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Norfolk Southern Senior Accountant in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Description

Assist in managing the life cycle of fixed assets, including asset capitalization and retirement. Evaluate capital projects to ensure proper handling in accordance with current regulatory requirements, corporate policy, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and documented internal controls.

Principal Duties:

  • Reviews projects for proper capital / expense accounting treatment and eligibility for capitalized interest.

  • Performs accounting research related to complex accounting transactions.

  • Records fixed asset acquisitions, transfer, and dispositions in the accounting system for multiple companies.

  • Utilizes PowerPlant software to monitor spending, projected/actual in-service dates, completion dates, and other project attributes in order to maximize the benefits associated with timely unitization.

  • Performs analysis of new projects and existing asset records to ensure additions, retirements, and transfers are recorded.

  • Conducts analyses related to fixed assets as requested by Management.

  • Provides recommendations in determining the appropriate parameters for PowerPlant alerts.

  • Coordinates with numerous departments across the organization to relay information.

  • Assists as needed for both internal and external audit reviews surrounding the fixed asset function.

  • Collaborates with others to develop training documentation and conduct appropriate field training.

  • Works with technology resources to test code changes, solve system problems and coordinate system modifications and enhancements.

Job-Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 1-2 years

Preferred Level: 3-5 years

Technical Skills:

- MS Excel/Spreadsheets

- MS Outlook

- MS Powerpoint/Presentations

- MS Word/Word Processing

Skills and Abilities:

- Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

- Attention to Detail

- Decision Making

- Management

- Written Communication

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Norfolk Southern Corporation(NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500route milesin 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficientconnections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 25,000 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.

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