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Senior Analyst, Payroll and Benefits

Company: Motivate LLC
Location: New York
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Are you a detail-oriented HR professional looking to join a small but growing team? Motivate is looking to hire a payroll and benefits manager to lead all aspects of the operations from processing, to policies to carrier connections. This role will report to the Director of People Operations and manage a team of two analysts.

About Motivate

Motivate is a best-in-class service operations and logistics company, delivering bike share services to some of the largest urban environments in the US. We operate in 8 cities across the U.S. including New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C. and will serve over 1.5 million riders this year alone. Led by a group of seasoned urban visionaries and creative leaders our mission is to revolutionize the landscape of our cities. In an effort to completely transform the urban experience, Motivate is leading the way in making cities more accessible, healthier and sustainable. We operate and maintain safe and dependable systems that help make cities great by connecting individuals to the people and places they love.

We're offering an opportunity to work with the most passionate, creative and proven team in this emerging, dynamic industry that is transforming cities around the globe.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage biweekly payroll processing, including reconciliations, timesheet approvals, wage garnishment compliance, and retro changes

  • Manage benefits administration for the firm, including:

    • Day-to-day benefits tasks, designing benefits training and employee education, wellness initiatives, invoices and reconciliations

    • Ownership of 401k plan administration, eventually becoming an active member of the investment committee

    • All compliance initiatives, including 5500s, Healthy SF/HCSO, and the Affordable Care Act

    • Familiarity with leave administration, including FMLA and ADA requests

    • Proactively address employee benefits questions and empower field managers and HR team to be self-sufficient with basic requests

    • Regular and ad-hoc reporting requests to key stakeholders on People, Safety, and Executive teams

      Job Competencies

      • Resourcefulness: The ability to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations. Being resourceful is all about finding innovative ways to overcome obstacles or solve problems. It can also relate to finding ways to deal with unforeseen or challenging situations using the resources that you have available. It is figuring out how to get over, around, or through barriers to success, and then doing it.

      • Deliver consistent results: Assumes personal responsibility for achieving outcomes and work effectively with little direction. In short, they are dependable and responsible.

      • Attention to Detail:Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.

      • Strong Interpersonal Communication: Competent at making relationships work, listen effectively and develop rapport with others. They are able to articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly, present information in a straightforward and logical way, and they ensure that they are understood. They are also very good at sharing information with others in order to improve overall work progress.

      • Planning & Organizing:Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity. Manages one's time to meet all project and assignment deadlines.

        About You

        • 7+ years of progressive experience in payroll and benefits, including 2+ years of experience managing a team

        • You're excited to manage and grow a team, and will delegate effectively to make sure everyone is challenged and sharing the workload

        • You love iterating on things and making them better, you're always trying to solve the next problem before it happens

        • You are comfortable and thrive in an agile and fast paced environment

        • You can work independently to set efficient timelines and project goals

        • You don't take things too seriously and know how to laugh at yourself

        • You deliver consistent results and are dependable and responsible

        • You are resourceful. You think creatively in difficult situations and are always looking for innovative ways to solve problems.

        • You have Strong Excel skills (CountIfs, SumIfs, Pivot Tables)

        • You have incredible attention to detail. You are consistently thorough when completing tasks and continuously monitor work, timelines and resources efficiently

        • Your organizational skills are next level; you establish a course of action and timetable for goals and projects, can efficiently prioritize needs and meet deadlines

        • You have strong interpersonal communication skills. You can easily make relationships across departments, articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and ensure that both colleagues and yourself are understood

          Bonus Points

          • Experience transitioning from benefits carriers

          • Experience administering and supporting a self-insured medical plan

          • Experience supporting a company with location(s) in California ---

          • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce a plus

          • Experience managing relations with key outside vendors (benefit providers, HR providers, and brokers)

            Other details

            • Pay Type


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