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Director, Construction Accounting

Morristown, NJ
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Director, Construction Accounting
Job ID 6916           
Morristown, NJ
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
More than 10 years

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Covanta earns revenue from construction related activities from building new facilities for existing and new clients, and major plant life extension and ongoing routine construction under existing client service agreements.  Covanta also undertakes major construction work on its own assets.

Reporting to the Operations Controller (who has overall books close and financial reporting responsibility for Covanta’s North Americas facility operations), this new role is that of construction accounting leader, ensuring that all revenue generating construction projects are properly accounted of under the percentage-of completion method, that costs are appropriately recognized and that controls operate effectively. 

The position is the primary interface between on-site Project Management teams and the Corporate Accounting function, and coordinates and directs facility and corporate staff involved in accounting for construction activities Covanta’s North American fleet of energy-from waste facilities.

The ideal successful candidate will have 15 years or more or relevant experience, ideally a balanced mix between public accounting, operational, construction and major capital project accounting in a public company environment.  CPA or equivalent is preferred but relevant experience is essential.

  • 10+ years or more of relevant experience, including previous management responsibility, construction and/or major capital project accounting
  • Bachelors in Accounting (or equivalent) and ideally be a CPA
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction accounting principles and literature
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. work independently
  • Work effectively with accounting and project staff over a geographically diverse area
  • Public company experience

(Internal Code: *LI-COV)


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