Assistant Vice President, Payroll and Benefits

Company: Martignetti Companies

Location: Taunton, MA



Martignetti Companies is seeking a hands-on leader as the AVP, Payroll & Benefits, to join its 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 a hybrid work schedule, which includes three days in the office per week and two days remote.


  • Hands on leader who will manage both the benefits and 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 that are also 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 also 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 eight 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 US 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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