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Payroll & Benefits Manager

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Accounting & Finance
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are looking for a Payroll and Benefits Manager to join our Finance team. You will ensure our most important asset, our people, are compensated as expected and following the law. You will be the primary resource responsible for daily payroll and benefits activities, as outlined below and be the face of the payroll team in our new Devens facility. You will work onsite and be based at our San Carlos, CA office and will report into the Manager of Finance Operations.

Role and Responsibilities

  1. Payroll Processing & Management
    • Process payroll following set pay schedules, employee offer letters, other compensation agreements, and employment dates
    • Work with Leave Administrator, TILT, to ensure accurate pay for employees On Leave
    • Set up garnishments and mandatory insurance coverage.
    • Ensure compliance with all Federal, state, and local taxing and labor authorities.
  2. Benefits Management
    • Work with our benefits broker and carriers to ensure successful employee enrollment and off-boarding and audit invoices to ensure accurate billing.
    • Maintain compliance with employee withholdings and corporate contributions to 401k accounts and the FSA/HSA Programs; reconcile plans monthly to ensure accuracy.
    • Betterment 401k System Administration
    • Lead the Annual 401k Audit and assist Broker with Annual Benefits Open Enrollment.
  3. Government Tax and Compliance
    • Register for and maintain state and local payroll-related accounts.
    • Manage year-end activities, such as ACA Reporting and W2 distribution.
    • Pull wage reports for Monthly Worker's Comp reporting and lead annual audit.
  4. Rippling System Administration
    • Manage the Payroll, Time Off, and Time and Attendance modules in Rippling
  5. Inbox Management/ Payroll & Benefits Ticket processing
    • Respond to 3rd party requests for employment verification
    • Respond to requests for information related to state programs such as unemployment insurance and paid leave


  • 5+ years of payroll experience in a multi-state setting including new state registration, reporting, and closing accounts. Experience with California and Massachusetts payroll laws
  • 5+ years of experience with benefits administration, including eligibility requirements, open enrollment processes, and navigating the intricacies of qualifying life events
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state regulations, filing, and compliance requirements affecting employee pay and benefits, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, SECTION 125, Worker's Compensation, Medicare, Social Security, and DOL requirements
  • Experience with Rippling and Betterment.
  • Have relevant certifications such as Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS),
  • Experience with Audits, such as Annual Financial Audits and Worker's Compensation Audits
  • Experience with leave management and coordination with state and private insurance


Compensation and Benefits | P4

San Carlos Zone
$117,000$147,750 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply!