Payroll and Business Coordinator


Everett, WA, US

Requisition ID: 172862 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Bridge Marine District 

Department: Administration 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Construction is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Payroll and Business Coordinator. In this role, you will be responsible for processing payroll accurately and on time, as well as managing other functions for our organization such as vendor invoicing, employee on-boarding and off-boarding, and ad-hoc reporting, while leading timely payment of invoices (AP), reconciling vendor accounts, and maintaining accurate financial records. This position requires strong attention to detail, proficiency in accounting principles, and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Bridge & Marine District headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, operates with heavy civil, marine, and industrial capabilities across North America. We are a leader in technical and traditional bridges, bridge like structures, marine structures, and dredge work. Kiewit Bridge & Marine is also the foremost constructor of floating bridges across the United States. 


This position is located in Seattle WA and will require reliable transportation. 


  • Process hourly payroll 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 state and federal taxes are appropriately withheld for employees (new hires or job changes)
  • Analyze payroll inputs and outputs to validate hires, associate changes and associate terminations to identify errors and corrective actions to ensure payroll accuracy
  • Review payroll documentation for accuracy through audit reports and makes adjustments with required approvals
  • Work closely with Human Resources and Accounting on all payroll related issues
  • Monitor, calculate & set up taxable benefit for Life Insurance, Company Match 401K, and set up insurance deductions for medical premium
  • Will handle all garnishments, deductions, and vacation/sick accruals
  • Manage vendor invoices, client billings, and open commitments
  • Master the systems used to properly hire, transfer and terminate an employee
  • Understand and maintain different union contracts & rates/wages
  • Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Respond to employee inquiries and requests regarding payroll matters
  • Perform other duties and special projects as requested by management


  • College or University Diploma in Business Administration, Finance or related field.  Will substitute years of experience for a degree.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a related position 
  • 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, and experience with MS Excel 
  • 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


Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. 


Base Compensation: $26.00 - 29.00 per hour. 

  • (Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)
  • 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.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Payroll, Finance, Entry Level