Payroll & Benefits Manager


: $74,910.00 - $118,320.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Human Resources

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Metropolis Technologies, Inc. is a stealth start-up that is building digital networks to facilitate the future of mobility. The Company s headquarters is located in Los Angeles, CA with a newly established office in Dallas-Fort Worth to prepare for significant growth across Texas.

If you have a passion for the future of mobility, including on-demand valet, e-scooters, rideshare, last mile transport, autonomous vehicles, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and their surrounding ecosystem, the Company provides the opportunity to join at an early stage to help build out the DFW business.

The Role:

Our expanding company is seeking to hire a Los Angeles-based Payroll & Benefits Manager to join our talented team. Reporting to the Accounting & Finance Manager, you will run point on everything that makes our Payroll & Benefits function tick. You will ensure the successful onboarding of new employees, administration of payroll, and management of benefits plans.

You will accomplish this by maintaining accurate bi-weekly, multi-state payroll for over 100 employees, managing all benefit plans (including but not limited to all health insurance and 401(k) plans), conducting audits of payroll tax forms, and by staying up to date on state and federal labor regulations. As Payroll and Benefits Manager, you ll be the Company s very first HR hire. You will be instrumental in implementing best practices related to the payroll and benefits function.

What You ll Do:
  • Validate, document, and process the bi-weekly multi-state payroll for over 100 employees, including payroll deductions and wage garnishments.

  • Maintain the hourly payroll time tracking system, updating records and running reports.

  • Conduct audits of key tax forms, payroll balance sheets, and benefits.

  • Manage all benefit plans, including but not limited to all health insurance and 401(k) plans.

  • Stay up to date on state and federal labor regulations to ensure organizational compliance.

  • Help onboard new employees, including explaining the various benefit options.

  • Support the hiring of new employees by creating job descriptions, scheduling interviews and performing background checks and investigating references.

  • Assist the Accounting and Finance Manager and VP of Operations as needed.

Who you are:

  • You are detail oriented, operating with a zero-defect mindset. You don t let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • You are adaptable, able to adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions.

  • You are organized and able to plan, schedule, and budget multiple projects in a methodical, productive manner. You know how to proactively identify and focus on the key priorities.

  • You have unbiased professionalism. You don t cut corners ethically, earn trust and do what is right, not just what is expedient. You speak plainly and truthfully.

  • You are continuously improving your skills and are pursuing a Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation (or have an interest in doing so).
  • You have a strong working knowledge of California, New York, and Texas labor laws, as well as state and federal payroll taxes

  • You have a Bachelor s degree in Accounting, Human Resources, or equivalent.

  • You have 5+ years of experience in a payroll & benefits oriented HR role.

  • You are passionate about transportation, mobility and/or logistics!

Associated topics: benefit specialist, bonus, compensation analyst, compensation specialist, consultant, incentive compensation consultant, incentive compensation specialist, payroll, payroll transformation, salary * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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