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Benefits and Payroll Manager

Benefits and Payroll Manager

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The Benefits and Payroll Manager is responsible for the oversight of payroll and strategic management of the benefit platform in the US, Canada and Great Britain.  Attention to detail and relationship management skills are imperative for success in this role.


  • Oversee and direct all payroll procedures and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and payroll tax obligations.
  • Manage HRIS to ensure compliance with payroll and benefits laws and regulations as well as company policies.
  • Oversee the health and welfare benefit administration - open enrollment, 401(k) administration, worker’s compensation and general liability claims, FMLA administration, EEO-1 reporting and COBRA administration.
  • Develop specifications for new plans or modify existing plans to maintain company's competitive position in labor market.
  • Develop census data and solicit insurance companies for quotations. Evaluate and make recommendations to management. 
  • Install approved new plans or changes to existing plans by preparing announcement materials, plan summary documents and other media for communicating plans to employees.
  • Prepare and execute benefits documentation, such as original and amended plan texts, benefit agreements and insurance policies. Instruct insurance carriers, trustees and other administrative agencies outside the company to effect changes in benefits program. Ensure prompt and accurate compliance.
  • Review and analyze changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits and report necessary or suggested changes to management. Coordinate company benefits with government-sponsored programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree and six (6) years of payroll and benefits administration experience, OR a master’s degree in HR management and four (4) years of payroll and benefits administration experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years FMLA and LOA experience
  • Strong mathematical ability and knowledge of ADP (Workforce Now) payroll system
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Well organized and detail orientated
  • Analytical background preferred


Note: Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.



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