•Directs Railinc general accounting operations, Railroad Clearinghouse treasury operations, and all shared services provided to parent company and sister organization •Directs month-end close activity to include the timely reconciliation of balance sheet and select P&L accounts, cash modeling and financial reporting compliant with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles •Ensures the complete, accurate and timely performance of all duties to include issuance of financial statements and other metrics as requested; settlement of accounts payable; billing/collection of customer accounts; tax and other reporting or compliance requirements of local, state or federal agencies •Designs, implements and maintains a comprehensive, documented set of internal controls to ensure the integrity of all data supporting financial analysis and reporting •Performs technical accounting research, writes accounting memorandums/position papers and leads implementation efforts for new accounting standards •Coordinates audits with internal, industry and external auditors for financial statement audits, internal control audits, 401(k) plan audits or other accounting or financial related reviews of policy, procedure and processes. •Optimizes accounting and reporting processes for speed, agility and insight to satisfy both audit/tax/regulatory requirements and the changing needs of the business. •Maintains the chart of accounts and system of controls over accounting transactions and financial reporting •Oversees implementation and maintenance of ERP accounting modules and other associated software applications (e.g. report writers, fixed asset accounting applications, etc.) •Determines staffing needs; manages employee and team performance developing personnel through goal setting and capability coaching •Proper controls in place to ensure financial results comply with generally accepted accounting principles •Deadlines are met •Accuracy of financials •Audit results •Accuracy & timeliness of RCH Settlements •Feedback from stakeholders
Secondary tasks and duties (desirable, but not primary focus of position) •Supports Financial Planning & Analysis team activities to include: -alignment of budget/forecasting methodology and software configuration with current accounting methods and ERP system configuration -support for monthly variance analysis (including cash) -labor projections for budgets and forecasts (including cash) •Provides financial reporting and analysis to business units and/or other cross-functional workgroups (e.g. maintenance reporting) •Collaborates with Human Resources on payroll and benefits accounting and administration •Other duties as assigned •Successful completion of process with no service interruptions •Results: We deliver on our promises to create value for the freight rail industry through talented people, good ideas, business leadership, and great technology. •Collaboration: We collaborate with our teams and our customers to get the job done, respecting individual ideas and contributions and moving forward in pursuit of shared goals. •Service: We serve the changing needs of our customers and our industry to enhance the value they bring to our community, the environment and our economy. •Feedback from colleagues, customers and management
Minimum Requirements: •Advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; experience with software-as-a-service revenue recognition, software capitalization, fixed asset and capital lease accounting strongly preferred. •Experience preparing Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Statements of Cash Flows per generally accepted accounting principles and drafting/reviewing footnote disclosures for completeness and accuracy. •Advanced knowledge of preventive and detective internal controls •Working knowledge of project accounting plus basic cost accounting principles (e.g. cost allocations) strongly preferred. •Advanced Excel skills including LOOKUPS, pivot tables, complex if/then statements, etc. Macro writing a plus. •Intermediate Microsoft Office productivity software skills (particularly Word & Outlook) •Strong documentation skills (workpapers, processes, controls, variance explanations, etc.) •Strong organizational and time management skills with a history of recognizing priorities, delegating effectively and consistently meeting deadlines •Strong work ethic; takes ownership and demonstrates initiative in solving problems •Strong verbal and written communication skills required; must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with all skill levels within and outside of accounting department to include executives and non-financial managers
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •Able to work independently with general direction and limited supervision •Able to exercise judgment to determine appropriate action •Able to give feedback skillfully and receive feedback without defensiveness •Able to explain financial results to non-financial employees •Able to work and communicate effectively and professionally with all levels in an organization •Able to adapt quickly to workplace changes (delays, accelerated deadlines, unexpected events, redistribution of assignments, etc.) •Able to gather and analyze information skillfully and efficiently •Able to initiate, investigate and identify process improvements •Able to recognize, resolve and escalate issues, problems or conflicts appropriately •Able to achieve results in a collaborative, team environment •Able to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management environment •Able to work overtime as needed to achieve objectives
EDUCATION: •Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field. MAC or MBA strongly preferred. •CPA or CPA Candidate is highly preferred. •10+ years of progressively responsible accounting experience; a mix of public accounting (financial statement audit) and corporate accounting experience is highly preferred. •2+ years of management/supervisory experience in an accounting function highly preferred. •ERP system experience required; Oracle Financials highly preferred. •Experience with report writer software/Excel Add-in (e.g. Global Software Spreadsheet Server) •Experience preparing variance analysis with appropriate written commentary •Exposure to cost allocations and standard labor rates highly preferred
Railinc is the railroad industry's most innovative and reliable resource for IT and information services. We support business processes and provide business intelligence that help railroads and rail equipment owners increase productivity, achieve operational efficiencies and keep their assets moving. Railinc is the industry's largest and most accurate source for real-time interline rail data.
Railinc is focused on creating value for the rail system. Our systems have been an integral part of the North American rail industry for almost 40 years. Beginning as an information technology department within the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc has evolved to meet the dynamic information needs of the railroad industry. The company was established as a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of the AAR in 1999.
Today Railinc applications and services are embedded in critical operations and financial systems throughout the industry and support railroads, equipment owners and rail industry suppliers along every link of the supply chain. We deliver more than 9 million messages each day over our EDI network, including transportation waybills, advance train consists, blocking re...quests and responses, and trip plans.
Railinc tracking and tracing services help customers identify cars and their shipments in the rail network. Other products help forecast train traffic conditions to prevent or reduce train congestion in critical areas like the Chicago Gateway. Railinc also maintains the only industry-accepted version of the North American railroad industry's official code tables.
In the coming years, Railinc will continue to create value through thought leadership, the development of insight products and services, creation of innovative applications and maintaining high system performance. Click here to read our Mission, Vision and Values.
Railinc headquarters is located in Cary, N.C., in the heart of the Triangle area, between Raleigh and the internationally renowned Research Triangle Park.