Payroll Accountant job vacancy in McKinstry (Seattle, WA)

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Company name : McKinstry
Location : Seattle, WA
Position : Payroll Accountant

Description :
Bold thinking leads to transformative change. The world needs big ideas to solve our climate, affordability, and equity crises. That’s where you come in. Align your career with greater purpose at McKinstry.
As a national leader in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining high-performing buildings, McKinstry provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle, from new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse, energy retrofits, and advanced renewable energy systems. We get up every day to transform the built environment for the betterment of our clients and our communities.
Never satisfied, we are compelled by our values to eliminate barriers standing in the way of a better-built environment. We design, build, optimize and maintain high-performing facilities.
Here’s where you come in:
McKinstry is looking for an experienced Payroll Accountant to process union/staff payroll on a weekly basis. You will work a hybrid schedule with 2-3 days in the office. In this roles, you will perform a variety of payroll accounting functions. To succeed, you must be analytical, customer-focused, and knowledgeable of national and regional laws on payroll and taxes.Your primary responsibility will be to issue employee payments, considering deductions and withholdings. You will contribute to various payroll tasks, such as updating payroll files, process garnishments, union reporting, labor transfers.
You’re great at:

Act as subject matter expert on payroll, including troubleshooting and responding to internal questions.
May process Staff or complex Union payrolls

Read & apply union contract provisions
Organize detailed requirements per union

Prepare supporting documentation and/or information for internal/external audits.
Prepare supporting documentation and/or information for union audits.
Compile statistical payroll related data as needed
Assist with reconciling payroll general ledger accounts.
Research discrepancies in payroll information.
Analytic reviews of weekly payroll postings.
Document and updates Payroll procedures.
Analyze payroll input for reasonableness and anomalies that may indicate errors in payroll data, the system set up, or interfaces.


Ensure compliance with established accounting practices and all regulatory requirements.
Maintain an advanced understanding of the payroll-related tax regulations.
Prepare all monthly/quarterly governmental reports.
Prepare weekly/monthly payroll tax payments.

Team Participation

Promote teamwork and a positive approach to working within a team.

Perform other duties as assigned.
What we would like to see from you:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or equivalent required.
Two to Three years of payroll processing and payroll tax filing and compliance issues required.
Critical thinkingand problem-solving skills required.
Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
Advanced skills in data analysis required.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
Strong organizational & time management skills & the ability to appropriately prioritize & manage several diverse projects simultaneously with excellent attention to detail required.
Ability to work independently within a fast-paced environment to make the decision needed to ensure an accurate compliant outcome required.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.

Why McKinstry:
Transformational change requires bold action. We must decarbonize our buildings and energy assets to combat climate change. We must tackle the affordability crisis by innovating waste out of our supply chain and dramatically cutting costs through improved productivity. We must deliver equitable outcomes to ensure healthy, high-performing buildings for all.
People represent our most valued asset. By investing in our employees, we are also investing in the ongoing success of our company. We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive, PeopleFirst benefits package to promote health and wellness, enhance work/life balance and ensure long-term stability for our employees and their families. Some of these benefits include:

Competitive pay backed by 401(k) and profit-sharing plans.
Comprehensive medical, prescription drugs, vision, and dental.
Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave.
Adoption and IVF assistance.
Paid time off.
McKinstry University training and development.
McKinstry wellness programs and on-site gyms.
Community service and employee-directed charitable giving.

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.
McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.
Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.
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