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Centene Corporation

Director, Payroll

Centene Corporation - Clayton, MO

Director, Payroll





Position Purpose: The Director Payroll leads the timely and accurate delivery of payroll services and is responsible for maintaining Health Net s payroll system and related technologies. This position is responsible for overseeing the input and integrity of all pay related data, as well as ensures that local, state and federal compliance requirements are met. The Director Payroll establishes and maintains tax reporting procedures. Further, this position manages a staff of payroll associates and establishes customer service and productivity performance metrics and goals.

Oversees consistent and timely company-wide payroll operations and ensures compliance with applicable tax and wage/hour laws

Responsible for production of W-2 Forms and related year-end reporting; manages employee pay-related issues, which include overpayments, late pay, deductions, and related pay adjustments

Sets goals and determine priorities for the Payroll department

Manages team of Payroll associates, which includes hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance and providing opportunities for staff development and recognition

Serves as functional business owner of the payroll system; maintains a high level of understanding of best-in-class operations through continuing education, benchmarking, and forming cross-functional partnerships

Identifies business improvement opportunities, system enhancements and reports to improve payroll accuracy, efficiency, and customer service

Develops, implements, and maintains Payroll procedures and controls

Identifies potential payroll risks and takes action to mitigate such risks

Develops reporting tools and solutions to ensure appropriate financial information is made available to associates and management in a timely manner, including reports detailing gross payroll, hours worked, leave accruals, benefits and tax deductions, etc

Facilitates cross functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as Legal, OE, Information Technology, and other departments

Interfaces with OE and IT; provides recommendations and direction to Payroll/IT/HRIS steering committee

Partners with IT team on full system implementation life cycle (i.e. overall project objectives and scope, requirements, design, testing, implementation plans, and project plan development of deliverables, milestones, costs, and resources)

Provides project planning, project management and execution

Maintains awareness of trends in PeopleSoft and other Payroll/Timekeeping software enhancements

Manages Payroll operating budget including planning, budgeting and forecasting Payroll needs and applications

Solicits feedback and identifies requirements of Payroll end users, prepares and distributes timely Payroll communication

Handles appeals, issues and high level questions; maintains liaison and smooth processes with internal customers: Accounting, Legal, ASC, Staffing, OE, etc.


Education/Experience: Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related field preferred. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible payroll experience. Three to five years management experience

License/Certification: Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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Director, Payroll Centene Corporation - Clayton, MO, United States


Location: Clayton, MO

Company Profile:
Founded as a single health plan in 1984, Centene Corporation (Centene) has established itself as a national leader in the healthcare services field. Today, through a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions, we remain deeply committed to delivering results for our stakeholders: state governments, members, providers, uninsured individuals and families, and other healthcare and commercial organizations