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Staff Data Accountant, Accounting Technology Workgroup


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 135699 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Accounting 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Are you an operations minded individual who enjoys numbers and solving problems?  How about data analytics and using technology to unlock insights and eliminate manual tasks? At Kiewit, we believe in the power of analytics to create exceptional results.

As a Staff Accountant in the Accounting Technology Workgroup (ATW), you will be asked to answer the types of questions only accountants can while utilizing the tools and advanced technologies associated with high level data analytics organizations.


The ATW group is responsible for enabling a group of 30+ accountants to create more sophisticated and visualized reporting through gathering data requirements, developing reporting, and enabling efficiencies. You will also encourage analytics independence as a subject matter expert and champion of business intelligence software (e.g. Power BI, Tableau, etc.).  The group also leads the Accounting Department’s Robotic Process Automation efforts.


Kiewit is known as an organization that encourages high performers to challenge themselves by operating in roles they may not be classically trained for. This position embodies this spirit as the experiences will lend themselves nicely into several potential paths including accounting roles / leadership, operations management, data analysis roles and technology group positions.

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.  


This position is based out of Kiewit's headquarters at 1550 Mike Fahey Street. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting.


  • Understand Management’s accounting needs and collaborate with other Accountants to design world class reporting as well as automated solutions to eliminate manual activities.
  • Build tools independently and with the assistance of Kiewit’s technology and analytics resources.
  • Provide internal consulting services to the accounting department to improve their self-service analytics capabilities
  • Data Acquisition – Extract data from enterprise sources, transform, clean, and prepare for use by accounting.
  • Analyze Data – Conduct data analysis using MS Power BI and Tableau
  • Present Data – Explain results of analysis to team members, train business how to use decision support tools, develop training materials. Use data visualization to aid communication.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests made by Management and assist in special projects as needed


This position suits a self-starter with initiative, curiosity, and a desire to learn.  You must be proactive in seeking developmental opportunities and additional responsibilities as they present themselves.  A successful candidate will be highly motivated and can build professional relationships quickly and naturally.  These relationships will bring this candidate the credibility needed to operate as a successful business partner within Kiewit and our partners.

  • 2-5 years of Accounting or Business Analytics experience
  • Open-minded and creative (i.e. has lots of ideas).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Intelligence & Analytics, MIS, or equivalent
  • General knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting principles and practices
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Advanced Excel abilities.
  • Excellent customer service and collaboration skills; must be comfortable with proactively engaging department members.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to translate technical terms and concepts into visualizations and business terms.
  • Can work on multiple projects simultaneously and translate business data into digestible information that improves decision making. 
  • Passion for learning new data analysis methods and tools
  • Experience with MS Power BI or Tableau reporting tools preferred
  • Experience writing SQL queries (SQL Server, Teradata) a plus

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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