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Sanford Health Payroll Specialist - Payroll 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
Address: 2200 E Benson Rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Located in the Sanford Business Center just of the I-229 and Benson exit. This position is an exciting mix of payroll implementation to include implementing new payroll solutions as well as working with end users for change management. Great opportunity to be exposed to how a $6.5B company can process 50,000 pay slips every two weeks.

Job Summary

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.


Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required.

Certification with the American Payroll Association is preferred.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Finance
Req Number: R-49535
Featured: No