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Payroll Specialist - KLTP


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 140959 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Business Management 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada. 


This is an in-office role located in Burnaby, BC 


  • Process hourly  payroll for various locations ensuring all payrolls are processed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Reviews employee timecards to be inputted into the current payroll system via completed and approved spreadsheets
  • Process all employee information including salary changes, special payments, taxable benefits, & bonus payments
  • Ensure provincial and federal taxes are appropriately withheld for employees (new hires or job changes)
  • Analysis of payroll inputs and outputs to validate hires, associate changes and associate terminations to identify errors and corrective actions to ensure payroll accuracy
  • Reviews payroll documentation for accuracy through audit reports and makes adjustments with required approvals
  • Works closely with Human Resources community and Accounting on all payroll related issues
  • Monitor, calculate & set up taxable benefit for Life Insurance, Company Match RRSP and set up insurance deductions for medical premium
  • Reviews computed wages and corrects errors to ensure the accuracy of earnings
  • Works closely with Benefits Manager to ensure accurate benefit deductions and record keeping
  • Will handle all garnishments, deductions, and vacation/sick accruals
  • Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Generate T4’s, ROE’s, and various payroll reports as requested
  • Remit WSIB for each province including follow up and correspondence with each provincial agency
  • Provide input for the development of policies and procedures for locations in multiple provinces
  • Respond to employee inquiries and requests regarding payroll matters
  • Perform other duties and special projects as requested by management


  • College or University Degree in related Business Administration, Finance or related field.  Will substitute years of experience for a degree.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a multi-location environment
  • Accounting knowledge sufficient to perform journal entries and payroll account reconciliations
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information
  • Advanced computer skills; proficient MS Office
  • Detail oriented and ability to work to tight timelines
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with employees at various levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter, energetic

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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