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Payroll Manager

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Payroll Manager 

Indianapolis, IN

Ascension Health is searching for a Payroll Manager, in our Indianapolis location, with experience with in-house payroll, garnishments, taxes and various payroll forms. 

Competitive Compensation / Excellent Benefits / Relocation Provided

For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It's an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients so we can provide holistic care that treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Our innovative approach impacts and influences the community that we serve. 

Why Join Ascension?

The Ascension Ministry Service Center (MSC) provides business services for all of Ascension so that front-line associates can focus on what matters most – caring for patients. Some of the services include payroll, benefits, accounts payable and accounting. Over the years, the Ministry Service Center has matured into a central hub of teams providing innovative support to associates across Ascension. Teams at the MSC are often the go-to source for complex transformations, enterprise-wide projects, new services and other work that involves understanding the complexities of a large multi-state organization.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As a Payroll Manager, you will have the opportunity to manage the day-to-day activities under assigned functions for payroll processing for the organization. Ensures efficient and compliant processes are in place to meet or exceed Service Level Agreements. Develops and trains teams to provide exceptional customer service to associates of the organization.


  • Ensures all payroll processing activities are completed in accordance with published schedule, such that associates receive pay on time and the organization accounts can be closed for financial reporting.
  • Resolves escalated or complex associate issues that require managerial intervention or involve other process areas.
  • Develops, implements, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures necessary to support operations.
  • Examines operational policies and makes informed recommendations for process improvement and regulatory compliance.
  • Reports on Service Level Agreement metrics in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of process area.
  • Emphasizes key performance indicators and metrics for payroll, time reporting, and attendance management.
  • Ensures delivery of business results by meeting or exceeding all contractual service level agreements and managing payroll, time, and attendance costs.
  • Monitors regulatory environment to stay abreast of internal and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Gathers feedback from individuals, payroll, time, and attendance members, local Human Resources, and third-party providers on payroll preparation and time reporting, policy, procedures and metrics.
  • Manages all reporting requirements for assigned functions.
  • Utilizes reporting tools to gain operational insight in order to identify and manage problems and propose resolutions.

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience required.
  • 5 years of experience preferred.
  • 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.
  • 5 years of In-house payroll experience is strongly preferred.
  • PeopleSoft and Kronos experience is strongly preferred.
  • Tax and garnishment production experience is preferred. 
  • Experience managing large teams. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Ministry Service Center is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

The Ascension Ministry Service Center participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site) 

Job ID: 407500
Category: Ministry Service Center
Ministry: Ascension Ministry Service Center
Location: Indianapolis, IN

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