Assistant Vice President, Payroll & Benefits

Company: Martignetti Companies

Location: Taunton, MA



With continued growth, Martignetti Companies is seeking a hands-on leader as the AVP, Payroll & Benefits, to join their HR team. In this role, you will oversee all things payroll and benefits, including managing and monitoring administrative costs of their systems and programs and recommending alternative business-aligned solutions, process improvements and special projects. 

This position is eligible to participate in Martignetti Companies’ hybrid work schedule, which includes three days in the office per week and two days remote.

What You’ll Do

  • Hands on leader who will manage both the benefits, payroll strategy and teams across 3 companies 
  • Thorough understanding and ability to jump in and help during busy periods with the processing of payroll for 3 companies on a weekly and biweekly basis to include hourly, salary, commissioned and unionized employees
  • Audit payroll and approve payroll transactions to ensure all amounts and payment dates are accurate 
  • Collaborate with Finance, Accounting and HR teams to report material changes, costs and forecasts
  • Organize company-wide benefits needs assessments and surveys, analyze results and develop various employee benefits programs, such as retirement plans, life insurance, medical insurance, etc. 
  • Communicate and negotiate with various compensation and benefits providers to identify vendors and solutions suitable for the company’s employees and cost-effective for the business 
  • Create and manage annual payroll and benefits budget and manage to the budget
  • Maintain good working relationships with benefits providers, consultants, brokers and auditors 
  • Understand the business and be able to identify improvement and efficiency opportunities
  • Coordinate and partner with compliance and legal teams to execute internal and external compliance audits, while ensuring labor legislation, multi-state payroll processing, employee insurance and tax laws are compliant
  • Ensure that all benefits programs comply with company policy and relevant state and federal regulations in alignment with fully or self-insured governance


  • Proven experience of at least 8 years managing teams and leading the Payroll and Benefits function 
  • Hands-on experience with payroll and benefits software like Paylocity and Bswift
  • Knowledge of best practices in processing multi-state payroll, payroll taxation, garnishments, disability and workers’ compensation insurance, including oversight of open enrollment and all benefits programs and plans
  • Significant experience in payroll management and benefits 
  • Advanced Excel, V lookups, complex calculations, simulations, graphing and data visualization 
  • In-depth knowledge of labor legislation, tax regulations and benefits compliance requirements 
  • Knowledge of U.S. retirement savings regulations, with a demonstrated track record of successfully managing 401(k) and Pension program initiatives 
  • A high level of discretion and integrity when handling sensitive employee information
  • BS or Master’s in Human Resources Management or Finance 
  • Someone who will drive a culture of strong internal customer service with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging



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