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Lutheran Social Services of the South Payroll Coordinator in Austin, Texas

About Upbring

At Upbring, we are servants on a mission to break the cycle of child abuse. We are warriors, brave as the thousands of Texas Children and families we serve. We stand up for those who can’t speak for themselves. We are a family who values innovation, empathy, patience, understanding and trustworthiness.

The Payroll Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the payroll process to ensure the nuanced needs of our staff are captured timely. Responsibilities include processing timesheets, updating payroll records, and answering employee questions about payments, ensuring employees are compensated correctly and on time. Role requires great attention to detail and outstanding analytical and numerical skills.

This is a hybrid role with 3 days in office in North East Austin.

We Are Warriors | We Set the Standards for Child Welfare

Work Standard

  • Ensure payroll is operating in a manner that is consistent with the Agency’s fiscal philosophy, policies, and is operating efficiently and effectively

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Audit payroll entries after each payroll is processed to validate transactions have posted correctly

  • Utilize the ticketing system to track communications with staff

  • Be able to research and address payroll and timekeeping related questions in systems

  • Run reports when requested by internal stakeholders or by other business partners

Fiscal Management

  • Prepare and process biweekly payroll accurately and effectively; inclusive of pre-payroll review of data to ensure an error-free payroll run

  • Prepare and research processing and import of timesheets from timekeeping system into HRIS

  • Process manual checks as needed

  • Process employee loans as submitted and ensure proper recovery of balances, inclusive of collecting balances from separating employees and employees with status changes from full-time to PRN

  • Review final pay checks of separating employees to ensure accurate payout of vacation balance as applicable, fee recovery for unreturned agency property and loan balance recovery

  • Calculate retroactive pay when necessary

  • Recording and maintaining supporting documentation for changes to employee records related to payroll transactions

We Are Servants | We Help Others


  • Work closely with People Operations team to ensure information is accurate

  • Assist employees with payroll related questions while providing a high level of customer service

  • Work closely with the Finance and People Operations leadership and teams to ensure payroll accuracy

  • Work closely with Payroll Administrator to ensure accuracy for payroll processing.

We Are Family | We Are Passionate & Compassionate

Building Relationships

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with management and internal and external customers to ensure payroll needs, goals, and objectives are being met

  • Work as a team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Organization and is consistent with Organization policies and practices

  • Actively participate in exhibiting cultural awareness and sensitivity when interacting with children, parent(s)/guardian(s), staff, and the community

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 6 months of proven experience as a payroll coordinator or similar experience

  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills

  • Experience in supporting internal teams with a customer service approach

  • Proven skills in written and verbal communication, especially interpersonal skills

  • Integrity, professionalism, and dedicated work ethic

  • Success in working on a team and independently

  • Personal and professional confidence accompanied by a sense of humor and empathy toward others

  • Self-motivated and proven ability to work as a member of a high-performance team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area of study; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of education requirement

  • 1 years of proven experience as a payroll coordinator or similar payroll experience

  • Working knowledge of UltiPro/UKG payroll and time-keeping system

Physical Demands & Work Conditions

  • This position requires sitting and looking and using a computer for long periods of time

  • Lift, push, pull, move up to 10 lbs.

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

Keywords: bookkeeping, ultipro, HRMS payroll, retro pay, garnishments, cpp, fpp, accounting clerk, payroll administrator,

ID: 2023-5572

Shift/Hours: 1st Shift

External Company URL:

Street: 8305 Cross Park Drive