Payroll Manager – Idaho


The Payroll Manager is responsible for all payroll functions for the company and executes payroll-specific duties. They support Project TEAMs and the company by producing accurate work in a timely manner, thereby allowing multiple departments to manage their costs effectively. They clearly understand and adhere to government regulations regarding payroll. They manage the process of timecards, assist other Departments with benefits associated with employee wages, and support the auditing process.


  • Manage the timecard process across the company, including for self-performing divisions.
  • Review submitted timecards for accuracy with attention to compensation packages, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Manage payroll-specific workflows in UKG for employee events such as new hires, promotions, position changes, wage adjustments, terminations, and leave accruals.
  • Prepare and distribute accurate reports of payroll transactions.
  • Identify issues and limitations with payroll processing systems and procedures and make recommendations for changes or updates.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Reconcile payroll issues for general ledger accrual accounts.
  • Facilitate audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a position of payroll management within the construction industry is ideal but not required.
  • A bachelor’s or associate degree in accounting, Finance, Bookkeeping, Business Administration, Human Resources, or other related fields is strongly preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Strong knowledge of payroll systems, processes, and procedures, including preparation, balancing, internal controls, and taxes.
  • Experience in a Microsoft environment, with aptitude in MS Office Suite (specifically Excel) and MS Teams.
  • Technologically confident with the ability to learn new software and programs efficiently.
  • Experience with construction project management software such as Procore, CMiC, PlanGrid, or similar is preferred.
  • Ability to accurately make mathematical computations using decimals, fractions, and percentages.
  • Knowledge of job costing and general ledger coding.
  • Efficient at data entry.
  • Strong understanding of debit/credit actions.
  • Proficient at utilizing a 10-key adding machine.
  • Knowledge of fringe benefits options.

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Payroll Manager