Norfolk Southern Manager Corporate Accounting in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Performs and supervises Corporate Accounting activities.

Principal Duties:

  • Oversees monthly journal entries preparation and review, income statement variance reviews, and financial statement reviews.

  • Oversees and prepares journal entries and general ledger reconciliations.

  • Ensures that financial transactions are recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and as prescribed by the Surface and Transportation Board (STB).

  • Supervises the preparation of quarterly and annual GAAP and STB reports.

  • Supervises the preparation of various internal and external reports for presentation to management, the Board of Directors, Interstate

  • Commerce Commission and stockholders.

  • Reviews and analyzes the work of experts to estimate liabilities and annual expenses for personal injury, environmental, and related claims.

  • Analyzes and interprets complicated financial transactions.

  • Prepares written analyses explaining any significant changes in the financial statements and answers questions related to our published financial data.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of financial reporting standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 3-5 years

Preferred Level for Management Consideration: 6-10 years


Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BS)

Preferred Major: Accounting

Licenses / Certifications:

Required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Technical Skills:

  • Brio

  • MS Excel/Spreadsheets

  • MS Outlook

  • MS Word/Word Processing

Skills and Abilities:

  • Analyzing Problems

  • Management

  • Decision Making

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Written Communication

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.