Area Finance Manager


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Park Ridge, NJ, US

Requisition ID: 172310 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern District 

Department: Operational Finance 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Area Finance Manager for Kiewit, you will grow financial performance through analysis of financial results, forecasts, variances, and trends. This person will support an area of the business (heavy civil infrastructure projects) in both the day-to-day oversight and forecasting & risk identification. This person will play a key role in the overall business unit and collaborate with various project and management teams.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Eastern District specializes in challenging heavy civil construction projects throughout the Northeast, including the metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC.  We are leaders in bridge, transit, foundation, tunnel, and water/wastewater construction while specializing in cast-in-place concrete, structural steel erection, earthwork, pile driving, and caissons. Kiewit’s Eastern District also has a large amount of work in the energy/power sector in various northeast locations. With our experienced and dedicated employees, extensive resources and in-depth market knowledge, the Eastern District can handle projects of any size.


This person will be based out of our headquarters office in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.


  • Creates, reviews, and updates various project reports and makes appropriate corrections to ensure accurate reporting for management.
  • Manages a small to mid-sized team as the business requires, providing guidance and feedback as needed. 
  • Coordinate with project teams to assess reporting and identify risks to create accurate forecasts.
  • Determines cost of operations by establishing standard costs, collecting operational data.
  • Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures, providing trends and forecasts, explaining processes/techniques, and recommending actions.
  • Improves financial status by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions to management.
  • Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data.
  • Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses, studying proposed changes in methods and materials.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field.
  • 7 years of experience supporting operational finance within the construction industry. 
  • Experience supporting heavy civil infrastructure type construction projects and working with private clients and government contracts.
  • Knowledge of complex ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, etc.) to prepare financial reports and forecasts.
  • Knowledge utilizing data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.) to present complex financial analyses.
  • Knowledge utilizing the Microsoft Office 365 software suite to prepare and/or supplement financial reporting, forecasts, and analyses.
  • The ability to relocate (expenses covered by Kiewit) to a new project / office location in the north east region of the U.S within 18 months – 2 years.
  • The ability to collaborate with various different business, operations, and construction project teams and personnel to gather data and create reports.
  • The ability to work successfully both independently and on a team to complete tasks and meet deadlines. 


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. 


Base Compensation: $100,000/yr - $130,000/yr

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

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