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Sanford Health Payroll Implementation Specialist - Payroll Systems in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Payroll Implementation Specialist | Payroll Systems | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Payroll Systems - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Payroll Specialist applies payroll and time and attendance expertise to problem solving and optimizing software solutions, with minimal supervision. Must possess extensive knowledge in the use and support of payroll and timekeeping systems. Researches, analyzes and makes recommendations for payroll processing workflow improvements. Thorough understanding of new implementation technology or processes and provides input for desired changes or updates required for master files. Generates ad-hoc queries to support organizational objectives and support leadership in decision-making. Activities and services include testing and validating new upgrades and systems, as well as, implementing existing payroll system technologies including current locations, new locations, and mergers and acquisitions. Provides ongoing system support to internal teams, as well as, affiliated sites. Utilizes project management principles to assist in achieving stated outcomes. Keeps leadership advised of outstanding issues and support needs. Makes recommendations related to payroll and timekeeping system support, use, and implementation. Ensures projects completed accurately and within established timelines. Accountable for adherence to established project deadlines. Responsible for coordinating change management, communication and training activities as related to pay practice, timekeeping and payroll related topics. Regularly collaborates with payroll leadership to determine needs for communication and training. Creates and/or proofs all publicly available content, to include email, eLearning curriculum, forms, website postings, policies, etc. Maintains public and private payroll technology sites. Collaborates with marketing on internal communications. Conducts in-person and virtual training sessions on payroll processes for groups of up to 20 participants. Modifies training in the moment based on audience needs. Requires advanced presentation skills. Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. Analytical thinker with excellent mathematical skills and extensive knowledge of payroll related practices, concepts, regulatory and legal requirements. Requires familiarity with the impact of collective bargaining agreements on payroll and timekeeping solutions. Logical thinking and the ability to acquire an intricate knowledge of the system software and hardware. Requires advanced Microsoft Office skills. A positive attitude and support skills are expected. Assists payroll leadership with strategic projects as assigned. Assumes additional responsibilities for the department when others are absent. Flexibility, creativity and a willingness to implement new ideas. Accepting of change. Outstanding professionalism, poise and tact. Some overnight travel required.


Resolves unusual or complex payroll and benefits problems. Shares ideas and is open to other opinions and views. Adjusts to new or changing assignments, processes, and people. Identifies many possible causes for a problem based on prior experience and current research. Maintains a strong internal network that promotes informal collaboration. Implements training processes for discovering the learning needs of employees. Demonstrates the ability to modify work as directed. Under guidance, plans and estimates simple projects. Participates in documenting data, ideas, players, stakeholders, and processes. Communicates well downward, upward, and outward.



Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required.

Certification with the American Payroll Association is preferred.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

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In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Finance

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD10051