Staff Accountant - Omaha, NE


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 172579 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Financial Accounting 

Department: Accounting 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

As a Staff Accountant in the Project and Financial Accounting group, you will be primarily responsible for key accounting and reporting-related roles within the department.  You will be a key member in an evolving accounting department function focused on supporting operational and financial decision-makers. 


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 Omaha, NE. This is a shared service environment in a professional office setting.


  • Prepare and analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports for accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards 
  • Assist in various project and financial accounting tasks as part of the quarterly and year-end close processes 
  • Assist project and financial accounting managers with other accounting-related matters, ad hoc requests, and special projects 
  • Review work of other accountants in the department 
  • Support internal and external auditors as needed
  • Collaborate with other home office and district departments as necessary 
  • Prepare footnotes for parent and subsidiary financial statements 


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
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to analyze underlying principles, reasons or facts surrounding financial reports
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to quickly adapt to field-based operational practices 
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to plan and prioritize work, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP 
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

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.

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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