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2023 Expenditure Accounting Associate (Entry Level)

Date: Feb 8, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 33715: 2023 Expenditure Accounting Associate (Entry Level) 


Position Responsibilities

Accounting Associates work in our dynamic Expenditure Accounting group and support a broad set of operational accounting functions across the company.  As an Associate, you will join a diverse team of experienced professionals and be assigned to one of our four functional departments:  Accounts Payable, Capital Accounting, Payroll, and Miscellaneous Billing.  Examples of position responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in monthly close process and support various scheduled and ad hoc reporting requirements.
  • Create data sets through technology tools and applications to develop data-driven insights into business results and accounting practices at Norfolk Southern.
  • Utilize analytical tools to identify trends and opportunities for process improvement within departments.
  • Review and reconcile general ledger accounts to support compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, corporate policy, internal controls, and all regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal business partners.
  • Review business transactions and coordinate with management concerning discrepancies.
  • Develop full understanding of end-to-end business processes related to assigned department.
  • Provide comprehensive updates to the management team and related stakeholders regarding departmental assignments.


What makes a successful Accounting Associate?

  • A self-starter committed to seeking opportunities to learn about the rail industry and accounting practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to manage time, plan, and prioritize work demands effectively
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.



  • Starting salary for this position is $63,000 with bonus eligibility


New Headquarters – 650 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA

  • Norfolk Sothern has consolidated our corporate HQ to a vibrant and modern campus in Midtown Atlanta, GA offering health club, food court, alternative working space, recreation space, and more.
  • A hybrid work opportunity.


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths:  Accounting, Finance, or other Business curriculum
  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office


Projected Career path

  • Accounting Associate – Accountant/Analyst, Senior Accountant/Analyst, Assistant Manager, Manager, Director, Assistant Vice President


Work Environment

  • Environment: Office Two days; Remote – Three days (Hybrid))
  • Travel Required: 0-3 days per month 


This position is located in our Midtown Atlanta 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.


Effective December 8, 2021, NS has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings.  The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to NS, could be upheld in court in the near future. If the mandate is upheld, NS employees will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta