Company Info
2100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 18009702787
Web Site:

Save Contact
Company Profile

Payroll and Benefits Manager


Job ID:



Miami, FL, United States



Job Views:


Zip Code:


Employment Type:

Full time



Job Description:



Founded in 1981 by Ted and Lin Arison, YoungArts provides award winners with a lifetime of creative and professional development opportunities as they pursue a career in the arts. Beginning as an artistic competition and expanding to include a range of opportunities for funding, creative support, and professional development, YoungArts’s evolution continues to be driven by artists.


“I think that the arts are the soul of our nation. I felt that the arts had almost become an endangered species and I realized, especially with young people, that YoungArts will ensure the future of our soul.”
–Ted Arison


For many young people, applying to YoungArts may be the first step in affirming “I am an artist.” YoungArts is one of the only organizations in the U.S. that supports artists across 10 disciplines at all stages of development, beginning with the critical moment when they decide to pursue a life in the arts, and continuing throughout their careers.


Every year thousands of performing, visual and literary artists aged 15-18 apply to YoungArts through our national competition. Finalists attend National YoungArts Week to collaborate with peers and develop their crafts with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Finalists in their senior year are further eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts —one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

  • Our Mission: To identify exceptional young artists, amplify their potential, and invest in their lifelong creative freedom.
  • Our Vision: A world that embraces artists as vital to our humanity.


For more information, visit youngarts.orgFacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Learn more about our commitment to inclusivity here. 



Payroll and Benefits Manager


General Summary:


We are looking for a Payroll and Benefits Manager to join our team.


This position is located at YoungArts headquarters in Miami, FL. Work is currently performed in a hybrid schedule, with two days in the office, and three days working from home.


The Payroll and Benefits Manager is responsible for ensuring accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, company deductions and proper governmental reporting and compliance. Supports the organization in ensuring fair and accurate compensation, including regular salaries and any additional types of employee benefits.


Essential and Other Responsibilities (performs other duties as assigned):


  •  Administer a sizable base of payroll in multiple states, including check endorsement, tax pay, direct deposit reporting, hourly timesheet reconciliation, and mandated requirements
  • Maintain day-to-day relationship with payroll provider
  • Conduct research and set practices in order to ensure proper tax allocations for salary modifications, specialized payments and staff deductions
  • Administer compensation and benefit plans
  • Work with the Sr. Director of People & Culture to develop a compensation plan that includes analyzing existing data and planning for the next 3-5 years
  • Ensure accuracy of Workers’ Compensation employee classifications and state-by-state taxation. Perform regular audits and make corrections as necessary, working with broker and carrier to communicate changes that may affect policies and premiums
  • Ensure accuracy of all state by state unemployment payroll taxes and respond to state inquiries of employment data in a timely manner
  • Work with the Sr. Director of People & Culture on the annual budget process
  • Keep up to date with federal, state, and municipal regulations that affect payroll and benefits requirements through professional associations, regular training, and maintaining certifications through continuing education
  • Assist in talent acquisition and recruitment processes
  • Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives
  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolve any issues that may arise
  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace
  • Assist in development and implementation of human resource policies
  • Gather and analyze data with useful HR metrics, like time to hire and employee turnover rates
  • Create presentations and train staff on matters relating to payroll and benefits


Safety Responsibilities


  • Adhere to all policies pertaining to physical safety and security
  • Report any potential or actual violations to Security


Job Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:


To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Proven Payroll, Benefits and HR experience
  • Understanding of general human resources policies, best practices, and procedures
  • 5+ years in a multi-state payroll administrator role
  • Experience with multi-state tax requirements and mandated benefits, including contact with state/local tax agencies
  • Ability to think methodically with a keen eye for detail and strong understanding of regulatory compliance
  • Proven record of successfully communicating and engaging at all levels of an organization to include executives, the leadership team and all staff
  • Experience working with Payroll and HRMS (Human Resources Management System) and creating policy/guidelines on the back end for successful setup, tracking, and reporting capabilities
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office for analyzing data and creating reader-friendly reports
  • Experience working with MS Word and PowerPoint to create documents, forms, and training material
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as key strategies toward creating and supporting safe spaces that promote empathy, a sense of belonging, and humanity to foster the greatest potential for innovation, creativity and collaboration across all teams
  • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for programs and events


Education and/or Credentialing Requirements:


  • Four-year degree from an accredited university or college (finance, accounting, human resources or related preferred).
  • SHRM or related certifications are a plus
  • Experience beyond requirement will be considered in lieu of education requirement


Working Conditions:


This position is located at YoungArts headquarters in Miami, FL. Work is currently performed in a hybrid (virtual and in-office) setting for safety precautions due to COVID-19.


YoungArts has instituted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for all employees. As a condition to employment, you are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of such vaccination, unless you have an approved exemption in accordance with applicable law.

Please submit your resume here: