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Burns & McDonnell Project Costing Accountant - Corporate Accounting & Finance (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company. As an employee-owner, you will have the benefit of participating in our success as a shareholder of our company and the chance to learn and grow alongside our business. We tackle technical challenges and complex details with the intent and attention of an owner. It’s what brings our clients back, project after project. Our mission is to make our clients successful, and we accomplish this by fostering a collaborative atmosphere where our finance team works directly with the business that we serve. You will be a critical part of a motivated team in a fast-paced environment where high-performers are valued and rewarded.

The Project Costing team is a mix of financial reporting, variance analysis, preparation of monthly and year-end journal entries, and accounting systems. The team plays a key role in the success of our overall Accounting/Finance department and partners with numerous other groups within Accounting and outside the department with direct business lines. In this hands-on role, the Project Costing Staff Accountant will be joining a fast-paced and team-oriented environment where they can act as a subject matter expert across a variety of accounting metrics and KPIs that drive our business.

Job duties include:

  • Execute processes and tasks in support of month-end close and financial reporting, including reconciling the projects’ subledger to the General Ledger.

  • Support preparation of reports, analysis, and presentation of cost accounting data for the various levels of leadership to enable them to make the best business decisions.

  • Coordinate with other teams including Systems, IT, Contract Analysts, Financial Reporting, and any others needed to ensure a timely and accurate financial close.

  • Support special projects that focus on innovation and process improvement.

  • Participate in user testing for system patches and upgrades.

  • Perform weekly/monthly reconciliation of interface transmissions between the Projects Module and other accounting modules, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll.

  • Support external audit requests, as assigned by the manager.

  • Participate in the formal and informal training of project managers.

  • Ad hoc reports and analysis as requested by manager and Accounting leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • Minimum of six (6) years’ accounting/auditing experience

  • Public accounting experience preferred

  • Engineering & Construction industry experience preferred

  • Superior computer skills with particular expertise in Excel

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivator

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Job Accounting/Finance

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 223024