Sr. Accountant

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 2 months ago


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

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


  • 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.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove

City Of Rochester - NY

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 3/21/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-06-19T00:00 Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma or G.E.D. plus EITHER A) Bachelor's degree in Accounting; OR B) Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field with a minimum of eighteen (18) semester credit hours in accounting, plus one (1) year experience in accounting and/or auditing. OR C) Associate's degree [or completion of sixty (60) college semester credit hours] which includes a minimum of eighteen (18) semester credits in accounting, plus two (2) years of experience in accounting and/or auditing. General DescriptionEmployees in this accounting position are responsible for the maintenance and analysis of accounts and the preparation of financial reports. Direct supervision is received with an allowance for the exercise of independent judgment in accordance with established objectives, policies and procedures. Work is performed using both automated and manual accounting systems. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of clerical personnel. Related work is performed as required.Typical Work ActivitiesMaintains general records of accounts including general and subsidiary ledgers, making adjustments or entries and preparing financial summaries; Develops and updates financial reports using personal computer software such as spreadsheet and database programs; Confers, in person and in writing, with internal accounting and clerical personnel, departments, municipalities and businesses relative to accounting matters; Prepares, independently, standard or specialized financial reports; Verifies claim vouchers for payment; Advises others as requested regarding automated financial systems, according to established accounting procedures; Integrates and reconciles manual records with automated accounting systems; Sets up accounting systems to ensure compliance with federal regulations and state requirements for grant accounting and reporting; Takes trial balances; Instructs others on methods for routine posting, filing and related accounting activities. Apply now! City Of Rochester - NY Rochester NY

Sr. Accountant

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.