Project Accountant

Requisition ID: 274969 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Warsaw, PL 

Company Information

Since 1898, Bechtel has helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. 


Project Overview

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility. 

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.


Position Summary:

Duties will include taking a lead role in ensuring all financial tax activities are managed in accordance with internal and external (statutory/client) requirements. This will include such items as the preparation of Statutory Accounts, ongoing submission of VAT reports and managing the different statutory obligations of the entity with regards to any direct and indirect tax regime in accordance with the Polish statutory framework.


The candidate will be working closely with the accounting team and the associated operations teams which include entity accounts payable, client billing, tax reporting, payroll, treasury coordination, audit coordination and other duties as assigned. The candidate will implement and maintain appropriate work processes to ensure compliance with all client requirements and Bechtel procedures to provide early identification of any financial issues which may impact the project’s statutory obligations.


The candidate will foster teamwork and effective working relationships between the Finance team and other internal and external organizations. The candidate will provide ongoing communication to functional management, GBU / Project Management, Country Controller, and external third-party accounting providers in connection with status of statutory requirements and work closely with third party providers in ensuring the submittal of reports, returns and correspondence with governing authorities of the accounts in a timely fashion.


The candidate must have the ability to maintain confidentiality with a strong ethical behaviour in workplace practices, as well as the ability to interface with senior site Bechtel and customer management, along with a customer-service orientation and a demonstrated professional demeanour, communication style, flexibility, and commitment to meeting deadlines.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Finance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior international construction project experience.
  • Prior experience working with statutory account preparation.
  • Prior experience with local direct and indirect tax regimes and appropriate returns.
  • Ability to analyse financial statements and recognize symptoms of problems.
  • Competency with Excel and Word.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Leadership ability to operate in a matrix organization.
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken.


Health, Safety & Environment:

  • Take personal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of themselves and others – including those who may be affected by the delivery of this role.
  • Cooperate in all matters relating to health, safety, and environment, including following safe working procedures always and not deviating from agreed safe system of work.
  • Advocate, promote and engage the FS health, safety and environmental policies and initiatives.



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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

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