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Payroll and Benefits Associate

  • Location Washington, DC
  • Category Human Resources
  • Date Posted 08/05/2022
  • Type Contract to Hire
  • Commitment Full-time/Flex
  • Job ID #4684

DC based company focused on philanthropy and impact investing is looking for a Payroll and Benefits Associate

Hours/Schedule:  40 hours week 


Job Type: Contract 


Location Requirements: Remote (possible hybrid schedule)

Rate: $TBD



Payroll, Benefits & HRIS Administration

  • Develop all firm HRIS and payroll functions
  • Own all semi-monthly (and out of cycle) payroll processing, auditing, and recordkeeping
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate information
  • Ensure payroll process is documented and consistent with best practice
  • Manage, register and update State taxes as needed
  • Lead benefits administration, including enrollments, terminations, elevated staff inquiries, bill reconciliations, supporting health and wellness initiatives
  • Support benefit related initiatives such as open enrollment, paid time off and wellness while interfacing with providers as needed
  • Manage and process the Fitness benefits program per the handbook
  • Maintain and track benefit trends and usage in services
  • Manage employee changes and serve as the administrator of the HRIS
  • Support the Leave of Absence (LOA) and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) processes and administration.
  • Support the full life cycle of the employee, including but not limited to onboarding, job changes, and termination


  • Provide exceptional day-to-day customer service to staff, including acting as the primary pointof-contact for all benefits and payroll inquiries and directing them to other team members as needed
  • Support, participate, and develop team key service level standards based on department goals
  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with staff and key stakeholders to ensure satisfaction with CAT services Compliance
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect confidentiality of personnel data
  • Use the HRIS compliantly to ensure benefit participants receive all ERISA and ACA benefits information, notifications, and disclosures
  • Ensure personnel information is kept confidential to the extent required by laws, regulations and firm policies
  • Manage the submission of compliance reports including but not limited to 5500
Culture (future responsibilities – subject to change)
  • Co-lead the Heritage Group Committee to develop new initiatives and maintain company hybrid culture
  • Participate in monthly culture committee calls as a CAT team representative
  • Assist the Office Manager in planning larger office events

Other Responsibilities

  • Grow human resources expertise by participating in development activities
  • Help with special projects as necessary and co-lead the Compensation Feedback Group




FlexProfessionals respects and seeks to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences of its candidate network. FlexProfessionals does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. The candidates whose resumes are shared with our business clients are selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.