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Payroll Manager


Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services include mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable.

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do. We are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the value in each person's perspective and recognize their talents, regardless of what the market says. We believe it's important to nurture a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

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A Better opportunity: is looking for a highly motivated Payroll Manager to join the Accounting team. Sitting at the intersection of Accounting and People Operations, this role will oversee the payroll processing team. The ideal candidate thrives in fast-paced environments with moving targets. They are interested and informed on emerging technologies and someone who is always looking for improvement, and efficiency in processes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the timely processing of US payroll each pay period, including the preparation of corresponding reconciliations. Reviewing payroll schedules for completeness and accuracy prior to approving for processing. Troubleshooting and resolving current and historical issues, as needed.
  • Partnering with the People Operations and Legal teams on employee record keeping and payroll process management. Provide ad hoc reports and analysis to various internal stakeholders.
  • Assisting with driving the implementation of ADP Workforce Now.
  • Supporting external financial and payroll-related audits.
  • Building and maintaining employee confidence and trust by promptly responding to requests and protecting the confidentiality of payroll operations.
  • Complying with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.

About You:

  • 5+ years progressive experience as a payroll specialist, with at least 2 years of management experience
  • Experience with Payroll, Benefits, and HRIS systems, preferably Workday and ADP Workforce Now
  • Strong knowledge and experience with US labor law, tax and compliance as well as all federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, including COBRA, FMLA, and DOL/FLSA requirements.
  • Detail oriented, deadline driven and work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written form across teams
  • Ability to comfortably interact with employees of all levels of experience and seniority, across the organization and uses discretion when dealing with sensitive employee payroll and benefit matter


Better is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

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Job ID: 5065153
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)