Payroll and Compensation Manager
Posted on 9/15/2023
Lilac Solutions

201-500 employees

Lithium extraction solutions
Company Overview
Lilac's mission is to scale lithium supply for the electric era by unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage


Total Funding





Oakland, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Customer Success & Support
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Degree alternative: 6+ years of payroll or compensation analysis experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with US payroll, with a strong background in domestic payroll functions
  • 1+ years compensation analysis experience
  • Proficient in using payroll software and systems, with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Experience with compensation analysis and the ability to analyze payroll data to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • High level of self-motivation and initiative to learn and develop
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, can effectively communicate complex payroll processes to employees of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a remote work environment
  • Experience working with NetSuite
  • Manage end-to-end payroll processes, including salary calculations, wage deductions, benefit deductions, and timekeeping systems
  • Oversee payroll processing and validate payroll data, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies across various countries
  • Ensure accuracy of employee records related to payroll, including changes in compensation, job titles, benefits, and tax information
  • Analyze and evaluate existing payroll processes to identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and compliance
  • Conduct regular audits of payroll data to identify discrepancies or errors and take necessary measures to resolve them
  • Collaborate with People Operations and Finance departments to provide accurate and timely payroll reporting and be able to provide support to ensure consistency between payroll and ERP systems
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on domestic and international payroll regulations, tax laws, and compliance requirements, ensuring adherence to applicable regulations
  • Monitor and process payroll taxes, including global tax withholdings, deductions, and reporting requirements. Handle payroll inquiries and provide excellent customer service to employees regarding payroll-related matters
  • Research and make recommendations on current industry trends, industry compensation data, salary benchmarks, benefits and other compensation-related data
Desired Qualifications
  • Professional certification(s) such as Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or similar
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of payroll regulations, tax laws, and compliance requirements in North America and South America
  • Experience with multi-country payrolls and handling global payroll operations is highly desired
  • Basic understanding of payroll accounting
  • Experience with Rippling or other non-legacy payroll systems