Compensation + Benefits Manager

Position Summary

The Compensation + Benefits Manager administers payroll and benefits for the organization’s employees. Responsibilities include ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations in addition to administering corporate benefit programs including enrollment, change reporting, and reconciling invoices for payment. This position will also assist with employee onboarding.

Primary Focus

Serves as the primary resource for all employee compensation, ensuring payroll and benefits are processed timely, accurately, and in compliance with all government regulations.


  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll process to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensures accurate and timely execution of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Maintains employee costing calculations to ensure accurate rates are reflected in the accounting program.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Ensures compliance with the applicable provisions of COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA.
  • Responds to notifications from state agencies or others regarding employment or unemployment claims filed by former or existing employees.
  • Develops offer letters as requested by management.
  • Implements onboarding process for new employees.
  • Meets with new employees to review compensation and benefits, answer questions, and ensure all documents have been completed and signed.  
  • Assists employees with benefits enrollment and life event updates.
  • Coordinates and oversees annual open enrollment process for insurance benefits.
  • Reconciles insurance invoices and records accurate accounting of actual and accrued charges.
  • Responds to routine payroll and benefits inquiries from employees.
  • Performs market analysis on compensation and benefits annually.
  • Reviews and reconciles end of year tax forms to ensure accuracy or reporting.
  • Responds to annual 401k census reporting requests.
  • Responds to annual workers compensation audit requests.
  • Maintains knowledge of economic conditions, labor market, and other factors related to ensuring the organization provides competitive and reasonable benefits and compensation scales and structures.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in compensation and benefits administration.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Three plus years of experience with multi-state payroll and benefits administration for a medium to large sized business.
  • Must have a basic understanding of payroll practices associated with employment and labor laws.
  • Must have a basic understanding of benefits policies and procedures including FSA, COBRA, retirement plans, cafeteria plan administration and other benefits issues.

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