Payroll Specialist

Job Requisition #: JR64118

End Date: 9/1/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

Primary Function:

We are seeking a Full-Time Payroll Specialist to maintain employee master files on Payroll Computer System to ensure processing of payroll accurately, promptly and securely for all services rendered to CCHS.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains employees Workday and Kronos Pay files to ensure accurate pay for all services rendered to employees.

  • Interprets Christiana Care Health Systems pay practice and procedures in order to provide CCHS employees with a clear explanation of pay computations.

  • Maintains employee files for voluntary and involuntary payroll deductions, Federal and State tax withholding.

  • Performs an audit of completed timecards to identify potential pay errors and to ensure compliance to CCHS policy.

  • Performs an audit of system calculated earnings, contacts department heads to relate audit findings and gives instructions for processing required pay adjustments. Reports any policy violations to Payroll leadership team.

  • Responsible for verification of the signing of paychecks, maintains check number control log, verifies payroll system control report, deliver paper checks to Post Office.

  • Processes on demand checks or pay adjustments adhering to pay computations procedures.

  • Processes on demand checks, request for duplicate W-2 forms, memos, letters and spreadsheets using Microsoft Office products.

  • Complete Payroll and Expenses Settlement process as required.

  • Prepares payroll reports for Payable and departments as the need arises.

  • Researches employees' pay history to determine compliance with CCHS pay policies as required.

  • Replies to inquire for salary information, employment verifications and respond to third party garnishments from outside agencies in a timely manner.

  • Actively participates in the testing of new procedures, analyzes data and reports findings.

  • Maintains vendor master file on Payroll computer system for the processing of third party payments, i.e., child support, garnishments, student loans, etc.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school graduate with bookkeeping and/or accounting background.

  • One year previous payroll experience with emphasis on statistical computation.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Christianacare Offers:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

  • 403(b) with company match

  • Generous paid time off

  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentoring, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

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