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Burns & McDonnell Financial Manager & Products Manager - Corporate Accounting & Finance (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is seeking a candidate for a unique, multi-faceted role. This Financial Manager position will jointly support the 1898 & Co. division and Burns & McDonnell’s quickly growing Products portfolio.

The Financial Manager position is a dynamic Finance-based role immersed in division operations. The ideal candidate for this role enjoys engaging directly with the business and can alternate seamlessly between detailed analysis and executive-level strategy and communication.

The Financial Manager is an integral member of the divisional leadership team. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the Financial Manager focuses on developing and presenting ad hoc financial analyses – driven by their independent observation of trends and needs within the division as well as leadership requests. Presentation audiences consist of the executive leadership team, entire division, market segments and project managers.

The Financial Manager will be responsible for evaluating requirements and establishing the reporting strategy for the divisions they support, including newly established business lines and product portfolios. This includes assisting in financial reporting solutions, tax considerations, billing solutions, and identifying system needs. In addition, the role will serve as a liaison between the business and functional teams within Finance, assisting with pricing strategies, profitability analyses, and corporate initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Lead

  • Collaborate with executive leadership team on defining and implementing division goals

  • Develop and implement best practices within the division

  • Develop annual business plan and 4th quarter forecast

  • Monitor and manage monthly financial results

  • Ad Hoc requests to support business goals of executive leadership

  • Products Portfolio

  • Partner with development teams and divisional leadership to craft business plans

  • Identify, capture, and report on key performance indicators

  • Perform fit-gap analysis to determine system, process, and people needs required to support new products as they scale

  • Oversee creation of research and documentation to ensure compliance with applicable accounting and tax regulations

  • Key Financial Contact for Proposal Efforts

  • Assist teams with proposal efforts – determine pricing strategy, evaluate profitability

  • Review contract terms & conditions

  • Key Contact for Financial Data Analysis and Training

  • Maintain and leverage ongoing knowledge of accounting systems and data reporting capabilities

  • Execute reporting requirements including coordination with Accounting, Marketing, and other groups to achieve reporting goals

  • Present financial trends and conceptual training to various division audiences

  • Liaison with Corporate Financial Reporting

  • Coordinate with the corporate reporting team to understand overhead results

  • Lead contact on material revenue recognition issues/discussions within the division

  • Provide guidance on key project financial forecasts

  • Share best practices developed within the division with corporate reporting team

  • Mentor and develop corporate support professionals



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum of eleven (11) years private experience; extra credit may be given for public accounting experience

  • One year of additional credit given for CPA or MBA

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Preferred (but not required): Experience accounting for contracts in the construction/engineering industry with exposure to the percentage of completion revenue recognition (or software revenue recognition)

  • Experience with Oracle and Microsoft Power BI, and Excel

  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple day-to-day and ongoing projects simultaneously


Job Accounting/Finance

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 230375 Job Hire Type Experienced