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Expenditure Accounting Entry Level Trainee

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 28346: 2022 Expenditure Accounting Management Trainee 

A Day in the Life

Norfolk Southern is a Fortune 300 company with over $34 billion in assets and employs over 25,000 across our network.  Our dynamic Accounting group is made up of four departments:

  1. Payroll
  2. Accounts Payable
  3. Capital Accounting
  4. Miscellaneous Billing

 

As an accounting analyst trainee, you will join a large and diverse CPA certified population of focused and experienced staff within one of those four departments. During the six month training period, trainees will shadow analysts, receive tasks from their assigned group, and have the opportunity to assist other groups to gain exposure to the responsibilities of the entire department. After completion of the training program, trainees will be afforded the opportunity to advance within one of several functional areas.  Examples of position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Create data sets through SAP reports and applications to develop data-driven insights into business results and accounting practices at Norfolk Southern.
  • Utilize analytical tools to identify trends related to freight traffic, customers, invoices and payments.
  • Provide comprehensive updates to the Management team and related stakeholders regarding customers’ accounts.
  • Review electronic invoices, statements, and interface with vendors concerning discrepancies.
  • Actively participate in own professional development as guided by the management team.

 

 

What makes a successful Accounting Trainee?

  • A self-starter committed to seeking opportunities to learn about the rail industry and accounting practices.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage time, plan and prioritize work demands effectively.
  • Positive and professional attitude on a daily basis.

 

*Starting pay for an accounting Management Trainee is $55,000.

Work Environment

  • Environment: Office, Monday - Friday 7AM-4PM/ 8AM-5PM
  • Travel Required: 0-3 days per month 

 

This position is located in our Midtown Atlanta office

Education/Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree
    • Preferred Master’s Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Accounting, Economics, and Finance
  • In depth knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office

A Day in the Life

Norfolk Southern is a Fortune 300 company with over $34 billion in assets and employs over 25,000 across our network.  Our dynamic Accounting group is made up of four departments:

  1. Payroll
  2. Accounts Payable
  3. Capital Accounting
  4. Miscellaneous Billing

 

As an accounting analyst trainee, you will join a large and diverse CPA certified population of focused and experienced staff within one of those four departments. During the six month training period, trainees will shadow analysts, receive tasks from their assigned group, and have the opportunity to assist other groups to gain exposure to the responsibilities of the entire department. After completion of the training program, trainees will be afforded the opportunity to advance within one of several functional areas.  Examples of position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Create data sets through SAP reports and applications to develop data-driven insights into business results and accounting practices at Norfolk Southern.
  • Utilize analytical tools to identify trends related to freight traffic, customers, invoices and payments.
  • Provide comprehensive updates to the Management team and related stakeholders regarding customers’ accounts.
  • Review electronic invoices, statements, and interface with vendors concerning discrepancies.
  • Actively participate in own professional development as guided by the management team.

 

 

What makes a successful Accounting Trainee?

  • A self-starter committed to seeking opportunities to learn about the rail industry and accounting practices.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage time, plan and prioritize work demands effectively.
  • Positive and professional attitude on a daily basis.

 

*Starting pay for an accounting Management Trainee is $55,000.

Work Environment

  • Environment: Office, Monday - Friday 7AM-4PM/ 8AM-5PM
  • Travel Required: 0-3 days per month 

 

This position is located in our Midtown Atlanta office

Education/Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree
    • Preferred: Master's Degree
      • Preferred Degree Paths: Accounting, Economics, and Finance
  • In depth knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office

 

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

 

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

 

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta