or teams.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage facilities, equipment, supplies, and related resources as necessary for the project.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Payroll, ADP Ev5, Garnishments, ADP Payroll Taxes, Kronos Timekeeping.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve routine, specialized, and advanced technology problems.
  • Ability to establish a set of tasks and activities associated with an intended outcome and timeline.
  • Ability to make effective oral presentations and prepare concise written reports to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to provide oversight for project(s) and all related activities in that setting, including quality assurance and safety.
  • Ability to take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences.
  • Ability to use appropriate interpersonal skills to give information to and receive information from coworkers and clients in a tactfully and professional manner.
  • Ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions.
  • Knowledge of new technologies and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes in the field.

 Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Additional Information

Analysts in some departments may perform routine quality assurance, make corrections as needed, and inform management and staff of deficiencies. Where these can be mitigated by process enhancements, the analyst recommends changes to departmental applications and workflows. Works to ensure the data captured by staff meet all clinical, compliance, and billing needs. In doing so the analyst draws upon knowledge of federal, state, and other regulatory requirements and recommends/initiates process changes and system enhancements to meet changing needs.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.