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Sanford Health Payroll Analyst | Finance in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: Sanford Business Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

The Payroll Analyst performs internal auditing of the employee payroll record, payroll processing practices, and time keeping records to ensure payroll compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as adherence to company policies. Conducts and analyzes audit reports related to employee benefits, retirement plans, and pay code utilization. Verifies accuracy of data in accordance with federal, state, and local specific regulations. Evaluates compliance and recommends new practices as needed to achieve compliance.

Coordinates and implements changes in collaboration with cross-functional teams. Performs control file maintenance of payroll systems, inclusive of tax and regulatory required process, configuration of new payroll related codes, and general ledger accounts. Adheres to documentation and quality standards. Completes reconciliation of employee benefit enrollments and respective financial postings, provides arrears billing and account funding deviations reports to Finance.

Coordinates state tax reciprocity process, communications, form preparation, and data maintenance. Communicates inaccurate payroll and timekeeping related inconsistencies to appropriate business owner for corrective action. Compiles and reports data for leadership to forecast potential business needs and determine efficiency and improvement of payroll processes and information feeds to other sub-systems. Monitors changes to federal, state, or local tax code to ensure system updates are completed and stakeholders are notified of potential impacts to payroll.

Actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives to deliver an improved product/service to employees. Additional duties and special projects as assigned by leadership.

Proficient in Microsoft Excel. Ability to interpret complex payroll and employee demographic data and utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to assess inconsistencies and collaborate with managers and other department resources. Basic understanding of payroll, human resource and accounting principles and standards is required. Requires familiarity with the impact of collective bargaining agreements on payroll and timekeeping solutions. Able to demonstrate use of knowledge in identifying trending and database inconsistencies based on statistical analysis. Detailed documentation of processes, workflows, and completed tasks for audit related purposes.

Department Details

This position can be located in Fargo, ND or Sioux Falls, SD. Lawson Payroll experience helpful.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related business field required.

Must have two years of applicable experience, with previous experience in an office setting and one year of professional payroll experience in a large, multi-state corporate setting preferred.

Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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Job Function: Finance
Req Number: R-19886
Featured: No