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Payroll Manager


Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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Position Title: Payroll Manager

Location: Baltimore, MD


RK&K is a highly respected, nationally ranked engineering consulting firm – one of the busiest within the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Our diverse practice includes Transportation, Construction, Water/Wastewater, Pipeline, GIS and Geotechnical resources, just to name a few. We are ranked 76th on the Engineering News Record’s 2017 listing of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Voted #1 on Baltimore Sun’s “Best Places to Work” list for 2014, 2015 & 2016, RK&K firmly promotes integrity, learning and growth and we are committed to both the work that we do and our engaged, passionate workforce that gets it done. Our success is based on our ability to deliver what our clients want using sound, technical solutions, to achieve the best possible outcome on a project. Expressed in our ability to treat every one of our 1,200 employees as a professional, RK&K has received countless recognitions for its exceptional and unique workplace culture.

We are committed to finding and developing a dedicated and strong Payroll Manager for our Baltimore office. Come join one of the nation's top consulting firms and take the lead role to advance our payroll practices.




Under general direction from the Human Resources Manager, the Payroll Manager monitors all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll processing objectives. In this role, you will plan, coordinate and manage the functions of the payroll process. We are seeking an extremely detail-oriented person with significant knowledge of payroll administration.


Essential Functions

  • Manage all aspects of payroll and ensure payroll is processed timely and accurately
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll budget analysis (Actual vs. Budget) and ensure that all employees are properly classified
  • Complete payroll journal and reconcile various payroll reports
  • Audit payroll to ensure compliance
  • Update and maintain employee information in our time management system (Deltek Vision)
  • Generate and distribute paychecks for all employees and accurately maintain the payroll database
  • Research and resolve local, state and federal tax questions, issues and audits
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and respond to payroll inquiries
  • Process new hires and terminations in HRIS system (ADP Workforce Now)
  • Process expense reimbursement
  • Process paid leave, off cycle payrolls, bonuses and other exceptions
  • Maintain employee records, reports and logs pertaining to applicant flow procedures; verifies employment status
  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment
  • Participate in administrative staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to your job accomplishments
  • Assist the Human Resources Manager with employee/personnel projects to include mailings, monthly reports, and other various HR tasks


Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or related field required
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) required
  • 5+ years of specialized payroll experience, preferably in a construction management or related environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills are required with working knowledge of other Microsoft Office products.
  • Proficiency in a payroll processing system, ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of payroll calculation and processing including the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws affecting payroll and compensation. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task are required
  • High degree of professionalism with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Very strong problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Very strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

RK&K offers an excellent compensation package commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-end healthcare, 401(k) with an attractive match, paid time off, company medical/dental plans, and tuition reimbursement.


We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.  All individuals are encouraged to apply.


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