Kiewit Corporation Entry Level Staff Accountant (Construction and Cost Accounting) - Kiewit Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska

Date: Jul 14, 2017

Location: Omaha, NE, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 67041

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2016 revenues of $8.6 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Consistently recognized as one of the best places to work in North America and in 2015, named one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from day one of employment

• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Staff Accountant - Construction Cost Accounting


The Staff Accountant in Construction Cost Accounting will be responsible for analyzing operational and financial information in the preparation of monthly Joint Venture financial statements and quarterly Sole job reporting, and providing support and information to field and corporate personnel, outside partners and internal/external auditors.

Primary Responsibilities

• Prepare monthly financial statements for sponsored Joint Venture projects and quarterly Sole Contract project work papers by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger, field systems, other accounting departments, and preparing general ledger entries and supporting schedules

• Work effectively with field personnel to ensure accurate and timely reporting of construction projects

• Reconcile general ledger accounts

• Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data

• Provide accounting support to outside partners and external auditors

• Prepare analysis schedules for the quarterly Management reporting packet

• Recommend new or enhanced accounting procedures that increase efficiencies by analyzing current processes and desired outcomes

• Special Projects as needed


This position requires self-awareness and initiative. This individual must be assertive to take on learning activities and grasp developmental opportunities. A successful candidate will be highly motivated and have the ability to build relationships quickly and naturally. These relationships will bring this candidate the credibility needed to operate as a successful business partner within the Kiewit Companies.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

• Zero to 4 years of accounting experience

• Ability and willingness to work overtime as necessary to meet deadlines during high volume times

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

• Proficient in learning new accounting systems and ability to comfortably and efficiently navigate within them

• Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently

• Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers and the ability to maintain these relationships over time

• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha

Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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