KBR Lead Accountant in Birmingham, Alabama

Title: Lead Accountant

Location: US-US-AL-Birmingham,

Job Number: 1068921


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

With operations in 40 countries, KBR has more than 34,000 people delivering services to customers in over 80 countries. Together they represent an unmatched reservoir of talent and experience in a wide range of markets.

Join us and you'll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.

Position Title:

Lead Accountant

Position Description/Job Responsibilities

Position Summary - Support PSL management from an accounting and financial perspective to help ensure achievement of corporate, operational and functional objectives.

Under general direction, person will timely complete assigned tasks, establish priorities and help develop process efficiencies and best practices.

Project accounting concentrated role to include monthly accounting close, financial and project reporting/analysis, cash management, budgeting/forecasting and control compliance (e.g. company policies/procedures, SOX and FCPA, etc.).

Finance role to include Operations/Sales support.

Monthly Close – revenue recognition, cost accruals, project cost review/analysis, journal entries, backlog,

P&L/balance sheet validation and reconciliation

Financial Reporting – P&L, balance sheet and cash flow reporting to operational and corporate management – with full understanding of results

Project Reporting – Actual and Estimate at Completion (EAC) review and approval

Cash Management – Accounts receivable/payable oversight, unbilled review/resolution

Budget/Forecast – PSL data consolidation, review and reporting to operational and corporate management – with full understanding of results

Control Compliance – Ensure operational efficiency, reliability of financial reporting and compliance with applicable laws and regulations (SOX testing, Audit support, etc.)

Operations/Sales Support – A&F lead for proposed work opportunities (contract review, financial risk mitigation, etc.)

Other – Cross training with Wilmington A&F, technical accounting assessments, SAP system set up and operations/corporate special requests



Completion of undergraduate degree in accounting (advanced degree or CPA preferred)

Minimum 5

years of applicable work experience

Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to think critically, problem solver

Strong computer skills, experience with SAP and Hyperion HFM (preferred) and intermediate to advanced MS Excel a must

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a team environment

Excellent communication skills

Periodic travel



KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Accounting