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Tax Accountant

Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 21925: Tax Accountant 


Job Description

Job Description


Primary Purpose:

Conducts tax accounting, tax compliance, and performs analysis and audit in connection with federal, state, and local tax activities for Norfolk Southern Corporation and subsidiaries.


Principal Duties:

  • Reviews income statement and balance sheet activity to determine proper tax treatment.
  • Supports special studies for the purpose of tax planning.
  • Assists in the preparation of state apportionment for multiple states.
  • Assists in the development of income tax accruals and associated information in accordance with tax laws and regulations and related financial reporting.
  • Prepares support documentation for tax positions and responses to audit inquiries.
  • Prepares returns, payments, extensions, claims and related documentation.


Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: Not specified

Preferred Level: 1-3 years



Preferred Level: Bachelor's or Master's Degree (BS, MS, MBA, BA)

Preferred Majors:

  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Accounting - Taxation


Licenses / Certifications:

Required: None listed

Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Technical Skills:

Required: Accounting fundamentals, Excel basics

Preferred: Alteryx fundamentals, Corptax


Skills and Abilities:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Detail Oriented
  • Analyzing Problems
  • Communication Skills
  • Time Management Skills


Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

  • Tax Analyst

Future Jobs:

  • SeniorTax Accountant
  • Assistant Manager Income Tax
  • Manager Income Tax

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month

New Headquarters – Atlanta, GA


Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we’ve linked a playlist below.




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.


We are a team of more than 20,000 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.


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. More information can be found at NS-EEO

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta