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Accountant (Capital/Fixed Assets)

Company: Genesee and Wyoming Railroad
Location: Henrietta
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:
Genesee & Wyoming ("G"), a growing shortline railroad operator with a broad North American and UK/European footprint, is seeking an Accountant for our corporate accounting team.
G owns or leases 116 freight railroads worldwide with 7,300 employees serving 3,000 customers. Employees of G subsidiaries are part of a legacy that is more than 100 years old.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer market-leading benefits and perks*:
Annual bonus program
401k with dollar-for-dollar match up to 4% of earnings
Hybrid remote/office work
Tuition reimbursement program and professional development
Paid time off
Parental paid leave
Selection of comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
Life insurance
FSA and HSA plans
Railroad retirement (in lieu of Social Security)
Gym membership reimbursement program through medical insurance
Employee discount programs (Car Rental, Hotels, Personal Vehicle, Microsoft, Dell)
*Eligibility requirements may apply to some benefits
This position will focus on the accurate recording and reporting of capital transactions, perform capital v. expense assessments, continuously enhance current processes and policies, perform monthly account reconciliations and other as required capital reporting. This position will also require a high quality of customer service support in the areas of accounting, compliance, reporting and analysis to our operations teams. G is progressing through a finance transformation and the role will also have opportunities to develop new skills and have exposure to new technologies. -
Responsibilities: - -
Participate in month-end close process and the preparation of quarterly financial statements and financial statement schedules, and annual disclosures associated with capital and deferred grants - -
Create and post journal entries and prepare balance sheet reconciliations associated with capital and deferred grants, including but not limited to fixed asset additions, transfers, retirements and depreciation/amortization -
Calculate accurately the gain or loss when fixed assets are sold or exchanged, and ensure proper documentation and approval is provided -
Effectively communicate and coordinate with other departments and regional personnel for capital related matters, including project statuses and associated fixed asset characteristics, and provide capital support -
Review costs for appropriate capital versus operating expense determination to ensure in scope with Company policy - -
Ensure proper capitalization of projects associated with government grants -
Maintain accuracy of fixed asset listing Assist with capital expenditure (Capex) analysis and other reporting analyses as requested by Manager -
Ensure compliance with corporate accounting policies and procedures and internal controls -
Participate in internal and external audits in functional area -
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing individual tasks and common team tasks as needed -
Gain working knowledge of Dynamics GP Fixed Asset and Project sub-modules -
Actively participate in initiatives to continuously improve the Capital Teams ability to be an effective business partner through process improvement and automation
Represent the function in special projects and assignments -
Perform other capital related duties, as required -
Required Skills/Competencies: - -
Highly-motivated individual capable of - managing multiple tasks and continuously evaluating priorities to lead tasks/projects to completion in a fast paced environment -
Strong communication skills, both verbally and written -
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, and develop alternative solutions -
Ability to build trust by treating customers, peers, and others with integrity and respect, upholding organizational values, and keeping commitments -
Ability to work as part of a team, balancing team and individual responsibilities and contributing to building a positive team spirit; ability to support everyone's efforts to succeed -
Ability to adapt and respond to changing work situations and environments -
Organized, concise, detailed, flexible, innovative, and efficient -
Qualifications: - -
Bachelor's degree in Accounting with 1-4 years related experience; Master's degree and/or CPA a plus -
Experience with Robotics Process Automation (RPA) a plus -
Railroad experience not required, but is a plus -
Fixed asset/capital experience not required, but is a plus -
This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Genesee and Wyoming Railroad, Rochester , Accountant (Capital/Fixed Assets), Accounting, Auditing , Henrietta, New York

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