2024 Expenditure Accounting Associate (Entry Level)

Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 36323:


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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 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
  • 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.


  • 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

Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com.


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