Black & McDonald’s Kansas City team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Payroll Assistant will be based in the Kansas City, MO area and will report to the Payroll Manager. This candidate will be responsible for day to day activities of providing administrative support services to the US Operations in Kansas City, MO and supporting offices.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Accurately enter and post weekly payrolls
  • Prepare and Issue paychecks
  • Calculate and prepare Payroll tax remittances (Local, State, Federal)
  • Benefits administration including enrollment, termination, and reconciling invoice and G/L accounts
  • Union Dues remittance
  • Payroll Administration, including tax updates and other payroll data table administration;
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of company payroll burden
  • Document control administration
  • Assist the Controller, and Payroll Manager and Financial Officer, in other administrative functions when necessary


  • Strong interpersonal skills, displaying superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Skilled in problem solving and innovation
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with others
  • Must have an aptitude for learning


  • University degree in Accounting or equivalent field


  • 1-3 years’ of payroll experience, preferably in the construction industry
  • Previous experience with payroll processes
  • Competency in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office products including Excel
  • Knowledge of JDE would be an asset but not a requirement