Payroll Assistant

Job ID 2018-1078


At Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, we believe that we have a unique opportunity to impact and improve the lives of our patients and clients through an innovative spirit, compassionate care and hands-on, personalized care. In doing so, Foothills staff work together with our vision in mind—to be the preeminent provider of physical therapy and wellness services that advance the health and well-being of our patients, clients and communities.


Born in 2000 with one small location and the initiative to “do things differently” in the world of physical therapy, Foothills is now changing the landscape of outpatient physical therapy providers in the southwestern US. Staying true to our roots, we are physical therapist operated and believe in keeping the profession in the hands of physical therapists.


Based in beautiful Phoenix, AZ which boasts 299 days of sunshine annually, Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy employees embody the adventurous and active spirit of the region. When not helping our patients regain their active lifestyles, our employees are often found pounding the pavement or grinding their gears on the thousands of local hiking and biking trails. If relaxation is your thing, sit back and enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunsets with family or friends or hit the links at our world-famous golf courses.


Full-time Employee Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance
  • 401K program with company match
  • Paid time off and six observed holidays

Think you’ve found your fit? See what we’re looking for and apply today.

Brief Description

Foothills is seeking a Payroll Assistant who serves to perform a variety of Payroll related duties on a professional level. Responsible for full cycle payroll processing.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist with processing bi-weekly payroll including but not limited to, audit/verify pre-payroll register prior to final submission.
  • Manage and enter payroll changes/actions every pay period.
  • Manage timecard corrections.
  • Meet payroll deadlines for submission.
  • Provide payroll reports to Owners/Directors bi-weekly.
  • Process verifications of employment.
  • Employee garnishments.

Other duties:

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment/benefits laws and regulations.
  • Special projects as needed.


  • Knowledge of Paylocity preferred, but not required.
  • Exhibit a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail and able to multi-task. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills dealing with a diverse range of people. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Knowledge of employment laws and applications for legal compliance.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to act with integrity in regard to all matters of confidentiality. 
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in solving problems.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience, to include payroll experience is required.
  • Efficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc).


Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional work environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, scanners and photocopiers.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to type; handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


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