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Manager - Payroll and Sales Incentives, Phoenix, AZ

Organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Category: Manager
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Job Posted: September 23, 2020
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Manager-Payroll and Sales Incentives (Bachelors, 5yrs accounting and WorkDay Payroll software)

Job Description

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is a local, independent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and a not-for-profit health insurance company headquartered in Phoenix. Founded in 1939, the company has more than 1,800 dedicated employees throughout its Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler and Flagstaff offices. Providing health insurance products, services and networks to more than 1 million Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona offers various health plans for individuals, families, and small and large businesses. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona also offers Medicare supplement plans to individuals over age 65.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of Arizonans by delivering a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.

Responsible for managing the multi-state, multi-system, multi-company payroll and internal sales incentive compensation functions. Knowledge of federal and state payroll, wage and labor regulations is critical. Ensure timely and accurate payments that adhere to corporate policies and internal sales incentive plans. Analyst skills required to configure and test applications, with vendors, to produce accurate payments, documents and reports to taxing authorities, employees and sales staff. Manage all aspects of payroll including earnings, deductions, taxes, accounting, and time reporting/tracking. Reviews and approves various tax filings, journal entries, and reconciliations. Workday Payroll application experience is preferred.

Planning, organizing, developing and direction of Finance Supervisors and other subordinate's daily activities. Assures the timely and accurate completion of departmental responsibilities.

  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of a unit of employees engaged in different aspects of finance functions
  • Administer, interpret and maintain current working knowledge of the required BCBSAZ systems, procedures, forms and manuals.
  • Keep status of department current in accordance with service standards, systems, procedures, forms and manuals through staff meetings and verbal or written communications.
  • Perform, evaluate and assist in defining and improving the quality, quantity and timeliness standards to achieve individual and department performance goals as defined within the department guidelines.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations in regard to employment decisions.
  • Provide motivation and encouragement to subordinates, conduct performance evaluations, identify and coordinate training needs and make determinations regarding disciplinary actions.
  • Monitor and evaluate computer system issues and communicate with appropriate areas regarding status.
  • Meet standards as defined within standard operating procedures for one or more of the following departments: Finance, cost accounting, statutory reporting
  • The position requires a full-time work schedule. Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or as needed to meet business requirements.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Skills / Requirements

Required Work Experience

  • 5 year(s) of experience in accounting or finance field

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or related field

Preferred Work Experience

  • 10 year(s) of experience in accounting or finance field

Preferred Education

  • Master’s Degree in accounting, business, or related field of study

Preferred Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant

Required Job Skills

  • Intermediate skill in use of office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, scanner and telephones
  • Intermediate PC proficiency
  • Intermediate proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing

Required Professional Competencies

  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy
  • Analytical knowledge necessary to generate reports based on available data and then make decisions based on reported data
  • Capable of investigative and analytical research
  • Practice interpersonal and active listening to achieve high customer satisfaction and departmental communication standards
  • Establish and maintain working relationships in a collaborative team environment
  • Required Leadership Experience and Competencies
  • Make use of employees' skill and abilities to deliver business objectives
  • Use available information to focus the team's activities and identify priorities

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