Accounting Manager

Genesee & Wyoming   •  

Salem, OR

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


8 - 10 years

Posted 382 days ago

Job Description

  • Supervise effective and timely monthly U.S. GAAP financial close and internal reporting, including the consolidation, preparation and analysis of financial statements for assigned regions
  • Develop and enhance greater interaction with accounting operations in assigned regions
  • Execute and/or manage specific areas of accounting as assigned (e.g. Capital reporting, Grant compliance, Audit support)
  • Interface with Cash Management as relates to general ledger activities
  • Support the Company’s external reporting processes, including the annual audit and quarterly reviews of the consolidated financial statements and other requests for services performed by the Company's external auditors
  • Continually assess effectiveness and efficiency of accounting operations, identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement as well as establishing and evaluating appropriate observable metrics
  • Support the Company’s mergers and acquisitions activities, including participating in due diligence activities and ensuring effective integration of accounting processes
  • Support internal audit activities within sphere of influence
  • Supervise and train assigned staff
  • Special projects, as required
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to Director of Finance
  • Direct reports include Senior Accountants and Accountants

Required Skills

Technical Competencies

  • Accounting knowledge
  • Accounting systems
  • Data analysis/interpretation
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic perspective

General Competencies

  • Business acumen
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Managing across organizational boundaries
  • Client Service


  • Accurate
  • Analytical
  • Articulate
  • Ethical
  • High initiative


Required Experience


  • BS Accounting and minimum of 7 - 10 years related experience; CPA, MBA and U.S. public company experience preferred
  • Transportation industry, particularly railroad, experience a plus
  • Position requires good communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with all levels