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Director Payroll Compensation and Benefits - Hybrid Remote

Santa Ana, CA · Education

This is a Hybrid Remote role. It is anticipated that the incumbent will be onsite 2 -3 days / week
The Director of Payroll, Compensation & Benefits is an essential position supporting the Human Capital functions of payroll, compensation, and benefits. Under minimal supervision, this role
provides for the administration of the employee payroll, benefits program and compensation in accordance with all company policies and procedures and in compliance with all state and federal regulations.


  • Develop policies and procedures related to accuracy and efficiency of payroll processing
  • Supervises, trains, assists and mentor payroll team. Provide formal and informal feedback to staff.
  • Maintains payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising leadership on needed action

Compensation & Benefits
  • Responsible for developing strategy, researching and recommending options, and directing the efficient functioning of all Compensation and Benefits for all hourly and exempt employees.
  • Annually reviews and makes recommendations to executive leadership as to compensation and benefits program direction; develops new, enhances or revises existing programs based on current trend analysis and policy direction.
  • Develops and administers exempt and nonexempt salary and hourly programs to ensure equitable and competitive pay practices; analyzes survey data to determine competitive position and recommends changes in salary and /or hourly structure, as required.
  • Prepares, and oversees the preparation of reports, compensation administration policy manuals, internal publications, and program description materials.
  • Performs and oversees analysis of job, wage and salary surveys, competitive compensation rates, design of compensation packages and other related compensation and benefits projects.
  • Advises department directors, managers, supervisors, and employees on interpretations of compensation, benefit and leave of absence policies and practices.
  • Manages benefits program design, compliance, communications and administration; oversees annual benefit renewals, annual open enrollments, and discrimination testing.
  • Ensures the smooth delivery of benefits plans coverage and employee issue resolution.
  • Conducts benchmarking of benefits program to assess competitiveness. Plans, develops, and/or participates in surveys. Analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Implements an education/communication strategy to maximize employees’ understanding and value of the benefits programs.
  • Manages retirement plans including non-ERISA 403(b), ERISA 401k & defined benefit program.
  • Manages benefits vendor relationships including negotiations.
  • Responsible for organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local legislation with regard to all compensation and benefit policies and practices.
  • Ensures regulatory and legal compliance (ERISA, COBRA, ADA, HIPAA, FMLA, DOL & IRS regulations) and maintains plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and master system of records.
  • Keeps informed of new trends, developments, laws, and regulations related to the administration of compensation and benefits.
Leave of Absence Administration
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for Leadership, Human Resources, Legal and plan vendors regarding all leaves of absence related processes.
  • Maintains accurate records and reporting of employee leaves in full legal compliance.
  • Develops, generates, and presents reports to analyze leave data and trends including current leaves, returns from leaves, and intermittent leave implications (pay, benefits, return to work, etc.).
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for the leave programs in alignment and under the general direction and of the leadership team.
  • Ensures highest level of customer service with employees and provides responsive support throughout LOA process.
  • Work on other projects and tasks as assigned

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum 7+ years of compensation, benefits and payroll experience required with at least 5 years managing people
  • CCP certification preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental payroll concepts
  • Familiarity with enterprise HR data systems; ADP Workforce Now knowledge preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Highly collaborative, with a strong desire to support, enable, and coach others
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and tools, including advanced Excel
  • Strong attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills
  • Strong sense of urgency, with demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize multiple activities
  • High integrity with proven ability to handle extremely sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated track record of being a self-starter, with the initiative and perseverance to deliver results
  • Application of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Project management and process improvement
  • Strategic planning and execution to plan
  • Must pass Live Scan (criminal background check via fingerprinting)
  • Satisfactory Tuberculosis Test
For immediate consideration, please submit a recent resume and detailed cover letter.

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