Ascension Health Lead Payroll Tax Associate in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job ID: 255087

Lead Payroll Tax Associate

Indianapolis, Indiana


Additional Job Information

Title: Lead Payroll Tax Associate

City, State: Indianapolis, IN

Location: AH Ministry Service Center

Department: MSC Payroll

Additional Job Details: FT Days, Monday - Friday 40 hours/ week. Flex Schedule with core hours 10:00AM - 3:30PM.

About Us

The Ascension Ministry Service Center serves our clients, delivers value and enables new possibilities for our health ministries throughout the US. Join us and you'll find an organization with a higher mission.

We respond to an ever-changing workplace by building a community of associates that are flexible, creative and innovative. We reward them with respect and recognition. We seek balance in our work and in our lives, and encourage spirituality in the workplace. Every associate at Ascension is unique and comes to us with different needs. We strive to have the programs in place that meet those needs.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Lead Payroll Tax Associate leads day-to-day activities for specific payroll, garnishment, and payroll tax administration for the organization's ministries.


  • Ensures all payroll processing activities are completed in accordance with published schedule, such that associates are paid on time, deductions are applied appropriately, and the organization's accounts can be closed for financial reporting. Develops, implements, and ensures compliance with policies and procedures necessary to support operations.

  • Manages all special payroll, garnishments and tax reporting requirements consistent with time and budget requirements.

  • Reports on service level agreement metrics and key performance indicators for payroll, garnishments and tax processing. Maximizes effectiveness and efficiency of payroll processing to ensure delivery of business results in compliance with contractual service level agreements.

  • Resolves escalated or complex associate payroll issues that require managerial intervention and coordinates, as needed with other process areas. Uses reporting tools to gain operational insight to identify and manage problems and propose resolutions. Develops and trains teams to provide exceptional customer service.

  • Monitors regulatory environment to stay abreast of internal and regulatory compliance requirements, as well as industry standard payroll preparation and time reporting, policy, procedures and metrics. Makes recommendations for process improvement, regulatory compliance policy, plan and process modifications, implementing approved changes.



  • High School Education or equivalent required.

  • Associate's degree or Technical degree in a related field, or combination of High School degree and related experience preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 1 Year Required Technical Experience.

  • 3 Years Preferred Technical Experience.

  • 2 Years Preferred Leadership/Mgmt Experience.

How To Apply

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the Ascension Ministry Service Center Team, please apply by completing an online application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Ministry Service Center is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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