This position performs detailed account analysis, audits, accrual and tax reviews, account and reconciliations. It prepares financial reports. It may participate in annual departmental planning and establishment of key objectives. This position has comprehensive knowledge of all departmental workflow and processes, and exhibits an awareness of company material profit and loss risk and informs management accordingly.
Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction. Solves a range of moderately complex problems. Provides informal guidance to team members with less experience. Contributes to department objectives and outcomes as guided.
Determines the proper classification of constructed and purchased assets and sets them up accordingly as capital projects in SAP Project Systems and PowerPlant Fixed Assets. Maximizes our ability to automate in servicing and retirement of assets.
Coordinates with Operations personnel to obtain information to capitalize labor, material, and related overheads correctly to capital projects. In addition, reviews transactions in capital projects for costs not able to be capitalized and address. Creation of reclassification or correcting journal entries when necessary.
Coordinates with Operations personnel to record asset sales. Researches, identifies, and processes the retirement of Engineering, Mechanical, IT assets in PowerPlant Fixed Assets. Follows the transactions through end-to-end to ensure proper reporting. Prepares reports in Excel for management review.
Provides open WIP reports to Project Managers (Engineering, Mechanical, IT, etc.) Reviews reports for potentially stranded projects and follows up with the Project Managers to address.
Prepares monthly account reconciliations on assigned accounts, which includes investigating and resolving reconciling items with other Departments as necessary and preparation of journal entries to clear reconciling items. Ensures compliance with KCS Capital Policy, SOX controls, etc. Supports annual PWC and Internal Audit testing of PPE processes and controls. Provides reports for audit sampling selections, provides requested information to auditors timely, researches and resolves audit questions.
Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a job related major field of study
Minimum two (2) years of relevant professional experience
or equivalent combination of education and experience
Post-secondary education in Accounting or Business; 3 to 5 years accounting experience.
CPA preferred, or in the process of obtaining certification.
Capital accounting and/or railroad experience.
SAP Project Systems or Materials Management modules experience.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and strong database/financial reporting tools experience.
Knowledge of group depreciation.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to read and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Good interpersonal and relationship building skills works well with others at all levels in multiple departments.
Ability to make a decision related to materiality and understanding of when to raise a concern. Judgment involved in determining the proper asset classifications has a direct impact on the financial statements of the Company.
Ability to meet deadline-oriented tasks.
Ability to effectively present information in small groups to KCS employees.
Ability to work independently when needed and a strong ability to prioritize duties effectively and efficiently.
This position has a regular full time schedule with a normal work week of Monday through Friday. There may be a need for occasional work after hours or weekends.
Complete health and welfare benefits package
Railroad Retirement benefits
We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer while providing reasonable accommodations for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values - Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.
In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well - accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.
If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued byyour employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.