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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Payroll Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Ensures the integrity and confidentiality of the payroll system, the time and attendance system and payroll reports.

  • Reconciles university payroll accounts.

  • Assists in the processing of tax forms and direct deposits.

  • Reviews payroll requests for accuracy and for previous payment.

  • Processes vacation and sick leave balance adjustments and benefit overrides.

  • Processes ACH reversals and stop payments when needed.

  • Process on demand checks and garnishments.

  • Assists in the review and processing of various payroll deductions.

  • Assists in clearing errors during payroll runs.

  • Assists with the daily processing for bi-weekly and monthly pay cycles.

  • Prepares monthly deduction and premium payments via wires or checks.

  • May run and review queries.

  • Prepares monthly statistical reports.

  • Answers timekeepers' questions regarding the Kronos time and attendance system.

  • Answers incoming phone calls, emails, and questions from employees and visitors.

  • Handles special projects as requested.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Three years of payroll or related experience.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products.

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft and Kronos is preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 81361

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Vice President For Finance

Department Controllers: Payroll

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Revenue Cycle & Managed Care

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor