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.
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
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
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.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.