Kiewit Corporation Payroll Tax and Garnishment Supervisor in Omaha, Nebraska

Date: Sep 12, 2017

Location: Omaha, NE, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 69292

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2016 revenues of $8.6 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Consistently recognized as one of the best places to work in North America and in 2015, named one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from day one of employment

• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Department/District/Project Description

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.

The Payroll Tax and Garnishment Supervisor position is part of the Kiewit Business Services Payroll Reporting Department within the Payroll Services Group.

Position Description

The Payroll Tax and Garnishment Supervisor oversee the Payroll Tax team, Garnishment team and all processes related to this group. This individual is responsible for effective collaboration between internal and external partners to promote efficiency and accuracy in the payroll reporting/tax department.

Position Location

Omaha, NE

Reports to

Payroll Reporting Manager

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supervise a team of Analysts and Specialists which will include training, mentoring, process improvement and providing guidance with technical and personnel issues

  • Provide feedback and encourage learning by team members; create growth opportunities for others, transfer knowledge to others and challenge them to develop their own solutions

  • Articulate clear performance goals and provide frequent performance measurement feedback

  • Establish priorities, allocate time to maximize benefits, manage team resources to ensure the highest level of productivity and accuracy

  • Make clear assignments to team; empower others by extending responsibility and authority; provide timely feedback and follow-up

  • Hold team and others accountable for expected quality and accuracy within payroll tax and garnishment processes; routinely monitor progress of all payroll tax related payments, reconciliations, and discrepancies

  • Develop action plans with timelines in order to implement strategy; involve others in the process; incorporate best ideas into plan and gain buy-in through effective communication

  • Pro-actively seek opportunities for continuous improvement within the department and act upon findings to initiate improvements, presenting ideas in a persuasive way to gain support

  • Responsible for leading day-to-day operations of the department for team members and customers; backup and assist team members as needed

  • Assist and monitor progress of year end activities (W-2, T4, RL-1, Payment Summary)

  • Monitor Garnishment and Tax process with ADP; develop and maintain a positive and professional relationship with the ADP representative

  • 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

  • Manage assigned cases in Service Now

  • Reliable and consistent attendance

Secondary Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support and participate in collaboration activities to promote and implement continuous process improvement

  • Perform any other job-specific duties as needed or assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of computers and experience in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word

  • Leadership skills: emotional intelligence, effective communication, coaching, problem solving, conflict resolution, delegation, talent management and team-building

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to present information accurately, concisely and in a professional manner

  • Ability to clearly convey messages and ideas, gain understanding; generate interest and hold attention, listen and be open to the ideas of others

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to anticipate and identify the root cause of problems, seek and consider alternative solutions, collaborate with others as needed to gain support and implement lasting change

  • High level of initiative with commitment and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while still maintaining high quality standard

  • Ability to research, recommend and implement process improvements/enhancements to create efficiencies within the department

  • Able to develop cooperative working relationships and open communication within a group, or across groups, to work towards solutions that benefit all involved parties

  • Ability to motivate and coach individuals to develop their skills, enabling them to achieve their best and to contribute to the overall success of the team and KBS

  • Connects and builds relationships with others inside and outside the organization; develops highly effective teams and alliances

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior payroll experience

  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • Prior SAP

  • ADP working knowledge

Work Environment

Shared Service Center – Professional office setting

Physical Requirements

  • Travel as needed

  • Lifting, sitting, stooping, bending, reaching, climbing stairs, etc.

  • Reading from a computer or laptop monitor for several hours including fonts of various sizes from a variety of sources.


  • Travel is not typical in this position

Kiewit is 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.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha

Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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