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Palmetto Bluff is looking for a Payroll and Benefits Manager. You’ll work to ensure that our associates are paid correctly and on time. A big part of your job initially is to set up the payroll system and processes. Our ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with experience in payroll administration and deep knowledge of payroll regulations. This position will also oversee all benefit programs for the company. We value integrity, team spirit, and strong organizational skills.

About Us

Palmetto Bluff is nestled along the May River in the Lowcountry of South Carolina between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. As an award-winning 20,000-acre development, the development encompasses a private member’s only club which includes a marina, restaurants, an equestrian center, a shooting club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a lawn, and racquet club, and more. In addition, Palmetto Bluff has an extensive nature preserve, walking trails, retail shopping, and a vibrant village, all of which pay homage to the region’s rich heritage.

Compensation and Benefits
We offer excellent compensation and benefits, including an incredible employer contribution towards medical, dental, and vision coverage which begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire! Other benefits include a 401(k) Plan, with an employer matching contribution, paid life & disability coverage, and more.

Essential Job Functions:

Job duties include; although are not limited to:

  • Management and processing of bi-weekly payroll
  • Manager training for payroll
  • Accounting reporting (monthly accruals, funding)
  • Employee insurance & benefits management
  • PTO management
  • 401(k) reporting
  • Check distribution
  • Garnishments
  • Year & quarterly tax reporting and balancing
  • W-2 management
  • 1094/1095 reports
  • Audit point person (payroll, 401(k), WC)
  • Year-end and first of year payroll duties
  • Employee termination processing
  • Leave Management
  • Unemployment claims
  • Record keeping
  • Special projects
  • Employee assistance
  • Other duties and projects as assigned


  • At least two years of payroll and benefits experience
  • High school diploma
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Hospitality experience is a plus
  • Private club experience is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees
  • Thorough knowledge of payroll-related laws and regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s Payroll, HRIS, and talent management systems

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 15 pounds
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Talking and listening occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors, and subordinates.

Palmetto Bluff is proud to be an EEO Employer and participates in E-Verify.