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Burns & McDonnell Senior Accountant (Foreign Currency) - Accounting & Finance (Multiple Locations) in Chicago, Illinois


Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company. As employee-owners, we participate in our success as shareholders of our company as we learn and grow alongside our business. We tackle complex challenges with the intent and attention of an owner. It’s what brings our clients back, project after project. Our mission is to make our clients successful, and we accomplish this by fostering a collaborative atmosphere where our finance team works directly with the business that we serve. You will be a critical part of a motivated team in a fast-paced environment where high-performers are valued and rewarded.

This role combines the technical knowledge of an accountant specializing in foreign currency transactions and accounting, with the skills of a business consultant as you handle the Company’s balance sheet risk exposure. This role reports to the Director of Treasury, and will be responsible for the monitoring, accounting, reporting and analysis of business activity related to foreign currency. This position will be a critical member of the Corporate Treasury team to help leadership understand the Company’s foreign currency risk exposure and effectiveness of mitigation strategies. This position will work with various cross functional teams across the Accounting & Finance department and requires someone with impeccable attention to detail, a financial and analytic approach and knowledge of accounting.

Senior Foreign Currency Accountant Responsibilities Include:

  • Calculate, track and report FX gain/loss on large projects.

  • Liaise with business and project teams to provide data to carry out FX hedging strategy.

  • Ensure appropriate accounting for all foreign currency related activity.

  • Develop reporting capabilities required to supervise and track foreign currency risk.

  • Develop mapping of end-to-end cash positions for each currency.

  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures over Foreign Currency accounting and derivatives and hedging and assist in the design and implementation of new controls and processes.

  • In charge of the preparation and review of various journal entries and account reconciliations.

  • Play pivotal role in finance transformation and modernization efforts including system implementations and functional optimization.

  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • Minimum eight (8) years of related accounting experience; extra credit may be given for public accounting experience. Ideally with 4 years in accounting for foreign currency and FX derivatives.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

  • Must be self-motivator, detailed, well-organized and have strong client service skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with Oracle and Microsoft Power BI.

  • Experience with Treasury Management Systems or Foreign Currency Management Systems is preferred, but not required.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Accounting/Finance

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-MO-Saint Louis, US-GA-Atlanta, US-TX-Houston, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 241101

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-SN #COR