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Business Analyst - Material Accounting

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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30315

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is 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 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 28,000 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.

Requisition ID : 11106 

Job Description

Primary Purpose:
Perform the analysis and review of all transactions relating to material accounting to ensure that inventory and related expenses are recorded timely and accurately in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Principal Duties:

  • Prepare monthly inventory analysis, analysis of goods received and invoices received, and diesel fuel reporting and analysis.
  • Observe the annual inventory count and monitor results to ensure final counts are properly entered and approved.
  • Work extensively with user departments and communicate professionally and accurately with a variety of internal and external customers.
  • Develop a complete understanding of the workflow surrounding the material accounting cycle and provide suggestions for process improvement.
  • Perform general ledger account analysis and reconciliations.
  • Generate reporting for client departments and conduct data analysis in response to management inquiries.
  • Prepare fuel reports for the Surface transportation Board (STB).


Job Related Experience:

  •    Minimum Level:  1-2 years
       Preferred Level:  3-5 years



Preferred Level:  Bachelor's Degree (Any)
   Preferred Majors:

- Accounting

 - Finance

 - Business Administration and Management

Licenses / Certifications:
   Required:  None listed
   Preferred:  CPA

Technical Skills:
 - MS Excel/Spreadsheets
 - MS Outlook
 - MS PowerPoint/Presentations
 - MS Word/Word Processing

Skills and Abilities:
 - Analytical Thinking
 - Decision Making
 - Management
 - Planning and Organizing
 - Communication Skills

Career Path:
   Predecessor Jobs:
      - Applications Analyst
      - Systems Analyst
   Future Jobs:
           - Assistant Manager Accounts Payable




Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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