Payroll & Benefits Partner at Happy Money

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Happy Money is a financial technology company on a mission to develop and deliver affordable, accessible financial tools and services that empower people to use money as a tool for their happiness. Members benefit from loans funded by a national network of customer-focused lending partners and designed to help them accomplish their goals. 

Backed by leading investors, Happy Money has helped nearly 205,000 members since inception – working with lending partners to fund over $3.7 billion in loans*. Founded in 2009, Happy Money has a passionate and purpose-driven employee base of approximately 400 people across the United States. For more information, please visit

*As of 12/31/2021


The People and Culture (P+C) Team is growing and looking for a Payroll & Benefits Partner reporting to the Sr. Manager of People Operations! The person in this role will have the opportunity to help build, optimize and scale our payroll and benefits functions.

This is a 100% remote role (based in the US)


  • Continuously evaluate innovative ways to support our team member wellbeing through programs, perks and benefit offerings.
  • Project manage annual benefit activities including our 401(k) audit, benefits renewal, open enrollment and year-end.
  • Support the day-to-day administration of the benefits function - leaves of absence, team member questions, life events, EOIs, benefit billing, communications/reminders, etc.
  • Continuously adapt, optimize and document our payroll processing procedures to keep up with company changes and growth.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll and off-cycle payrolls for 400+ remote US employees across 30 states (and counting).
  • Manage the registration, administration and reconciliation of federal, state and local tax accounts.
  • Oversee administration of timesheets - configuration changes, reminders, adjustments, corrections and any related documentation for team members and managers.


  • Optimize our US payroll process and checklist to create stronger controls for on-cycle and off-cycle payrolls as well as voids and adjustments.
  • Recreate our benefits and wellness materials (benefit guides, intranet pages, onboarding deck) with a focus on branding, team member experience and engagement.
  • Enhance our leave of absence process to ensure operational excellence and a white glove approach that supports team members and their managers.
  • Enhance our tax account registration tracking and reconciliation processes to provide a clear understanding of outstanding action items and tax remittances.


  • 5+ years of experience in payroll and benefits administration
  • General familiarity with federal, state and local wage & hour laws
  • Experience administering state and local tax accounts
  • Resourceful when faced with new challenges or wage/tax jurisdictions (re: good at Googling)
  • Comfortable using VLOOKUP, IF, pivot tables and similar functions in Excel/Google Sheets
  • Excited to partner with a diverse set of cross-functional partners
  • Motivated by helping and supporting employees


  • Experience working at high-growth tech companies
  • Exposure to PEO/EOR services
  • Experience with UKG (formerly known as UltiPro)

Here at Happy Money, we live by our core values of Love, Trust, and Hustle and welcome all. Love is shown in how we develop meaningful relationships with everyone we interact with; whether it’s a member or your manager. Trust is shown through how we empower each other to come to work as our true selves and embrace our differences. Hustle is shown through how we fail fast and learn from our mistakes. No one is perfect, we’re all human; if this job description doesn’t exactly match your background, we encourage you to apply anyway!

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