Analyst - Payroll Tax


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 171879 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Business Services 

Department: Shared Services 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are hiring a Payroll Tax Analyst for our Kiewit Business Services team, to support payroll tax functions for all of our US and Canada employees.  In this role you will be responsible for processing and analyzing our company to ensure payroll tax accuracy.  You may be involved with reconciling internal tax data, to ensure compliance with payroll tax laws in various jurisdictions, and working with different state/provincial agencies to set up new tax withholding accounts for new company entities.  


At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people, and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 6% match on 401K and additional company contribution, 20 days PTO, 9 paid holidays and opportunities for mentoring and training to get you to the next level.  

District Overview

Kiewit Business Services (KBS) is a cross-functional shared service organization that provides the business units with customer-specific services focused on cost and business value.   Our services include non-core, yet essential, functions of our businesses including accounts payable, accounts receivable, change control, human capital management, payroll, project initiation, compliance and continuous improvement.


This position is based out of our Kiewit Business Center at 12720 I Street office until the team is moved to our new building at 7700 Eastport Parkway, La Vista Nebraska.  This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. 


  • Monitor and reconcile employee and employer taxes for multiple company entities in US and Canada
  • Research and clear refund, penalty and interest notices received from taxing jurisdictions
  • Research and resolve payment and filing discrepancies
  • Develop and maintain a positive and professional relationship with the ADP representative
  • Prepare monthly journal entries
  • Reconcile Payroll Tax General Ledger accounts and reconcile tax filings for various entities including 941's and W2's
  • Balance and analyze quarter and annual reports between ADP and SAP
  • Coordinate amended returns with ADP
  • Provide excellent customer service to all internal and external Kiewit departments; understand Kiewit’s core business and promote a sense of urgency toward business-critical issues
  • Collaborate with co-workers, internal and external Kiewit departments to promote continuous improvement and process excellence
  • Manage assigned cases in Service Now to resolve and reconcile employee payroll tax inquiries and troubleshoot tax issues affecting payroll.  Resolve payroll tax issues with state and local tax jurisdictions
  • Reliable and consistent attendance
  • Support and participate in collaboration activities to promote and implement continuous process improvement
  • Perform other work-related tasks as needed or assigned


  • 3+ years of general Accounting, Payroll Tax or Payroll experience required
  • At least one year of Payroll Tax experience required with advanced knowledge of payroll tax requirements including Federal, State and Local laws and compliance issues
  • Prefer experience with SAP and ADP Tax service 
  • Strongly Prefer CPP or FPC certification
  • BS/BA in Business, accounting or related field preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and experience in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Highly motivated and self-directed; initiative and a sense of urgency to get things done
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill with the ability to resolve issues quickly while maintaining a high level of accuracy; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; clearly conveys messages and ideas, gains understanding; generates interest and holds attention, listens and is open to the ideas of others
  • Ability to research, recommend and implement process improvement/enhancements to create efficiencies within the department and comfortable communicating with all levels of employees and external organizations

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. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


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: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

Job Segment: Payroll, Tax, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accounting, Finance