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Black & Veatch Payroll Accountant -Hybrid in Overland Park, Kansas

Payroll Accountant -Hybrid

Date: May 25, 2023


Overland Park, KS, US US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 98036

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Part-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Why Black & Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work , Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Opportunity

As the Payroll Accountant - you will have the opportunity to:

  • Assisting in the preparation of weekly Certified Payroll reporting in a timely and accurate manner in compliance with the US Department of Labor, State, and Local guidelines.

  • Ensures that Black & Veatch complies with Davis-Bacon and other related Acts.

  • Regularly coordinateswith various Black & Veatch departments to assure prevailing wage requirements are met and accurately reported.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Certified Payroll

  • Assist in completing and filing weekly Certified Payroll reports

  • Research reporting documents that must be submitted when performing work on federal, state and locally funded construction projects.

  • Coordinate with Human Resources and Construction Field Timekeeping to assure accurate information is provided as it applies to the Recording of Time and Prevailing Wage requirements.

  • Assure Classifications, Hours worked, Rate of Pay (including fringe benefits), Gross Amounts Earned, and Deductions for Construction Craft are aligned and accurately reported.

  • Assure workers are properly classified to receive the “Prevailing Wage Rate” for specific types of work

  • Assist fellow Payroll co-workers on Payroll processing tasks as time permits.

Controls: Research of filing requirements including forms and guidance Works with Human Resources regarding accurate application of Prevailing Wages Support Functions Assists with additional Payroll Processing and special projects, as assigned

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in filing Certified Payroll reports

  • Knowledge of Federal WH-347 and other State and Local Certified Payroll filing requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of Fringe Benefits and Burdens

  • Experience in Payroll processing

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Data Entry Microsoft Excel

  • Intermediate

Preferred Non-Technical Skills:

  • Self-starter

  • Organizing

  • Planning

  • Written and verbal Communications

  • Informing Peer Relationships

  • Problem Solving

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience.

  • Typically 2+ years related experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment. Extensive keyboarding, no travel, limited overtime.


Action oriented

Customer focus

Salary Plan

FIN: Finance

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City