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Black & Veatch Project Accountant - Kansas City Job Details | Black & Veatch Family of Companies in Overland Park, Kansas

Project Accountant - Kansas City

Date: May 30, 2024


Overland Park, KS, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 103898

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and 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-DM2

The Opportunity

As the Project Accountant , you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be responsible for performing basic to intermediate level accounting duties of assigned projects, such as revenue recognition, transactional accounting, moderately complex invoicing

  • Be responsible for basic analysis, forecasting, budgeting and reporting

  • Be responsible for working closely with management to provide financial insight on the performance of assigned projects

  • Provideresolution of basic issues

  • Ensurethe project is in compliance with contractual obligations, as appropriate

  • Workunder close supervision

This role is located at our Headquarters in Overland Park, KS. This position is also hybrid which requires 3 days in the office and 2 days remotely.

The Team

As part of BV Business Enablement , you will be part of the critical and forward-thinking group that enables our people, projects, and businesses to be as successful as possible by providing creative solutions. Functions in this group include CIO/Global Information Technology, Diode, ESH&S, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management, and Government Affairs and Real Estate and Building Services.

Key Responsibilities


  • Generates, audits and distributes 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 basic to moderately complex invoice matters

  • Generates tax calculations to ensure accurate billing

  • Monitors cash collections by actively communicating aging risk to project management to determine necessary collection actions

  • May communicate with clients regarding past due invoices

Financial Analysis:

  • Researches and responds to project related questions as requested

  • Provides basic analysis and recommendations

Financial Reporting:

  • Reviews revenue recognition on project income statement for accuracy and identifies deviations from budget compared to forecast

  • Updates business systems with project budget and current project forecasted costs

  • May prepare and analyze project budgetandforecast


  • Structures and opens projects in accounting systems

  • May administer project cash disbursements for assigned projects

  • Communicates project financial information to management for assigned projects

  • Identifies and communicates material variances

  • Complexity and volume is limited to transaction level details and basic projects of standard and non-standard contract terms


  • May assist with audit requests by providing supporting documentation

  • May interact directly with auditors as necessary

SupervisoryandResource Management:

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

Primary Internal Clients:

  • Primary internal clients are project managers, project controls, finance managers and/or finance supervisors

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • MicrosoftWord, Access, PowerPoint,Basic

  • Microsoft Excel, Intermediate

  • Knowledge of BlackandVeatch Systems, Basic

  • Knowledge of percent complete accounting, Basic

  • Technical accounting knowledge, Basic

  • Knowledge of Financial Statement analysis, Basic

Preferred Non-Technical Skills:

  • Organizing

  • Planning

  • Written Communications

  • Informing

  • Peer Relationships

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Problem Solving

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience

  • Typically 2+ 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.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment with hybrid schedule: 3 days working in the office and 2 days remote

Salary Plan

FIN: Finance

Job Grade


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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.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

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.

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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