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Terracon Senior Payroll Coordinator in Olathe, Kansas


Service Line:

Office Management/Administration

Office Name:


Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

Performs variety of payroll activities including entering, reviewing, processing, auditing, and reporting of payroll information. Understands the payroll system and brings issues to the attention of the Payroll Supervisor for assistance and further evaluation. Also responsible for providing customer service to employees, office staff and management for payroll related items.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • With limited supervision, responsible for supporting the bi-weekly payroll process including:

  • Processing wage supports and garnishments.

  • Uploading and balancing multiple batches into payroll system.

  • Prepare and analyze pre and post payroll auditing reports.

  • Process 401K data related to payroll.

  • Provide customer service to employees and troubleshooting issues.

  • Develop and revise ad hoc reports as needed.

  • Assist with special projects as assigned by management.

  • Prepare report information as required by clients and/or governments such as OCIP reporting

  • Work with Cash management team to reconcile payroll to GL, bank and payroll system.

  • Assist with processing year-end bonus and adjustment runs.

  • Be a resource for less experienced personnel within the department which may include answering questions, assisting with duties and providing training.

  • May serve in a backup capacity during the absence of the supervisor.

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 7 years’ related experience.

  • Strong knowledge of payroll practices

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong accuracy with data entry

  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and general computer skills

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

  • Experience with ADP Vantage.



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Posting Title:

Senior Payroll Coordinator

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Olathe, KS

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others

  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability

  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!