Payroll Manager

Brightmark Energy

Brightmark Energy

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Location: San Francisco | Role: Payroll Manager | Department: Finance | Reports to: Controller

Company Overview:

Brightmark tackles the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges with imagination, optimism, and activity that is making real progress toward a cleaner future. We do this by taking a holistic, closed loop, circular economy approach that has actual results. Driven by equal parts urgency and optimism, we Reimagine Waste. We deploy circular waste solutions, focused on plastics renewal (circular plastics) and anaerobic digestion (renewable natural gas), that disrupt the status quo and make actual change happen. Our programs are tailored as scalable project solutions that meet specific environmental needs around the world and in communities where people live and work.

Join us as we build toward a more livable future without waste!

Job Summary:

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Payroll Manager to join our Accounting & Finance team. The Payroll Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the accurate and timely processing of the company’s weekly, bi-weekly, and bi-monthly payroll across two legal entities at the Company.


  • Prepare and manage payroll processing for the company, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timeliness.
  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Address and resolve any payroll-related inquiries or issues from employees in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Allocate payroll expenses accurately across departments.
  • Stay updated on payroll regulations and ensure the company’s payroll processes remain compliant with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Ensuring records and processes comply with company and legal regulations.
  • Utilize Paylocity to build customized reports and gather necessary payroll data.
  • Oversee the integration and support of time tracking systems, ensuring they align with payroll requirements.
  • As we grow, recruit, mentor and oversee a payroll clerk, ensuring they are well-equipped to contribute to the team’s success.
  • Collaborate with the Accounting, Human Resources departments, and other key stakeholders to ensure seamless payroll operations.
  • Reconcile payroll balance sheet accounts and assist in uploading payroll data into the Company ERP (Sage Intacct).

Success Criteria (what success will look like in this role):

  • This position requires a keen eye for detail, a strong understanding of payroll systems, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage payroll processes effectively.
  • The ability to implement best practices and improve quality and efficiency of payroll operations.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a focus on detail and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong, proactive communication skills to address and resolve issues with internal and external stakeholders.

Experience & Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) a plus
  • Proven 5+ years of experience in payroll operations.
  • Experience with Paylocity preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with Sage Intact or similar ERP systems preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with a strong emphasis on Excel.
  • Knowledge of payroll regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Experience in a multi-entity organizational structure is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of general accounting and accounts reconciliation.


  • $135,000-$145,000 per year


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Disability Assistance
  • Paid Vacation

Please apply at Paylocity.