Construction Payroll Specialist in Portland, Oregon - #65574 | VanderHouwen

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 65574

Construction Payroll Specialist
Our reputable Portland client is seeking a self-motivated Payroll Specialist specializing in Certified Construction Payroll to join their team! If you've been looking for a new full-time opportunity with a growing organization that values integrity and a close-knit team environment, this could be the place for you! Employees enjoy an employee-centric workplace, a beautiful office space, and amazing benefits.

Responsibilities of the Construction Payroll Specialist

  • Handle weekly certified construction payroll.
  • Perform union/non-union payroll processing including garnishment and deduction calculations. 
  • Review timesheets to verify hours and prepare payroll reconciliations as needed.
  • Prepare monthly union payroll reports.
  • Support employee onboarding and new hire paperwork activities. 
  • Ensure employment verification requests are completed in a timely manner. 
  • Assist with employee benefit inquiries.

Construction Payroll Specialist Qualifications

  • 4+ years of full-process construction/certified payroll reporting experience.
  • Knowledge of union payroll and prevailing wage reporting; general contractor experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with payroll regulations and processes including garnishments, reconciliations, and taxes.
  • Proficiency with construction accounting software (Vista or similar) and Excel (PivotTables, VLOOKUPs).
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.

Salary: $75k-$90k (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and include coverage for employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as a 401k with company match.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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