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Burns & McDonnell Senior Financial Business Partner - Senior US Contract Analyst - Corporate Accounting & Finance (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Senior Financial Business Partner / US Senior Contract Analyst

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 provides opportunities to advance along a variety of paths, tailored to your unique skillset, as you grow your career. The Contract Analyst team serves as a pipeline for leadership positions within the Finance and Accounting organization. Senior Contract Analysts have exposure to multiple levels of leadership, including our executive leadership team. You will serve as a financial liaison in a role that combines accounting and operational support of our business. Additionally, you will provide project-level support to our project teams, including Project Managers, Field Superintendents, Project Controls team and others. You will have the opportunity to work on department-wide and company-wide initiatives, combining your knowledge of our business and your technical skills to critically evaluate and solve complex challenges and drive value to our company.

Senior Contract Analyst responsibilities include:

  • Analyze financials and key performance indicators of the Company, divisions and locations to provide meaningful insight to leadership

  • Review projects, interpret financial implications, ensure appropriate application of revenue recognition, apply engineering and construction accounting standards and evaluate risk on largest and most complex projects in the Company

  • Partner with engineering and construction project teams to assist with project financials and forecasting

  • Lead, coach and mentor Contract Analysts in the US and India

  • Support the Contract Accounting Managers with planning initiatives and group coordination

  • Create and participate in formal and informal training of project managers and division and location management

  • Execute processes and tasks in support of month-end close and financial reporting that is timely and accurate

  • Assist in client-initiated audits, project-specific financial audits and the annual financial audit for the Company

  • Support and fulfill lead roles for special projects that focus on innovation and process improvement

  • Develop and implement best practices for the US and India Contract Analyst teams


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum eight (8) years of related accounting experience; extra credit may be given for public accounting experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • 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 percentage of completion revenue recognition (or software revenue recognition)

  • Experience with Oracle and Microsoft Power BI

  • One year of additional credit given for CPA or MBA


Job Accounting/Finance

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 225991 Job Hire Type Experienced