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Manager Financial & Ops Analysis

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Date: Feb 27, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 11053: Manager Financial & Ops Analysis 


Job Description

Primary Purpose:
Serve as the lead financial and operational management analyst for the Strategic Program office.

Principal Duties:

  • Develops, maintains and communicates detailed project and operational financial models for strategic programs and the associated projects.
  • Develops, maintains and communicates detailed program metrics to measure operationally focused project efforts and impacts of deliverables upon those metrics on an ongoing basis. 
  • Creates and presents executive management presentations and reports.
  • Establishes and maintains project collaboration with strategic project teams.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with project management teams across the corporation with regards to project financial impact analysis.
  • Collaborates with finance, accounting and operational departments to develop consistent financial and operational reports for strategic projects.
  • Performs financial analyses at multiple levels of complexity which may include calculations of rate of return, depreciation, working capital, investments, budgeting, cost analysis, and financial and expense performance comparisons.
  • Analyzes financial and operational results of project efforts and performs detailed trend analysis.
  • Identifies and tracks variances of financial and operational results of project efforts.
  • Experience with accounting and budgeting as well developing advanced cost and financial models is required.   
  • Facilitates and leads cross-department meetings, with all levels of the organization.
  • Position will be a member of the Strategic Program Office and report to Director Strategic Program Office.

Job Related Experience:

  • Minimum Level:  7+ years transportation or mechanical operations
  • Minimum Level:  7+ years accounting and finance
  • Preferred Level:  10+ years’ progressive experience with transportation and mechanical operations and associated business process measurement.  


Preferred Level:  Bachelor’s Degree   

Preferred Majors: 

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering (any discipline)

 Licenses / Certifications:

  • Preferred:  CPA, Six Sigma Green Belt

Technical Skills:

  • Financial modeling of project and business areas including IRR, ROI, etc.
  • Modeling and measurement of business process and business areas
  • Capital and Expense budget forecasting and tracking
  • Expert level Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word
  • Six Sigma process measurement/re-engineering
  • Extensive experience with NS Business Intelligence tools

Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of transportation rail operations as well as mechanical, marketing and customer service business operations.
  • NS AFE development and tracking
  • SAP reporting tools
  • Problem solving, Project Management, Process improvement
  • Excellent executive presentation abilities

Work Conditions

Environment:   Office
Shift Work:   No
On-Call:   Limited
Weekend Work:   Occasional

Travel Required:   Occasional

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 27,000 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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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