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Staff Accountant 1

Requisition ID:  238946

Requisition Posting End Date: 10/18/2021


We’re hiring a Staff Accountant reporting to the Assistant Controller within the Corporate Controller team in Reston, VA. This position is currently remote, with an in-office schedule based on team deliverables. The Corporate Controller team provides overall guidance and expertise on financial and related matters, including responsibility for the development and implementation of accounting policy, oversight of accounting operations, financial reporting, and management/financial control activities.


We actively build a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment where all views are welcomed, openness is encouraged, and teamwork and merit are cornerstones. We are proud of what we do and how we do it—and we enjoy doing it! Bechtel is an excellent, fast-paced working environment where you will have an opportunity to work across dynamic teams throughout the company across different countries. Our team-oriented, fast-paced, and collegial environment is ideal for a self-directed professional who can work independently and solve problems effectively.


*Position has remote work flexibility.  Candidates need to be local to one of the following locations:  Reston VA, Houston TX, Glendale, AZ or Oak Ridge TN.



  • Prepares and records journal entries to assist with the quarterly 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.



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

  • None


C. Contacts

  • 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.
  • External auditors



  • Licensed CPA (or in progress).
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting.
  • 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.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

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.