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City of Hope Payroll Specialist in Irwindale, California

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for routine clerical processes required to produce timely and accurate payrolls for COH and subsidiary companies.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Maintains accurate payroll records.

  • Reviews and prepares time and monetary input for leaves of absences.

  • Updates computer system with payroll information for new hires and changes (tax filing status, deductions, etc).

  • Verifies that employee information entered into the computer system by Human Resources is accurate; i.e. rate of pay, social security number, tax status, exemptions, etc.

  • Calculates retroactive rate increases and prepares input forms.

  • Provides timely and accurate data entry of changes and adjustments.

  • Prepares semi-monthly payroll balancing controls.

  • Provides assistance to employees with payroll questions and/or problems.

  • Provides assistance to maintain API T&A system.

  • Inputs data and maintains API’s Grant Tracking feature.

  • Audits API reports and advises departments of possible errors.

  • Distributes Payroll reports.

  • Calculates termination and correction checks. Forwards calculations to another Payroll staff member for verification. Prints and distributes checks.

  • Calculates integration of SDI benefits and inputs into API.

  • Balance both payroll processing requirements and complete work in a timely manner. Ability to effectively communicate if/when deadlines may not be met.

  • Maintains professional attitude when working with other COH employees.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training. Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

  • Two years accounting experience including one-year minimum payroll experience.

    Preferred education, experience and skills preferred for consideration :

  • Concentration/attention to detail required when verifying payroll computations.

    Required Courses/Training:

  • Principles of Accounting, Business Mathematics, Payroll Procedures. Data Processing experience.

    City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. #LI-RA