Sr Project Accounting Manager
Date published: 8-Jul-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Telecom
Business Plan: FIN
The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.
Responsible for day to day management of project accounting professionals. Responsible for project or division related financial functions including but not limited to monthly management reporting that includes analysis of project or projects financial performance, variance explanations, accounts receivable, and budgeting or forecasting. Serves as trusted business advisor to management related to financial insight and performance. Advises, mentors and supports project accounting activities in accordance with company policy and procedures for financial reporting. Other responsibilities include project accounting staff management and special projects as assigned.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Reviews and provides guidance regarding complex invoice matters. May approve credit memos.
Oversees cash collections for assigned group by actively communicating aging risk to project management to determine necessary collection actions. Communicates with clients regarding past due invoices.
Summarizes, reviews and provides recommendations of significant impact based on project financial results. Provides ad hoc financial research, analysis and solutions to primary internal clients. Demonstrates professional skepticism to identify areas of concern.
Reviews assigned projects and/or business areas income statement for accuracy; reporting, analysis and variance explanation for projects; identifies and communicates financial risk & opportunities. Responsibility and management correspondence with interactions for primary internal clients.
Budgeting & Forecasting:
Prepares and analyzes projects' and/or business areas' budget & forecast; develops and reviews financial models. Provides oversight and review of financial inputs and metrics.
Reviews the structures of projects opened in their assigned business areas. Consults with Corporate subject matter experts to minimize exposure.
May review compliance with corporate procedures for project cash disbursements.
Communicates project financial information to management for assigned projects and/or business areas. Identifies and communicates material variances.
Reviews, presents, and compiles project information related to material variances, risks, and/or opportunities for projects and/or business areas; notifies appropriate level of management. Provides recommendation for decision making.
Evaluates, develops and implements project accounting tools & procedures that enhance and improve overall results of assigned projects and/or business areas.
Provides documentation to support the proposal process. May participate in proposal team process to develop cost estimates & present information to executive management.
Complexity and volume includes oversight, management & verification of the following: joint ventures, reporting in currencies other than domestic, on-shore/off-shore, multiple contracts, multiple task orders, and/or purchase orders.
Managing compilation of audit requests by providing and/or reviewing supporting documentation.
Primary point of contact for audit teams.
Supervisory & Resource Management:
As a manager, provides direction to an assigned group. Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development. May participate in disciplinary actions, employee relations & workforce planning. Aligns individual project accountant goals with that of department, division & corporation. Evaluates project accountant training needs to prepare for staff growth & development.
Responsibilities may include monitoring group budgets & metrics. Leads development, communication and implementation of policies, procedures, and processes for the assigned workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs.
Identifies & assesses improvement opportunities which will add value. 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.
Primary Internal Clients:
Primary internal clients are project managers, project market leadership, Telecom senior leadership, project review board members, cost review board members, finance directors, and senior finance managers.
As a necessary aspect of the management, personnel or pay administration functions, this position has access to confidential personnel records and pay information not otherwise available. This position is responsible for protecting & maintaining the privacy of such records and information.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience. Typically 10+ 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 Job Qualifications:
Master Business Administration (MBA) or MS in Accounting, Preferred.
Related experience preferably in project accounting environment.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Preferred Technical Competencies:
• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Intermediate
• Microsoft Access, Basic
• Knowledge of Black & Veatch Systems, Advanced
• Knowledge of percent complete accounting, Advanced
• Technical accounting knowledge, Advanced
• Knowledge of Financial Statement analysis, Advanced
• Knowledge of foreign currency terminology and concepts, Intermediate
Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:
• Organizing • Planning • Written Communications • Drive for Results • Informing • Peer Relationships • Dealing with Ambiguity • Business Acumen • Decision Quality • Problem Solving • Developing Direct Reports and Others • Presentation Skills • Confronting Direct Reports • Building Effective Teams • Managerial Courage • Perseverance