Accounting Manager

Black & Veatch Holding Company   •  

Overland Park, KS

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 37 days ago

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Job Summary

Responsible for overseeing the day to day activities and supervision, training and development of a group of professionals. Responsible for review of financial statements; preparation of various reports; implementation of accounting policy and technical research related to accounting issues. Serves as technical expert to internal clients and provides resolution of complex and/or high-risk issues regarding assigned financial reports and analysis. Works under minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepares, enters and posts limited complex journal entries
  • Review journal entries and statutory accounts

Management Reporting:

  • May assist with resolving complex variances
  • Identify and implement alternative solutions to prevent continued issues . May provide guidance to team on cost coding questions as needed
  • May recommend improvement of cost code mapping, clarification of account description, elimination of duplicated or unused GL accounts


  • Reviews audit deliverables for quality
  • May prepare complex deliverables as needed
  • Assist with managing audit deliverables
  • Regular interaction with external auditors


  • Manages and reviews complex government compliance filings
  • Ensures compliance with government regulations

Financial Applications and Systems:

  • May help troubleshoot system issues
  • Participates in various system implementations and enhancements related to financial systems

Consolidation (Statutory):

  • Review statutory account analysis
  • Presents results to management
  • Reviews new firm checklist and new firm request form to assess new firms and determines placement in structure; reviews and approves consolidation journal entries
  • Assigns statutory accountant resource to firm
  • Acts as liaison for creation of new firms with other departments

Consolidation (Corporate Reporting):

  • Prepares monthly/quarterly complex financial statements and various reports
  • Reviews financial statements and reports for accuracy
  • Assists with coordinating monthly and quarterly financial deliverables to management
  • Reviews and approves consolidation entries

Account Reconciliations:

  • Reviews account reconciliations and manages resolution of escalated reconciliation issues
  • Ensures reconciliations are being completed
  • Identifies and/or reviews risk and opportunities and assesses reasonableness of balances
  • Recognizes impact of interfirm transactions and related elimination process; coordinates resolution of issues
  • Reviews and approves alternative solutions to prevent continued issues

Technical Guidance:

  • Recommends and may implement policies related to accounting procedures

Supervisory and Resource Management:

  • As a manager, provides direction to an assigned group
  • Oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development, and corrective actions
  • Aligns individual report's goals with that of department, business and corporation
  • Evaluates staff training needs to prepare for growth and development
  • Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively developed, implemented, and communicated for workgroup
  • Ensures adherence to corporate and business programs
  • Identifies and may assess improvement opportunities
  • Champions continuous improvement efforts
  • Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements
  • Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities

Internal Clients:

  • Moderate interactions with the businesses including DFOs, upper management and executives; Legal, HR, Accounting Operations, Payroll, Treasury, Tax and Financial Applications

Management Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience. Typically 7+ 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

  • Master Business Administration (MBA) or MS in Accounting, preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or certified accountant, a plus
  • Experience in hiring and supervising professionals preferred

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of FAR and CAS preferred
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Intermediate
  • Microsoft Access, Basic
  • Knowledge of Black and Veatch Systems, Advanced
  • Knowledge of percent complete accounting, Intermediate
  • Technical accounting knowledge, Intermediate
  • Knowledge of Financial Statement analysis, Intermediate
  • Knowledge of foreign currency terminology and concepts, Intermediate

Preferred Non-Technical Skills:

  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • Written Communications
  • Drive for Results
  • Informing
  • Peer Relationships
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Problem Solving
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others
  • Presentation Skills
  • Confronting Direct Reports