Community Dental Partners

Payroll Specialist

Full-Time in Denton, TX - Community Dental Partners

Payroll Specialist

Reports to: Accounting Director

Key Partnerships: Support Center, Operations, Human Resources

Department: Accounting

Salary: $45,000.00 annually

Classification: Exempt

Status: Full-Time

About this role: The Payroll Specialist under the direction of the Accounting Director oversees the processing of the company

payroll for all concepts, and ensures accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions.

Job Responsibilities:

● Manage payroll process timely and accurately for all employees in the corporate office and the dental offices including the preparation of payroll, check distribution, maintenance of earnings records, and other related functions.

● Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local tax coverage, deductions, minimum wage, reporting, and filing requirements.

● Maintain a calendar indicating scheduled pay dates, pay increases dates, and dates that require payroll deductions.

● Input payroll data into the HRIS such as time worked, overtime, bonuses, and adjustments including benefit deductions, personal, sick, vacation, garnishments, child support orders, tips, training, etc., and update master payroll records.

● Apply company policies and government regulations affecting payroll procedures.

● Simplify, automate, or outsource procedures within the department to facilitate the efficient processing of payroll data.

● Follow and implement changes in tax, deduction, and minimum wage requirements.

● Point of contact for employees with payroll-related questions.

● Point of contact for financial institutions to facilitate direct deposit, stop payments, lost or stolen checks, etc.

● Point of contact for payroll vendors to facilitate payroll processing, W-2 distribution, timely filing of reports and tax deposits, requests for special checks due to payroll errors, terminations, etc.

● Audit payroll registers for accuracy before it is final.

● Prepare periodical payroll-related reports, analyses, statements, and projections.

● Other duties may be assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Business, or other relevant fields of study preferred.
  • 4+ years of payroll experience required
  • High School diploma required.

Additional Experience for a star candidate:

● Knowledge of payroll operations and Federal, State, and local payroll laws required

● Working knowledge of UKG is a plus.

● Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required

● Audit and compliance experience preferred

● Experience managing multi-state payrolls and payroll tax

● New system implementation experience is considered a plus

● Ability to deliver high-quality customer service consistently in a professional manner

● Strong knowledge of payroll-related compliance and reporting requirements

● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

● Excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills

● Effective team building capability and ability to guide, coach, and develop people

● Ability to manage the conflict/issue resolution process

● Ability to handle multiple customer requests/priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions

Knowledge, Skills, and Mental Aptitude:

  • Business Acumen - Employs analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; plans and efficiently
  • organizes work, appropriately seeks, manages, integrates, and interprets data.
  • Able to prioritize work and make sound decisions using available data. Exercises good judgment and is committed
  • to excellence and operational integrity.
  • Collaboration & Customer Relationships - Understands the value of diverse talents and perspectives and
  • encourages diversity of thought and ideas. Is always professional when dealing with internal and external
  • customers. Works through differences and finds a productive common ground with others to achieve mutually
  • beneficial results. Has a strong sense of customer service.
  • Functional Expertise - Achieves success through a comprehensive knowledge of industry and business as it relates to the position.
  • Applies creative solutions resulting in internal and external customer satisfaction. Demonstrates initiative and is accountable for own actions and decisions.
  • Communication Skills - Has good verbal and written skills; is effective when communicating with peers and
  • superiors as well as with customers and others outside the company. Expresses opinions and ideas concisely.
  • Encourages two-way communication.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Displays strategic thinking and good judgment when faced with complex or difficult situations and decisions.

Physical, Mental, and Special Demands:

  • Work is generally sedentary in nature, exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push,
  • pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Walking and standing may be required, up to 15% of the time.
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Other Work Aides:
  • Computer, printer, and various software packages (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access)
  • Calculator/10-key
  • Telephone
  • Copy Machine
  • Facsimile machine
  • Postage meter
  • Policies and procedures manual


  • 401(k)
  • Health Insurance (PPO/HSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Internal Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance (STD/LTD)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Career Growth Opportunities

Schedule and Location:

Monday- Friday - Hybrid Work Schedule (remote/onsite)

One Location- Support Center

CDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Community Dental Partners is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.