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Manager Corporate Accounting

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Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal 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 : 11829 

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Performs and supervises Corporate Accounting activities.

Principal Duties:

  • Oversees monthly income statement variance review process and leads discussion on significant variances.

  • Prepares Management’s Discussion and Analysis and oversees the preparation of various footnotes for quarterly and annual SEC filings. 

  • Oversees accounting and reporting related to long-term and short-term investment portfolios, debt, and intercompany transactions.

  • Oversees and prepares journal entries and general ledger reconciliations.

  • Ensures that financial transactions are recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and as prescribed by the Surface and Transportation Board (STB).

  • Supervises the preparation of quarterly and annual STB reports.

  • Serves as a liaison to other departments on updating general ledger accounts, intercompany transactions, and other miscellaneous requests.

  • Supervises the preparation of various internal and external reports for presentation to management, the Board of Directors, Surface Transportation Board and stockholders.


Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 3-5 years

Preferred Level : 6-10 years



Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BS)

Preferred Major: Accounting


Licenses / Certifications:

Required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Technical Skills:

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


Skills and Abilities:

  • Analyzing Problems
  • Management
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Written Communication

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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