Payroll Administrator – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC)

Corporate Office, Kansas City, MO

Our Mission: To provide affordable access to healthcare and to improve the health of our members.

At Blue KC, we’re committed to the personal and professional growth and well-being of our employees. We believe an informed and engaged workplace fosters positive and productive employees.

The dedication and commitment of our employees has been instrumental in our more than 75-year history of success and is why we take care of our employees on both a personal and professional level.

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Job Description Summary :

The Payroll Administrator is responsible for the daily payroll processes, as well as auditing, testing and year-end processes. This role serves as a key payroll-related point of contact for employees and managers

Job Description

  • Responsible for the day-to-day payroll processes to ensure timely, compliant and accurate payroll, including duties related to systematic time approval
  • Responsible for creating, reviewing and analyzing pre-transmission and post-transmission payroll audit reports
  • Resolve payroll tax issues by working with the Federal, State and Local agencies
  • Understand, research, and quickly and accurately resolve tax notices and identify situations that call for amended returns
  • Compile, input and reconcile any additional data to be included in the final payroll prior to processing of W-2s, and W-2c’s
  • Assist in the testing of all payroll related system enhancements, improvements & migrations
  • Create and/or run reports using Workday, as requested by internal and external parties
  • Create and maintain procedure manual for all job duties and establish and maintain annual payroll processing schedules and tasks
  • Keep informed on legislation and regulatory rulings impacting payroll; inform leader of potential issues or changes and recommend solutions
  • Carry out miscellaneous special projects or additional tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in related field or equivalent years’ experience to perform the essential functions of the job

Minimum 3 years payroll experience

Must possess expertise in payroll practices, laws and regulations

Proven knowledge of standard payroll concepts, practices and procedures

Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Analytical skills, including the ability to visualize, gather information, articulate, analyze, and solve complex problems

Excellent problem solving and judgement skills, and a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines

Excellent customer service skills and ability to resolve issues with a sense of urgency

Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll system

Ability to handle sensitive/confidential material and display a high degree of professionalism

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field

Experience with Workday HCM and Payroll

Additional Job Description:

Stands and/or walks occasionally. Sits for prolonged periods. Uses fingers, hands and arms extensively for using a computer keyboard and writing. Frequent speaking and hearing. Close and distance vision and an ability to adjust focus.

Work is performed in an environmentally controlled office setting, with no exposure to adverse conditions.

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