Payroll Coordinator


Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.


Responsible for the complication of payroll data from various sources such as Kronos and manual adjustment forms. The Payroll Coordinator will process a bi-weekly and weekly payroll for both non-exempt and except staff which includes: reviewing deductions, verifying totals, responding to/resolving moderately complex associate questions or problems, auditing calculated wages to ensure accuracy of the payroll and processing off-cycle check requests.

Maintains and documents changes to payroll data within HRIS system and/or the Service Central ticketing system.

  1. Processes weekly and biweekly payroll for hourly and salaried employees.
  2. Reviews payroll deductions and ensures accuracy of payroll.
  3. Downloads payroll information to outside payroll service provider for pay card and/or direct deposit processing. Distributes paycheck statements.
  4. Inputs additional pay, time-off (i.e. PTO, funeral leave, etc.), and W-4 exemption changes based on submitted paperwork.
  5. Answers questions from managers and associates, regarding time reporting and payroll procedures.
  6. Works closely with the HR Department, referring questions on policy issues relating to payroll (such as overtime, vacations, etc.) to the HR Department for clarification and confirmation.
  7. Assists with annual audit processes and other accounting tasks as assigned by manager.
  8. May train and serve as a resource for less experienced payroll personnel.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


Education and Experience
High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED), Associates Degree in Accounting or Business preferred. A minimum of one year of experience processing payroll for a multi-state company preferred. Experience with HRIS/Payroll database systems, such as PeopleSoft, Ceridian, or ADP preferred.


Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
FPC or CPP certification a plus, but not required.


Management/Decision Making
Makes standard and routine decisions based on detailed guidelines with little independent judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor.


Knowledge and Skills
Has a basic level of a skill and can follow written or verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to complete a few repetitive and well-defined duties. Has strong oral/written interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail required. Has a basic knowledge of the organization in order to answer basic questions. Has working knowledge of payroll rules and regulations, FLSA and multi-state payroll tax and child support preferred.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Talk or hear
  • Ability to lift:  up to 25 pounds
  • Vision
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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6737 W. Washington St. Milwaukee, 53214
field26665 Corporate

Regular Full-Time
ID: 2019-43174
Human Resources - Payroll