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Business Controller - Mass Electric Transportation at Kiewit

Business Controller - Mass Electric Transportation

Kiewit Oakville, Ontario Full-Time
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Requisition ID: 142419 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Business Management 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Business Controller is the cornerstone of finance and accounting functions for Mass Electric Transportation.  As a trusted business advisor, this role works closely with management to maintain solid business functions and provide information in a timely manner to support business needs.  Similar to a CFO, the Business Controller is accountable for the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting and developing procedures and controls to maintain integrity over all financial data. This position is also responsible for monitoring and advising on operational strategies, recruiting and developing the future talent of organization, and providing meaningful insight and financial analysis to management. The Business Controller also requires strong leadership skills in the areas of training, communication, professionalism, and strategic thinking.  

District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, and an industry leader in transit and rail systems’ construction and maintenance throughout the United States and Canada. MEC specializes in the installation of Overhead Contact Systems (OCS), Traction Power Substations (TPSS), Signaling and Train Control, Communications, and Control Centers. At MEC we maintain our commitment to hire the best people, provide the training needed to keep up with the demands of today’s work environment, and the opportunities to grow and advance within our organization. As the most experienced installer of rail and transit systems in North America, MEC takes pride in being recognized as the Systems Contractor of Choice delivering innovative solutions through aligning our technical expertise with our client’s objectives. We self-perform most disciplines providing time, cost and scheduling efficiencies, as well as in-house expertise, resulting in seamless performance for our clients. 


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


  • Acts a key leader in the organization by exemplifying the core values of Kiewit culture  
  • Be able to analyze and effectively communicate financial results of the organization to management, including revenue, cost, backlog, overheads, G&A, etc. 
  • Earn trust, credibility, and buy in of processes from Operations team to create better cohesion and clear communication within the organization 
  • Ensure proper implementation and execution of internal controls to maintain highest level of data integrity 
  • Develop accurate budgets, drive accountability, and provide integrated ways to improve cost across the entire organization 
  • Set aggressive goals and high standards to continuously improve business processes (tools & reports) and targets (projects and overheads) 
  • Communicate development goals, constructive feedback, and future opportunities clearly and completely in conversations with all team members 
  • Challenge, motivate, and lead subordinates towards a common goal, while providing radically honest feedback along the way 
  • Deliver impactful presentation of goals and progress during strategic business planning sessions 
  • Reviews all estimate cash flows, payment terms, and Joint Venture agreements in detail for financial risks and opportunities 
  • Thorough reviews of each project/department projections, reporting, and risks/opportunities 


  • 7+ years of financial/data analysis experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or an equivalent degree is required 
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, and accounting practices. 
  • Strong financial management skills including cash management, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis. 
  • Ability to lead a team, manage the monthly and annual reporting processes, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. 
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure and consistently achieve required deadlines. 
  • Very detailed oriented, but also able to see the “big picture”.  Ability to think both analytically and creatively. 
  • Deep knowledge of Microsoft Excel 
  • Excellent communication skills, resourcefulness and initiative 
  • Must be able to freely access all parts of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments 
  • Travel may be required for this position (up to 25%) 
  • Must be willing to relocate for first assignment location if not local 
  • Ability to work in Canada without sponsorship, both now and in the future  


  • CPA, MBA, or public accounting experience preferred 
  • Financial or accounting experience in construction or engineering industry 
  • Experience using SAP 
  • Proven track record of developing or managing a team  

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


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Job ID: 142419-en_US