Black & Veatch Sr Project Accountant in Overland Park, Kansas

Sr Project Accountant

KS-Overland Park


Date published:5-May-2018

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Govt Federal SE

Business Plan:FIN


The Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. has its mission to provide a full range of services to our primary client base - U.S. Government agencies and departments. With the unique skill sets we have developed during the 100-plus years of service to our U.S. Government agencies client base, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind solutions to complex mission objectives that arise out of specific challenges faced by and unique to these agencies. Our primary areas of focus are: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Services, Defense Program, Design/Build, Classified, and Environmental.

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for performing intermediate level accounting duties of assigned projects, such as revenue recognition, transactional accounting, complex invoicing. Typically responsible for analysis, forecasting, budgeting and reporting. Serves as trusted business advisor to management related to financial 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.

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients: US Citizenship required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


• Will 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.

Financial Analysis:

• Researches and responds to project related questions, including questions from management. May consolidate reporting for assigned business area. Provides recommendation to primary internal clients. Reviews project performance to identify areas of concern and communicate concerns as appropriate.

Financial Reporting:

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

Budgeting & Forecasting:

• 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 assist by providing documentation to support the proposal process.

• Complexity and volume includes joint ventures, multiple contracts, multiple task orders, and contracts in foreign currencies.


• Assists with audit requests by providing and/or reviewing supporting documentation.

• May interact directly with auditors as necessary.

Supervisory & Resource Management:

• Demonstrates strong technical knowledge. May assist 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

Primary Internal Clients:

• Primary internal clients are project managers & directors, project controls, compliance, procurement, finance managers & directors.

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 Job Qualifications:

Preferably two years in a project accounting environment, exposure to financial statement analysis.

Preferred Technical Competencies:

• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Intermediate

• Microsoft Access, Basic

• Knowledge of Black & Veatch Systems, Intermediate

• Knowledge of percent complete accounting, Basic

• Technical accounting knowledge, Intermediate

• Knowledge of Financial Statement analysis, Intermediate

• Knowledge of foreign currency terminology and concepts, Basic

Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:

• Customer Focus

• Organizing

• Planning

• Written Communications

• Action Oriented

• Informing

• Peer Relationships

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Business Acumen

• Decision Quality

• Problem Solving

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