Position Overview: Accountant position reporting to the Assistant Controller within the Corporate Controller team in Reston, VA. The position includes assisting in the close and consolidation process for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting; performing monthly account reconciliations; responsibility for analysis and maintenance of certain corporate accounts; preparing financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and liaising with Bechtel Business Services (BBS) financial service centers to identify and resolve accounting issues. The candidate must have the ability to maintain a sense of urgency focusing on critical issues, be detail-oriented and demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills.
Job Dimensions: A. Supervision Received
Work is reviewed regularly to verify general accuracy and coverage of unusual problems, to ensure conformance with required procedures and to assure professional growth
Moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgment
B. Supervision Exercised
Internal contact with counterparts in treasury, tax, management information and planning, BBS financial service centers, benefits, and related areas
Contact with business unit personnel and controllers outside the U.S. regarding financial accounting information
Essential Job Duties:
Prepares and records journal entries to assist with the monthly close process.
Prepares annual financial statements, related disclosures, and work papers to support audits of various legal entities.
Reviews various documents, summaries, and support to verify accuracy and conformance with specific functional, corporate, contract, or professional accounting requirements.
Reconciles financial reports and data with other records on file. Points out inconsistencies and errors and recommends actions to resolve.
Analyzes accounting or financial data, to identify anomalies for further consideration.
Reviews existing Controller systems and processes, identifies and recommends areas for process improvement and automation.
Assists with external audit questions and/or other questions posed by management or business units related to accounting issues.
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Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Level 1: Undergraduate degree in Accounting and 1 year of professional experience.
Level 2: Undergraduate degree in Accounting and 3 years of professional experience.
Licensed CPA (or in progress).
Understanding of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and how those principles are to be applied in the execution of our work.
General knowledge of basic business practices and fundamental business theories.
Basic knowledge of internal controls and the ability to develop and interpret accounting procedures and reports.
Strong organizational skills and ability to simultaneously handle numerous tasks of varying complexity; must be able to effectively work independently or as part of a team.
Ability to apply good business judgment in the execution of assigned tasks and understand when to seek direction/guidance prior to handling a work assignment.
Ability to analyze financial data, provide early recognition of potential problems and provide effective and innovative thought processes in handling financial issues.
Demonstrates leadership potential and above-average written and oral communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience with U.S. GAAP audits.
Experience with Oracle general ledger.
The candidate will consider rotational assignments within Bechtel in other locations in the future for career advancement.
Internal Number: 234191
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in Infrastructure; Mining and Metals; Nuclear, Security and Environmental; and Oil, Gas, and Chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.