Payroll Assistant

Our employees are dedicated to a common goal – providing the highest quality care to our patients.  The Family Health Centers opened its doors in 1976 as part of the national Community Health Center movement dedicated to providing excellent primary and preventive health care to all, regardless of ability to pay.  We serve the working poor, the uninsured, those experiencing homelessness, refugees and immigrants, and anyone seeking affordable, high quality health care.

Job Overview

Family Health Centers is currently hiring for a Payroll Assistant.  A successful candidate will experience a fast paced work day, a varied clientele and a supportive team environment.    Examples of work responsibilities in this position include:

  • Processes bi-weekly payroll, including download of time and attendance data to payroll system.
  • Reviews electronic timecards, bi-weekly payroll and data entries for accuracy and consistency.
  • Enters data related to new hires, terminations, salary and status changes, employee directed changes, benefit and payroll deductions into HRIS system.
  • Processes and maintains garnishments.
  • Generates and customizes multiple payroll related reports.
  • Assists with reporting of employee information and wages to Kentucky Public Pension Authority.
  • Responds to employee inquiries regarding pay, payroll procedures and forms, as well as payroll software issues.
  • Assists FHC Payroll Manager and Accounting Manager as needed.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of payroll taxes, wage and hour laws, compensation and benefit limits.
  • Ability to accurately calculate and record figures.
  • Ability to understand and apply FHC and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and switch from one task to another as necessary.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and materials.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

  • High school graduate or its equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience processing payroll for over 250 employees.
  • Experience with ADP payroll software strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software.
  • Accounting or Human Resources experience a plus.


Family Health Centers is a family friendly work environment. Unlike other health care systems, there are no 3rd shifts, Sunday or holiday hours you must work.  FHC also provides rich benefits to our employees; the employee benefit package at FHC is valued at approximately 45% of an employee’s annual salary.  In addition to health insurance, Kentucky State Retirement System, staff receive up to 10 paid sick leave days, 12 days of vacation in their first year and up to 22 days, ten paid holidays and a bonus floating holiday to be used anytime in the year.

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