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Payroll Manager in Knoxville, TN at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description


The responsibilities include managing all aspects of Team Health and affiliate multi-state payroll functions to ensure processing is accurate, timely and in compliance with GAAP, federal, state and local regulations; manages the payroll department employees and all related supervisory activities including integration of affiliate payroll department activities.


  • Manages Payroll Department staff, this includes but is not limited to:       hiring, training, motivating, assigning/delegating work, performance evaluations, discipline, termination, and other related supervisory activities to ensure the preparation and distribution of the company’s payroll meets established schedules.
  • Maintains current knowledge and be in compliance with global changes regarding payroll administration, federal/state laws, wage/hour laws, etc.
  • Maintains knowledge of Payroll systems to achieve alignment with HR/ Benefits, Information Technology and other related departments to ensure effective accounting support and optimized process improvement.
  • Facilitates management and employee understanding of payroll procedures and issues through meetings, reports and other communications.
  • Manages and oversees the:
    • accurate and timely processing of payroll;
    • calculation and timely payment of tax deposits and other payroll withholdings;
    • payroll, tax, and other state and federal reporting;
    • set up and maintenance of employee payroll information in both the information and file systems in accordance with FSLA and EEO guidelines; and
    • year-end processing W-2’s and related tax returns, including related federal reporting.
  • Identifies and trouble-shoots problems within the Human Resources/Payroll information systems, initiates follow-up to ensure appropriate corrections are made.
  • Oversees the transition/implementation for new acquisitions to the Team Health payroll system(s) including payroll software, timekeeping software, etc.
  • Oversees applications for withholding, unemployment, and other applicable accounts for Team Health and its affiliated companies when entering new states of business.
  • Responsible for special projects or assignments.

Job Requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting related field or equivalent work experience
  • Five years of previous payroll experience, preferably in a 1000+ employee, multi-state setting;
  • Previous management experience required;
  • Excellent computer skills (spreadsheet applications and HR/PR systems, i.e. Lawson, or related software);
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines; and
  • Ability to work successfully in stressful situations.


  • Manages Payroll Tax Accountant(s) and Payroll Accountant(s) as well as Payroll Processing Supervisors


  • Job performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting;
  • Occasional lifting/carrying (15 pounds or less);
  • Occasional travel (out-of-town and overnight);
  • Moderate to high levels of stress;
  • Prolonged sitting; and
  • Prolonged work on a computer/PC.

This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.


Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position. All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution, negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.