Sr Project Accountant (Kansas City)

at Black & Veatch in Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Sr Project Accountant (Kansas City)

Date: Jun 28, 2023


Overland Park, KS, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life’s critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 98100

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No

Why Black & Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use. \#LI-NK1 #Hybrid

The Opportunity

As a Sr.Project Accountant, you will have the opportunity to:

+ Be responsible for performing intermediate level accounting duties of assigned projects, such as revenue recognition, transactional accounting, and complex invoicing

+ Be responsible for analysis, forecasting, budgeting and reporting.

+ Serveas a trusted business advisor to management related tofinancial insight and performance

+ Provides resolution of intermediate to complex issues.

+ Ensures the project is in compliance with contractual obligations, as appropriate

+ Works under minimal supervision

Key Responsibilities

+ May generate, audit and distribute draft invoices and/or credit memos to Project Management for review based on understanding of contract.

+ Obtains appropriate approval and distributes accordingly. Researches and resolves complex invoice matters.

+ Generates and reviews tax calculations to ensure accurate billing.

+ Monitors cash collections for assigned project(s) by actively communicating aging risk to project management to determine necessary collection actions.

+ Communicates with clients regarding past due invoices.

+ Researches and responds to project related questions, including questions from management

+ May consolidate reporting for assigned business area.

+ Provides recommendation to primary internal clients. May include identifying areas of concern.

+ Reviews assigned project and/or business area income statement for accuracy; reporting, analysis and variance explanation for projects; identifies and communicates financial risk & opportunities.

+ Updates business systems with project budget and current project forecasted costs.

+ Prepares and analyzes project and/or business area budget & forecast; assists in development of financial models.

+ Structures and opens projects in accounting system. Obtains confirmation from subject matter experts that structure is appropriate.

+ May administer project cash disbursements for assigned projects.

+ Communicates project financial information to management for assigned project and/or business area. Identifies and communicates material variances.

+ Compiles project financial data as required for assigned project and/or business area; notifies appropriate level of management with material variances.

+ Supports evaluation, development and implementation of project accounting tools & procedures that enhance and improve overall results of assigned project and/or business area.- May interact directly with auditors as necessary

+ May assist by providing documentation to support the proposal process.

+ Complexity and volume includes at least one of the following: joint ventures, reporting in currencies other than domestic, on-shore/off-shore, multiple contracts, multiple task orders, and/or purchase orders.

+ Assists with audit requests by providing and/or reviewing supporting documentation. May interact directly with auditors as necessary.

+ Demonstrates strong technical knowledge. May assists with review of policies and procedures

+ May assist with knowledge transfer and training for staff, as assigned.

+ Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvement

Minimum Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related experience.

+ Typically 4+ years related experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Project accounting experience

+ Government Engineering or Construction Industry experience

+ FAR and CAS experience preferred.

+ Costpointexperience preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

+ Typical office environment/Hybrid. Limited travel.


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Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Construction, Engineer, Engineering

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Job Posting: JC241192425

Posted On: Jun 01, 2023

Updated On: Jun 30, 2023

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