Genesee & Wyoming Senior Accountant in Rochester, New York

Senior Accountant

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Job Description


  • General ledger responsibility for assigned entities, including timely closing on a monthly basis and producing all required management reports

  • Performing detailed trial balance preparation, analysis and reconciliation

  • Analyzing and reconciling accounts

  • Assisting with preparation of financial statements

  • Preparing and ensuring the accuracy of accounting records

  • Identifying and resolving related issues

  • Train/mentor accountants or interns on assigned duties or projects

  • Represent the corporate accounting function in special projects and advanced assignments

  • Comply with internal controls

  • Prepare for and participate in internal and external audits

  • Communicate and coordinate with other departments and regional personnel, including first line regional support for assigned regions

  • Perform other accounting duties, as required

    Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to Accounting Manager or Assistant Controller

Required Skills

Technical Competencies

  • Accounting knowledge

  • Data analysis

  • Working with people

  • Strong PC application skills

  • Problem Solving

General Competencies

  • Communication

  • Cross cultural awareness

  • Decision making

  • Managing across organizational boundaries

  • Client service


  • Accurate

  • Versatile

  • Organized

  • Ethical

  • Collaborative

  • Independently motivated

Required Experience


  • Position requires a minimum four-year accounting degree, with 5-7 years accounting experience required

  • Strong computer skills, with emphasis in Microsoft Dynamics GP or other accounting software and Excel

  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, and be able to work independently

  • Must exhibit problem (issue) identification and resolution skills

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. andits 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.

Job Location

Rochester, New York, United States

Position Type


Position Employed By:

Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc.