Payroll Specialist - Burbank - job 1198102

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Burbank, Illinois

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Job Description

The Payroll Specialist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for maintaining payroll records of employees of Northwestern Medicine. The Payroll Specialist will collect and analyze information to resolve payroll discrepancies as well as answer questions and process requests of both the Payroll Manager and the employees of Northwestern Medicine.


  • Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data into the payroll system.

  • Process employee data (new hires, terminations, changes, earnings, withholdings).

  • Prepare reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.

  • Balance earnings and deduction totals and corrects out of balance conditions.

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.

  • Provide payroll information by answering questions and requests.

  • Maintain employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Support the payroll and finance team with special projects.



  • 1+ years of experience in payroll or related field.

  • High school diploma.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.


  • Associate's degree.

  • APA Certification.

  • Experience in PeopleSoft or Kronos Payroll system.

Additional Information

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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