Payroll Specialist

7 days left

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 30, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs.

UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers.

At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.




UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.


Working at UCare is more than a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 12 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Position Description

This position is responsible to accurately process bi-weekly payroll for employees. Ensure accurate and timely submission of payroll filing as well as prepare and process garnishments, levies and other required payment distributions. Responsible for operational support, including, HR Oracle entry, timely verification of Streamline Verify, monthly licensure review, new hire meeting support, etc.

• Coordinate bi-weekly processing of payroll for all employees. Ensure accurate and timely submission. Receive and review payroll records for accuracy. Process manual checks as necessary.

• Prepare and process garnishments, levies, etc. and ensure timely payment to third party.

• Calculate retroactive salary increases, PTO payout, and other adjustments to regular payroll.

• Ensure withholdings, imputed income, deductions, and reimbursements are calculated and entered correctly and ensure compliance with applicable laws.

• Collaborate with ADP, Accounting, and applicable agencies to ensure accurate and timely set up for new state tax, time off policies, pay classes, earnings/deduction codes. Ensure accuracy of new policies.

• Ensure timely creation and submission of general ledger and PTO liability reports to Accounting.

• Maintain payroll procedures regularly to ensure all steps are documented for back-up reference.

• Maintain high understanding of payroll processing and laws to ensure UCare's compliance with wage and hour laws. Attend year end wrap up sessions to ensure accurate end of year processing.

• Ensure timely approval and entry of new hire benefits, new hire paperwork and tax forms. Meet with new hires weekly and conduct bi-weekly Benefit Orientation.

• Provide support to the department with maintain filing, handle and create correspondence, process verification of employment and other requests or projects as necessary.

• Ensure timely completion of streamline verify checks (OIG SAM, etc) and licensure verification - monthly and upon employment. Send screen shot of OIG activities to compliance monthly.

• Ensure timely submission of work orders in oracle for all new contingent staff and contract extension.

• Collaborate with Accounting to ensure timely funding of payroll related activities. Coordinate invoice processing for HR.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree preferred; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree. APA certification preferred.

Required Experience

Three years of payroll processing experience. Experience working with state tax laws, employer tax, unemployment insurance and bank reconciliation. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Experience

Experience processing payroll using ADP.


The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, helps you build on your strengths and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

JOB POST DATE: 06/04/2021

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