People & Culture Senior Associate

Manchester, NH /
People & Culture /
About Alumni Ventures

Alumni Ventures (AV) is a fast-growing, network-powered venture capital firm disrupting the VC industry. We are democratizing venture investing by allowing individuals the opportunity to invest into previously inaccessible startups. 

We believe in growing and engaging with an inclusive community of teammates, investors, and entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo and build a better future. Fueled by our mission, we are growing rapidly, with over 180 employees and 20 investing teams working from locations in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Menlo Park, Austin, and a headquarters in Manchester, NH. AV is a fast-paced work environment with a dedicated approach to growth and innovation that is centered on regular change, experimentation, learning (from both failures and successes), iteration, and continuous improvement.

AV has raised over $900MM to date from thousands of investors and is the third most active VC in the world (Pitchbook 2021) with over 900 portfolio companies. We recently won several awards, including Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2022 (Financial Services) and Bezinga’s Most Innovative Personal Investment Company 2021. AV invests alongside well-known lead investors such as Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins and Bessemer. 

About This Role 
The Payroll Manager is responsible for the execution and administration of Alumni Ventures Payroll and employee compensation program.  This person will serve as the firm’s subject matter expert for payroll processing and will execute all general accounting and payroll functions for the People & Culture team including the annual total compensation planning process, internal and external market analysis, salary and bonus target ranges. The manager will be a key member of the People & Culture team.  Our ideal candidate will thoroughly enjoy the Payroll function, be detail oriented, and thrive in fast-paced environments. This is an incredible opportunity to have an impact on a critical function at an innovative, quickly growing company.


    • Process all payroll transactions using our payroll system 
    • Support and work with P&C Operations to ensure employees are paid accurately and on time
    • Serve as point of contact for day to day payroll operations, including resolving employee payroll issues and processing the garnishment of wages 
    • Review payroll tax filings and process payroll-related tax issues
    • Prepare manual checks where necessary
    • Process year-end W-2's and related year-end filings
    • Prepare journal entries to record labor & payroll related accruals; reconcile various payroll related accounts to general ledger; reconcile Paylocity system with general ledger system results of general ledger account reconciliations
    • Prepare 401k contribution summary and employer-match reports and wire transfer paperwork
    • Evaluate existing programs, strategies and philosophies to design scalable and functional national compensation programs
    • Partner with the CPO and executive leadership to define, develop, communicate and execute the compensation philosophy, vision, and strategy
    • Design and manage compensation programs for base salary, variable compensation and long-term incentives.
    • Oversee the review, communication, and implementation of the annual total compensation review
    • Assist & prepare supporting schedules in support of annual audit of 401k plan & Workers’ Compensation Plans by outside accountants
    • Prepare schedules in support of workers compensation, financial statement, 401(K), and tax
    • Stay abreast of changes in federal/state legislation affecting payroll
    • Assist in systems implementations impacting payroll
    • Work with legal counsel to ensure compliance with all governmental regulations related to compensation programs
    • Understand business needs and services requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance strongly preferred
    • Paylocity or ADP experience required, SAP experience also a plus
    • 5-10+ years of progressive payroll experience
    • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
    • Knowledge and experience with federal, local and multi-state payroll tax laws
    • Must be able to handle sensitive information confidentially
    • Solid understanding of tax-related compensation and fringe benefits compensation issues

Desired Traits:

    • Must be a team player
    • Must be dependable and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, with proven ability to translate analysis into themes and recommended actions
    • Proven success as influencer and as a change agent
    • Solution agent with strong planning, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
    • Collaborative and positive demeanor 
Alumni Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and our team is committed to achieving and supporting a diverse workforce through fair and equitable Talent and people management practices. We consider applicants for all positions given the needs of our business and the relevant team, and the skills, experience and competencies each candidate brings. If you are excited about the work AV is doing and believe your skills, experience and competencies can create impact for our team, our Investors and our portfolio companies, we encourage you to apply.  Your candidacy will be considered based on your ability to add value, regardless of your race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.