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Business Supervisor - Project Accountant


Seattle, WA, US Phoenix, AZ, US Los Angeles, CA, US Dallas, TX, US

Requisition ID: 103947 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Business Management 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an experienced Business Supervisor/Project Controller, you will focus on providing timely and relevant analysis and operational financial reporting as well as supporting team development and individual growth for Kiewit. Each project at Kiewit is run like a small business, with the Business Supervisor assisting in providing oversight over all the group’s projects ensuring critical tasks such as accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), project financials, payroll, human resources, internal control and compliance are executed appropriately in order to compile complete and accurate analysis and operational financial reporting. The Business Supervisor/Project Controller is expected to be skilled in executing these processes and utilizing the latest technology to analyze different types of revenue and cost components such as labor, expenses, construction equipment, materials, and subcontracts. This position is an owner of the month-end financial close process, the operational financial reporting package communicated to senior leaders and is integral in the overall success of the business management team.]

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of the Kiewit Corporation.  Since our founding in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Electric Construction’s philosophy has been to pursue electrical projects that require a higher level of technical and logistical skill.  MEC has a 65-year tradition of outstanding performance on some of the nation’s most high-profile transportation projects. To date we have completed over $5 billion of transportation projects throughout North America. With our skilled and dedicated personnel, combined with cutting edge equipment, installation methods and project controls, MEC is setting new standards across every aspect of the market. 


We would consider starting this position out in the following cities...Seattle, WA; Los Angeles CA; Phoenix AZ; or Dallas TX.


•    Determines cost of operations by establishing standard costs; collecting operational data.
•    Identifies financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.
•    Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions.
•    Improves financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management.
•    Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data.
•    Maintains database by entering, verifying, and backing up data.
•    Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods and materials.
•    Increases productivity by developing automated accounting applications; coordinating information requirements.
•    Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
•    Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications.
•    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
•    Grow financial performance through analysis of financial results, forecasts, variances, and trends
•    Create recommendations to be presented to management and executives
•    Develop financial models to support valuation, planning, and forecasting
•    Aid in the capital budgeting and expenditure planning processes
•    Reconcile existing transactions through cross-referencing of incoming and outgoing data
•    Conduct comparables analysis and market research to support internal financial analysis
•    Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of financial instruments, market conditions, and trends


•    Ability to travel up to 25%
•    2+ years’ experience in project accounting for a (> $1 billion annual revenues), construction general contractor
•    Bachelor’s degree in: Accounting, Analytics / Data Visualization / Statistics, or  Finance
•    Expert knowledge utilizing complex ERP systems (SAP, Oracle) to prepare financial reporting and forecasts
•    Advanced knowledge utilizing data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI) to present complex financial analyses
•    Expert knowledge utilizing the Microsoft Office 365 software suite to prepare and/or supplement financial reporting, forecasts and analyses

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors serving the industrial and transportation markets. We’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready for a career that can take you places, look no further.