Sr. Accountant

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 2 months ago

Summary:

The Senior Accountant will report to the Manager, Accounting. This position will provide support in the areas of accounting, compliance, reporting and analysis within the region. The position will also ensure the timely and accurate preparation of financial information based upon the applicable accounting guidance.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all phases of closing and reporting of assigned duties including preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger accounts and analysis of variances in income statement and balance sheet accounts

  • Communicate and coordinate with other departments and regional personnel and provide accounting support for assigned region

  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures and internal controls

  • Prepare for and participates in internal and external audits in functional area

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Represent the function in special projects and assignments

  • Perform other accounting duties, as required

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Business acumen with strong accounting and technical skills

  • Ability to analyze complex transactions and business situations

  • Strong computer literacy across an extended stream of applications

  • Strong communication, time management and prioritization skills

  • Ability to manage across organizational boundaries

  • Independently motivated

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting with 4+ years related experience; Master's degree and/or CPA a plus

  • Self-motivated individual capable of driving change, managing multiple tasks and continuously evaluating priorities to lead tasks/projects to completion in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully and develop alternative solutions

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to express oneself both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to build trust by treating customers, peers and others with integrity and respect, upholding organizational values and keeping commitments

  • Ability to work as part of a team, balancing team and individual responsibilities and contributing to building a positive team spirit; ability to support everyone's efforts to succeed

Railway experience not required, but is a plus

This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


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