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Burns & McDonnell Project Accountant in Kansas City, Missouri


The Project Accountant is responsible for accounting, budgeting and financial analysis, and/or financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, budgeting guidelines, statutes and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The project Accountant is also responsible for preparing and/or analyzing financial records and documents, financial systems, financial statements, budgets, and other related documents.

  • Provide financial analysis and preparation of monthly financial reports and slides Company & Global Practice project-related results.

  • Perform and report monthly revenue reserve analysis.

  • Perform and report monthly reconciliation of Accounts Payable Sub ledger and Job Cost Sub ledger to the General Ledger including reconciliation of various month-end data files and statistics.

  • Interpret new accounting legislation to formulate solutions.

  • Responsible for knowing and interpreting GAAP legislation changes and implementing those changes into every day work activities, including monthly reconciliations.

  • Review and post weekly journal entries for Job Cost system as well as clearing and adjusting entries as needed.

  • Reconcile various balance sheet accounts monthly. Assist project managers and project teams in updating monthly project financials.

  • Perform Job Cost system set-ups as needed and assist with maintaining Job Cost System instructions. Ad hoc reports / analysis as requested.

  • Forecast revenues and project financials for Global Practices out to a two to five year window. Negotiate the contract to ensure the financial goals of the company can be met. Compile and provide feedback about project financials to the Project Manager.

  • Participate in user testing for system patches and upgrades.

  • Provide guidance and instruction to other staff member(s).

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.

  • Minimum 4 years accounting/auditing experience.

  • CPA preferred

  • Minimum 2 years in public accounting preferred but not required.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft excel.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Analytical thinking.

  • Knowledge/experience with GAAP; FAR and other related federal, state and local regulations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Job Accounting/Finance

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 191984



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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