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Manager Accounting Research

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 30968: B5 Manager Accounting Research 

Work Conditions:  Environment:   Office (Hybrid)


Primary Purpose:

Performs and supervises accounting related to numerous critical accounting areas.  Keeps management informed of new and emerging authoritative accounting policies and regulations and assesses their financial statement impact.


Principal Duties

  • Analyzes and interprets complicated financial transactions. 
  • Reviews, analyzes, and is responsible for the accounting for personal injury, environmental liabilities, corporate-owned life insurance, and pension and other postretirement benefits.  This includes review and analysis of the work of external experts.  Oversees employee benefit accounting including stock-based compensation, bonus and other incentives, and pension and other postretirement benefits. 
  • Ensures that financial transactions are recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Reviews and oversees the work of two assistant managers.  Oversees the preparation of journal entries and general ledger reconciliations. 
  • Reviews and analyzes new Accounting Standards Updates for guidance applicable to Norfolk Southern and performs accounting research on transactions. 
  • Supervises the preparation of various internal and external reports for presentation to management, the Board of Directors, and other stakeholders, including the preparation of footnotes for the 10-Q & 10-K. 
  • Supervises the preparation of annual employee benefit plan financial statements and coordination of the annual audits of those plans. 
  • Assists other departments with accounting related matters.
  • Develops and motivates staff


Job Related Experience:

  • Minimum Level:  3-5 years
  • Preferred Level:  6-10 years



   Preferred Level:  Bachelor's Degree (BBA, BS)

   Preferred Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Finance


Licenses / Certifications:

   Required:   Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Technical Skills:

  • MS Excel/Spreadsheets
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Word/Word Processing
  • SAP


Skills and Abilities:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Management
  • Decision Making
  • Written Communication


Career Path:

   Predecessor Jobs:

  • Assistant Manager Corporate Accounting

   Future Jobs:

  • Director Corporate Accounting
  • Director Accounting Research & Analysis


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.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042.  This order and the associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors that were issued on September 24, 2021, require covered contractors who work with the federal government to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or approved for a health or religious accommodation by December 8, 2021.  As a covered federal contractor, Norfolk Southern must adhere to these legal requirements. If you are made a conditional job offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or apply and be approved for a health or religious accommodation prior to your start date

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta