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Staff Accountant (2021)


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 115020 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Accounting 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a staff accountant on the financial reporting team, you will be responsible for day-to-day general ledger activities used to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements along with ad hoc management reporting responsibilities.  You’ll typically have a wide-ranging division of responsibilities, which include supporting field and corporate leadership, construction partners and customers, as well as internal/external auditors.  You will constantly interact with other accounting /finance home office departments such as construction cost accounting, capital assets, internal audit, and operations management support.  Rotational and “guest” opportunities are also possible in those departments. Kiewit is proud of a culture of meritocracy, where only your ambition, curiosity, and passion for learning will limit your advancement opportunities.

District Overview

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 Plaza at 3555 Farnam Street in Omaha, NE.  This is a shared service environment in a professional office setting.


Work effectively with home office and field personnel to ensure accurate and timely reporting of the Company’s financial ledger.
•    Prepare quarterly and monthly financial statements
•    Prepare account reconciliations
•    Reconcile operational results to financial results and report to leadership
•    Project anticipated financial results
•    Provide support to outside partners and internal/external auditors
•    Respond to ad hoc requests made by Management
•    Assist in special projects as desired


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.

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
•    3.2 GPA or higher
•    General knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting principles and practices
•    Strong analytical skills.  Ability to analyze underlying principles, reasons or facts surrounding financial information
•   “Do what it takes” attitude. Ability to work smart to meet deadlines. 
•    Effective communicator.  Ability to provide information to stakeholders clearly and accurately.
•    Ability to respond quickly to feedback
•    Proficient in learning new accounting systems and the ability to comfortably and efficiently navigate    within them
•    Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to plan and prioritize work, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
•    Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers and the ability to maintain these relationships over time
•    Willingness to relocate in the future
•    CPA eligible preferred
•    Proficiency in Excel, PowerBI, and Tableau preferred
•    SAP experience preferred

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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