[2023-2024] Payroll & Compensation Manager

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Next year opening
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership

Company Description

KIPP Capital Region is a part of a national network of high-performing public Charter Schools committed to creating joyful, academically excellent, and prepared students with the skills, ability, and confidence to pursue their paths to college, career, and beyond. 

With the Troy Prep K-12 schools joining the KIPP Capital Region network for the 2022-2023 school year, our KIPP schools will serve more than 2,500 students across the Capital Region. We look forward to increased curriculum offerings for students, professional development for more than 350 staff, and enhanced family and community partnerships. 

We are committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all of our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students, together.

Job Description

Position Overview

The Payroll & Compensation Manager reports to the Director of Finance and Senior Director of Human Resources. The role will support the Financial Management and Human Resources Teams on various payroll, leave, compensation, and year end functions. This will primarily consist of preparing, recording, and administering Payroll, HR & Financial related compensation functions, year end and other financial reporting processes.



  • Administer and process weekly & bi-weekly payrolls, including entering payroll changes and verifying data accuracy before submission for all organizational entities.
  • Efficiently coordinate payroll tasks and ensure compliance with company policies, relevant industry regulations, tax, and deduction laws.
  • Collecting and verifying employee and timekeeping data.
  • Computing wages, deductions, garnishments, stipends, etc.
  • Issuing and distributing paychecks.
  • Process retirement contributions and amortization loan schedules.
  • Record payroll transactions in the general ledger.
  • Answering questions and resolving issues regarding payroll.
  • Develops systems and payroll security, controls, and data integrity protocols and oversees their application.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and Financial Management Team on any payroll related inquiries.
  • Support year-end payroll closing procedures.
  • Maintain and update knowledge of federal, state, and local government regulations and reporting requirements that affect payroll processing.
  • Ensure all Payroll files are up to date, maintained, and organized.


  • Work closely with the Director of Finance and Senior Director of Human Resources to compile, analyze, and report organizational compensation data.
  • Provide support for annual external and internal Finance and Human Resources audits, which may include research and reconciliation of compensation, benefit deductions, and various payroll related transitions.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommends equitable changes with compensation trends and organizational objectives.
  • Oversee year end and preparation for W-2s, 1095Cs, and other year end related functions for Finance and Human Resources.
  • Responsible for the Employee Time Management system (UKG Workforce Dimensions), including employee attendance, timesheets, working schedules, paid time off, overtime, and breaks.
  • Key player for analysis and integrity of organizational compensation transitions (i.e., stipends, deductions, salary changes, etc.)
  • Collaborates with the Managers of People Operations to ensure that leave related transitions are processed accurately and timely, including the Billing While Out on Leave invoice process.
  • Ensure all HR files are up to date, maintained, and organized.

KIPP Capital Region

  • Perform other duties outlined by the Director of Finance and Senior Director of Human Resources.
  • Complies with all charter, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including the NYS Department of Education, Department of Health, and NYS Office of Children and Family Services
  • Adheres to organization policies and procedures; promotes and supports mission, vision, and values, including developing and participating in internal surveys and data collection for continuous improvement initiatives.



  • Commitment to anti-racism and equity
  • Strong DEI lens with an exceptional creative power in leading anti-racist practices
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented, mission-driven culture
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback
  • Strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and flexibility to accommodate the high level of responsibility, multiple priorities, and rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams in a rapidly changing environment.  
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule outside of regular business hours.
  • Ability to create and work within an inclusive environment that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Please note: travel to different KIPP Capital Region schools is required
  • Pass a Criminal Background Check


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University in Accounting, Finance, or HR-related field
  • 1 to 3 year’s experience in a Payroll related role with responsibilities including year-end, time management and HRIS
  • Extensive experience in payroll administration, HRIS time management system, compensation, and accounting knowledge preferred.
  • Preferred experience working directly with students, preferably required in the charter, private, or public school environment.
  • Prior experience working in schools and urban communities is preferred but not required.

Additional Information

When you join KIPP Capital Region, you are joining in on our promise to families that their children will enter college and the professional world able to thrive academically due to their literacy, numeracy, and core knowledge in science and social studies. We also promise that our students will develop a passion for learning and the drive necessary to persevere as they climb the mountain to and through college and career. Our graduates will be prepared to return to their community as teachers, leaders, and architects of continued growth in the Capital Region. And while the biggest perk to working at KIPP Capital Region is doing work that makes a lifelong difference in the lives of our students, you'll find that's not the only benefit we offer:

  • Flexible Work Arrangement
  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Aggressive employer 403(b) contribution match
  • Childcare benefits
  • Unparalleled work/life Integration
  • Casual dress code
  • Relocation stipend (conditions apply)
  • And so much more! For more information on the benefits of joining KIPP Capital Region, please view our Employee Benefits Summary.

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KIPP Capital Region offers a competitive salary ranging from $68,400 - $75,600. Salaries are determined using an equitable compensation scale that accounts for years of experience relevant to the role and longevity within the KIPP network. KIPP Capital Region will evaluate and determine the step/level a new hire will be placed within our graded salary scale at point of hire.

All staff and educators at KIPP Capital Region are committed to anti-racism and inclusion, are part of a close-knit diverse community, and are encouraged to show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same. Learn more about what it’s like to work at KIPP Capital Region: kippcapital.org/join-our-team/

This role is located at KIPP Capital Region schools in Troy, NY.

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