Benefits and Payroll Specialist

Join Freedom Solar as a Benefits and Payroll Specialist in Austin, TX. Great benefits and competitive salary offered.

Freedom Solar Power
Freedom Solar Power
Austin, United States  UTC-06:00   On-site   Full Time   501-1000   USD 75k–85k   25 days ago

Freedom Solar Power is currently in search of a Benefits and Payroll Specialist to join our growing production team in Austin, Texas 78744.

About Us

Freedom Solar is the longest-running and largest solar installer in the state of Texas. Founded in Austin in 2007, Freedom Solar now serves every corner of Texas, Colorado, Florida and Virginia!

Our reputation in both residential and commercial solar is based on our dedication to quality and service. At Freedom Solar, our mission is to empower everyone to get clean, affordable, and reliable energy from the sun.

We take great pride in living by these 6 principles every day:

  • Pride in Quality Craftsmanship
  • Go Above and Beyond
  • Put People First
  • Have a Humble Heart
  • Give a Damn
  • Shoot Straight

Our mission is the heart of who we are! It’s part of why we’ve been voted Best Places to Work in 2019 and 2020 by the Austin Business Journal!

About the Role

Freedom Solar is currently hiring a Benefits and Payroll Specialist.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability and 401(k) plan.

Working alongside with the payroll team, you must be able to have strong communication skills, attention to detail, sound judgement, ability to meet deadlines, and be able to work in a fast-paced work environment.

This position reports to the Director of Total Rewards and will work on-site out of our Austin, TX Headquarters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review, edit, and approves’ time keeping through ADP the company’s payroll vendor.
  • Follow up with Manager for missed punches to ensure appropriate allocation of labor.
  • Gather and enter payroll data to assist payroll team.
  • Research discrepancies, audit, and work with payroll team to resolve issues before payroll.
  • Work directly with employees to answer questions regarding their benefits and total rewards.
  • Assist and support the administration of open enrollment (annually in January), wellness fairs, and other benefit related events.
  • Open enrollment meeting, termination, and changes in benefits portal for participants in all benefit plans
  • Monitor staff members' eligibility for benefits programs, particularly as employment status changes.
  • Process, document, review and qualify leaves of absence requests company-wide (medical, work-related, personal)
  • Serve as liaison between HR/payroll and third-party administrators for processing of disability requests.
  • Function as liaison with third party vendor for COBRA and mandatory notifications.
  • Maintaining data integrity while entering new information and changes into multiple systems
  • Audit monthly benefit deductions and leave tracking reports.
  • Gather data to resolve benefits and payroll discrepancies.
  • Assign and administer employee refunds/collect premiums as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties or ad hoc projects within the scope of responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with third party brokers to ensure that the company's benefits policy complies with laws and regulations.
  • Enhance and maintain SOP’s related to all compensation and benefit processes.
  • Develop communication materials and conduct training sessions to educate employees on compensation, benefits, and rewards programs, policies, and processes.
  • Ensure required healthcare documents are posted and available for employees (i.e., SPD's, benefit forms)
  • Coordinate and facilitate NON-FMLA & FMLA, as well as other leaves as applicable to the company policy and relevant laws.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years related payroll and benefits admin experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Prior administrative experience strongly preferred.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, 3 years’ experience in an office environment.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently under general direction.
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel.
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Process and detail-oriented; great team player.
  • Ability to work with diverse and strong personalities to drive results in fast-paced environment.

What we Offer

This position comes with GREAT pay and benefits!

Employees are paid weekly! Freedom Solar recognizes that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, upward mobility, and an exciting fast paced culture. For this reason, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Competitive package of $75,000/- to $85,000/- annually; commensurate with experience.
  • Weekly Pay Dates!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and 100% company sponsored Short Term Disability.
  • 401K employer matching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 3 Weeks PTO
  • 8+ Paid Holidays
  • Team Building!
  • Upward mobility!

We’re an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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About the role

May 25, 2024

Full Time


Oct 08, 2024


USD 75k–85k

Austin, United States

3-5 years


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