Job Location:
USA, TX, The Woodlands

McKesson requires new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests.

McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful – all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.

Position Summary

 Payroll Specialist 2 will be responsible for processing payroll best practices.  This includes and is not limited to timecard entry and validation, processing and validating payroll in the designated system, understanding of earnings and deductions (pretax and taxable), understanding payroll taxes (federal, state and local), maintaining and updating employee data, responding to employee questions accurately and timely.  Responsible for assisting other departments and agencies with payroll questions, requests and completion of wage verification forms.  Ensuring payroll accuracy and employee satisfaction for our weekly, bi-weekly, and semi-monthly payrolls. Able to complete assignments and tasks with minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Experienced and fully competent in payroll-related items and works independently or with minimal supervision in the area of payroll validation. This includes and is not limited to the following: earning and deduction taxation on regular and On-Demand payments, pay and W2 reconciliation (earnings/deductions/taxes), garnishment processing, union pay, benefits (deductions and Leave pay), termination pay rules, money movement, familiar and able to reference/ implement payroll rules and best practices. 

  • Provides resolution for a wide range of complex payroll-related discrepancies and payroll-related questions accurately and timely (based on Service Level Agreements) with minimal to no supervision.  These come in the form of cases, emails, mail and daily reports/tasks.  This includes and is not limited to the following: On Demand-check creation and validation, earning and deduction taxation inquiries, pay and W2 reconciliation, garnishment processing, union pay, benefits (deductions and STD), terminations, wage requests and similar requests for earnings.

  • Achieve results and meet deadlines with minimal to no direction when working on assigned activities and or projects by knowing or being able to follow established procedures and instructions provided.  Using professional judgment in analyzing data and ensuring timely and accurate completion of assigned tasks.

  • Update and create Desk Top Procedures/Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for assigned tasks as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of payroll processing experience.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a multi-state payroll environment.

  • Preferred Working knowledge of Workday and ADP garnishments and banking.

Critical Skills

  • Experienced and fully competent in payroll best practices and is proficient in specific areas (i.e. garnishments, unions, benefits, taxes) with moderate guidance.

  • Strong knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and taxes.

  • Ability to complete work assignments independently while contributing to a team environment

  • Attention to detail and the ability to enter and validate information accurately.

  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential material.

  • Decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work in a heavy volume fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with limited supervision. 

  • Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills.

  • Receptive to coaching and instruction from management.

  • Ability to adapt and remain positive during changes to processes and working conditions.

  • Ability to identify and communicate process improvements and develop a resolution.

  • Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel.

  • Working and technical knowledge of Workday, Kronos, and ADP garnishments and banking.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Ability to communicate and articulate needs/suggestions in a positive constructive manner.

  • Strong professional communication skills in listening, verbalization and writing.

  • Able to follow detailed instructions on assigned work.  

  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management internally and externally.

  • Ability to present and communicate to internal and external business partners.


  • Advanced education is preferred, but not required

  • A High School diploma or GED required

  • Preferred Certified Payroll Profession (FPC, CPP) 

Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 

We take pride in our culture of connection and believe in a workplace where everyone can be their full, authentic self. We welcome and encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities and others with diverse perspectives to join our growing team. Your unique perspective and experience are valuable assets that can translate into a rewarding career path with us. Apply to join our team and help shape the future of healthcare!

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]. Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

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