Payroll & Benefits Specialist at Breather

New York City · Full Time

We’re a driven team, living all over the world, working together
to make one little idea into an ever-expanding network.

Apply to Breather

Job Description

About Breather

Breather creates and curates a network of beautiful, on-demand private spaces that you can reserve and unlock via our web and mobile apps. We're venture-backed. We're growing quickly. We have big ambitions... and we want you to help us achieve them.

The Role

The Payroll and Benefits Specialist will manage payroll and employee benefit programs across USA, Canada and the UK. From onboarding new hires into the company, to processing global payroll and benefits - you will be responsible for Breathers greatest asset - our people. Our aim is simply to provide a helpful and seamless process to our colleagues and have fun while doing it.

Key Responsibilities


Process payroll to ensure timely distribution to USA, Canada and UK employees
Administer all employee files including new hire information, enrollments, changes, or terminations in our payroll/benefit system
Review and update records for payroll/benefit program compliance (for example, statutory payroll/tax reporting)
Review electronic timesheets verifying for attendance, hours worked and pay adjustment
Review employee expense reports
Perform monthly payroll reconciliations
Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements


Manage various employee group insurance programs including group health, vision, life and dental insurance
Record and monitor leave time (vacation or sick)
Perform routine audits to assure that benefits and payroll transactions are documented and processed per regulatory guidelines and company established pay practices and policies
Participate in and provide support for special projects and other responsibilities, including coordinating annual open enrollment fairs, 401 (k) education sessions, and other ad-hoc finance related projects
Cultivate and manage relationships with benefits consultants
Build and maintain a good working knowledge of benefit legislations, industry standards and best practices, incorporating standards into processes and procedures

You are the ideal candidate because you have:

3+ years experience in payroll and benefits administration
A willingness to get involved in details; strong collaboration and execution skills
Ability to comfortably interact with employees of all levels of experience and seniority, across the organization
Strong knowledge of all federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, including COBRA, FMLA, and DOL/FLSA requirements.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, under pressure with frequent deadlines
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
Accounting and taxation knowledge is preferred
Proficient in excel and other MS office programs
Experience working in a dynamic in fast-paced environment

Great work deserves great perks!

Be part of a well-funded, proven startup with big ambitions, competitive salary and company equity.
The Breather crew has access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage.
We’ll provide the digital toolset and whatever else that you need to do your best work.
Free access to the Breather network of over 300 spaces (and growing, fast!).
Company-funded travel to conferences & professional development events.
Fun work environment and company culture with an upbeat, first-class team.

Apply Now

People also viewed

New York City
New York City, Washington
Los Angeles, New York City
New York City, Philadelphia

What We're Building

Breather creates peaceful, practical and beautifully designed private spaces where you can work, meet and relax.

Currently operating out of NYC, SF, Boston, Montreal and Ottawa, Breather lets you unlock a space of your own, on-the-go and on-demand.

Booking is easy – simply find and reserve a Breather near you on our iOS and Android apps or on our website at You can book rooms for 30 minutes, a few hours or an entire day.

By partnering with Breather, property owners, building managers and commercial real-estate brokers can make more money from their unused and under-performing space and thereby increase the value of their existing real estate portfolios.

Breather has raised funding from Valar Ventures, RRE, Real Ventures, SOS Ventures and Slow Ventures and others.

Since launching, we’ve been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Fortune, Dwell and TechCrunch, to name a few.

Add testimonials, product launches, and photos that highlight your company

Other Jobs at Breather

Breather Team

Caterina Rizzi
Co-founder @Breather · Previously Creative Director at @the-swap-team-1
Julien Smith
Founder @Breather • NYTimes bestselling author • Occasional investor
Jason Stanley
Data Science and Head of Insights @ Breather; Ph.D. NYU
Rinda Ko
Ops @Breather; Previously Ops @Homejoy; Analyst in FinTech @Eze Software Group ; Graduated from @Wellesley College
Adam Wright
Creative-thinker. Relationship-builder. Risk-taker. @UCSB @Breather
Packy McCormick
Breather NYC General Manager, ex-BofAML IB, @Duke Graduate.
See More

Have Questions? Ask Us Anything