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Payroll Administrator - Hospital

Salinas, CA (On-site)

The Company

Our client is the premier regional medical center in Salinas Valley, California, serving 230,000 residents and treating 44,000 patients a year. They are the lead sponsor of the Blue Zones Project for Monterey County – a health and well-being program designed for the community to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Work/Live balance is what they do for their employees and the community they serve.

The Community

  • Located on the coast of California, Salinas/Monterey Bay is a beautiful area that plays host to picturesque vineyards and agricultural farmsteads, giving it the nickname “The Salad Bowl of the World”
  • The cool and moderate temperatures make enjoying life outdoors a year round life style!
  • Less than one hour from San Jose and two hours from San Francisco, puts you in reach of world class destinations and universities.

The Role

The Payroll Manager must have experience minimum of 10 years experience working in a hospital environment with complexities of multiple union contracts, department shift differentials, payroll and time-keeping IT implementation projects, and engaging collaboration with department managers.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Payroll Manager will report to the Payroll Administer and will have a direct relationship with the Controller as well as other leaders in performing the Payroll function.
  • We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong technical, managerial and interpersonal skills, including detailed knowledge of Labor Law, Union Contracts and timekeeping.
  • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced hospital payroll department is preferred.
  • This position will oversee preparation of various governmental reports, including quarterly and annual State and Federal government reports, tax returns, and related correspondence.
  • Will perform maintenance of the Payroll System and API Timekeeping System.
  • Strong technical and project management skills highly desired for software implementation and installation.
  • This position is directly responsible for the stability, quality and integrity of the time keeping system and related records and internal control environment for Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.
  • Strong computer skills required including Excel, Word, knowledge of complex timekeeping systems and report writing.
  • The ideal candidate for this role is one that is self-driven, confident with strong employee relationship-building skills and can work effectively with all levels of the organization, including executives, directors, managers, and staff.

Education & Experience

  • Four-year degree in business required.
  • Experience in an acute care hospital environment required.
  • A minimum of 10 or more years’ experience in the payroll and related fields required.
  • Knowledge of Union Contracts, contract administration and analysis required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, particularly Excel. Advanced computer skills including SQL and Macros a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including supervision of staff including and networking with other colleagues.


Annual base compensation for this role will be competitive depending on experience. The Company has an EXCEPTIONAL benefits package.

Contact Us

If you are interested in this position or know of an executive who is the right fit, please contact us or forward this document. Contact information follows: Angela Hardesty, Healthcare Partner, at ahardesty@hardestyllc.com

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior

Employment Type: Full-time

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