Benefits & Payroll Manager

Location: Austin, TX
Reports to: Chief Human Resources Officer

About FTC Solar Inc

FTC Solar is a fast growing, global provider of solar tracker systems, technology, software, and engineering services. We are as passionate about renewable energy as we are about our culture and values. We want to attract likeminded individuals who live and breathe Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Excellence. We’re humble enough to know that we don’t know everything, so we love bold ideas that disrupt the status quo. Basically, we don’t want you to just fall in line!

FTC Solar is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. For us, this is not just a set of words or metrics. It drives our culture, creativity, and future success. We support our employees and foster an environment where new ideas and perspectives are celebrated and encouraged. When our employees thrive, FTC Solar thrives. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


As a Benefits and Payroll Manager, you will play a critical role in overseeing and managing the company’s employee benefits programs and payroll processes. This position requires a detail-oriented and analytical individual with a strong understanding of benefits administration, payroll procedures, and compliance. You will be responsible for ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with relevant regulations while providing excellent service to employees.


Benefits Administration

  • Design, implement, and administer employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, wellness programs, and other fringe benefits.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and changes in benefit regulations to ensure the company’s programs remain competitive and compliant.
  • Facilitate employee communication regarding benefits, conducting informational sessions and addressing inquiries.

Payroll Management

  • Oversee the end-to-end payroll process, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in payroll processing.
  • Collaborate with HR to collect and verify employee timekeeping data and resolve discrepancies.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal payroll regulations and tax obligations.
  • Implement and maintain payroll systems, staying current on updates and improvements.

Recordkeeping and Reporting

  • Maintain accurate records related to benefits enrollment, payroll, and other relevant information.
  • Generate regular reports for management, providing insights into benefits utilization, payroll costs, and other relevant metrics.
  • Prepare and submit required reports to government agencies in compliance with regulations.

Policy Development and Compliance

  • Develop, update, and communicate benefits and payroll policies to ensure employees have a clear understanding of their entitlements and obligations.
  • Monitor changes in employment laws and regulations, adjusting policies and practices accordingly to maintain compliance.

Vendor Management

  • Manage relationships with benefits providers, ensuring cost-effectiveness and quality service.
  • Collaborate with payroll service providers and software vendors to optimize systems and processes.

Employee Support

  • Act as the primary point of contact for employee inquiries related to benefits and payroll.
  • Provide guidance and support during open enrollment periods and assist employees with problem resolution.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field.
  • Several years of experience in benefits administration and payroll management.
  • Strong knowledge of local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in HRIS and payroll software.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.


FTC Solar offers competitive wages, growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401(k) with a company match and much more

*Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet 100% of the listed requirements. At FTC Solar, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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