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2020 University Graduate (U.S) - Accounting & Finance Representative

Requisition ID:  221529




Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our employees use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our customers.

Finance and Accounting professionals at Bechtel are an important part of the team that supports major engineering and construction projects in more than 40 countries. They are responsible for ensuring the proper accounting and financial tracking for all aspects of major construction subcontract relative to invoicing, unit rates, etc. Accounting and finance professionals are also tasked with producing reports and analysis related to project costs. Additionally, they assist in coordinating and reviewing the financial gross margin of project reports, and make adjustments relative to appropriate cost and revenue accruals in accordance with Bechtel Policies and Procedures.


The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on the project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various project sites.




In much the same way as complex technical challenges are managed at Bechtel's projects, there are significant financial and accounting intricacies that have an impact on our success. There are the complexities associated with international tax, accounting, and reporting requirements, and there's a need to ensure the timeliness and security of global cash flows, foreign currency, investments, and deposits. Other financial and accounting professionals at Bechtel focus on international financial relationship management, including appropriate documentation and control of all financial transactions. No matter what area of finance and accounting it is, all are critical to Bechtel's success as a world leader in engineering, construction, and project management. Major functional groups within finance include:


  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Information and Planning
  • Tax
  • Treasury


Typical Activities


  • Provide research, financial analyses, and administrative support within a variety of financial disciplines while recieving training and development
  • Participate in the preparation of financial statements inclduing consolidation, analysis, and reporting of the financial performance of the Bechtel entities
  • Gather, analyze, and manage data from a variety of information systems and resources
  • Interface with other functions within the greater Finance group and project-based organization to carry out strategies for the management of financial risk and ensure the adequacy of financial resources to support day-to-day and long-term objectives
  • Assist in the preparation of forecasts and briefing materials for executive management
  • Research and advise Bechtel global business units on state, federal, and foreign income and indirect taxes
  • Help manage cash and investments and global network of banking resources


General Job Duties


Accounting and Finance professionals typically responsible for:

  • Assisting with the operation of financial and administrative controls in accordance with policies, procedures, and client requirements
  • Conducting project accounting activities, including general ledger, subsidiary ledgers and detailed job cost and commitment ledgers
  • Supporting reporting requirements
  • Preparing monthly billings in accordance with contract terms
  • Providing analysis of financial information, including cost estimating and forecasting
  • Performing a vareity of payroll functions to ensure employees are compensated correctly


Basic Qualifications 


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Business Administration, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, from an accredited college or University, within (12) montsh of graduation date
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorhip 
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites


Preferred Qualifications 


  • Master's degree in Accoutning, Finance, Taxation, Business Administration, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, Law, Political Science, History, or General Education
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA
  • Prior co-op or internship experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills







Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.