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Industry SectorAccount Manager jobs, Commercial and Marketing jobs, Other Commercial, Sales, Business
BenefitsUSD 72,000 - USD 91,000
LocationsPhiladelphia, Rail jobs in USA
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted08 December 2012

Job Description


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Accounting Manager will have the responsibility for leading, managing and maintaining a system of internal controls related to processing, analyzing, recording, billing and reconciliation of accounting transactions in relation to the management of the corporate-wide accounts receivable and revenue functions. This includes coordinating and managing general accounting functions, business processes, accuracy and maintenance of the ledger accounts, reconciling account balances, and the resultant financial statements. The Accounting Manager will also be responsible for reporting on accounts receivable and past due status. Responsible for collection activities including sending follow-up inquiries, negotiating with past due accounts on repayment terms, and decisions on referring accounts to collection agencies and/or writing off accounts receivable. The incumbent is responsible for the daily management, training and professional development of the accounting staff, which includes performance monitoring, evaluation and implementing personnel actions.
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The incumbent will engage with and require an understanding of Amtrak’s Financial accounting business processes in:
• Implementation and development of accounting controls and procedures. • Collaboration with Finance and related department sub-groups in the development, review and update of Finance policies and procedures. • Managing customer relationships with Amtrak departments, internal and external auditors. • Invoicing in accordance with contract terms and conditions to generate billing revenue for Commuter, Reimbursable and Capital/Grants. • Accurate recording of revenue and sales in accordance with GAAP, including cash and credit. • Monthly variance analysis including budget comparison, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and associated reporting. • Budget preparation and validation for both revenue and expense accounts. • Meeting and interaction with management to ensure charges meet contractual requirements. • Lead the monthly accounting cycle to ensure a timely closing of each month and year end closing, reporting and project requirements. • Monitor SAP interfaces. • Ad-hoc projects as determined by Director. • Train and supervise staff. • Seek continuous process improvements to maximize work efficiency. • Evaluate effectiveness of internal processes and controls and recommends enhancements to data retrieval, documentation, and process flow. • Understanding of SAP financial system, organizational and business processes. • Ability to perform Data analysis, summarization and translation into accurate, meaningful, timely and reliable management information for presentation. • Consolidation of the current financial systems into SAP which includes participation in implementation of integration of continuous process improvements and work efficiency into the current financial business processes. • Interface and develop/maintain relationships with peers, subordinates, and superiors.
EDUCATION: • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.
PREFERRED EDUCATION: • Master’s Degree or equivalent advanced degree. • CPA certification.
WORK EXPERIENCE: • Demonstrated finance, or other business experience. • Proven financial management experience reflecting progressive responsibility in the area of accounting, customer billing, financial analysis, and general financial applications. Demonstrated skill in leading, managing, and motivating team members with varying levels of expertise. Ability to manage staff, delegate tasks and handle multiple priorities at the same time.
• Extensive knowledge of GAAP and GAAS and the ability to apply them to the evaluation and creation of internal controls. • Strong oral and written communication skills with proven ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels within and outside the organization sufficient to exchange information, work cooperatively, facilitate understanding, and persuade and influence others. • Ability to visualize, plan, negotiate and focus others to implement change. • Demonstrated skills in developing, implementing, and managing programs/initiatives. • Ability to develop and utilize performance measurements effectively. • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. • Demonstrated skill at effectively communicating financial concepts to financial and non-financial customers, including the delivery of formal presentations. • Experience in developing and implementing organizational processes and business systems, including the development of relevant policies and procedures governing these activities. • Demonstrated skill analyzing, interpreting, and reporting quantitative data for business use and action. • Knowledge of cost accounting principles sufficient to plan and control corporate business activity. • Ability to lead multifaceted projects from concept to conclusion. • Frequently learns new tasks, both complex and simple, in order to maintain effectiveness in position. • Demonstrated skill in leading, managing, and motivating team members with differing levels of expertise. • Ability to communicate with all levels of management within Amtrak. • Proficiency with integrated accounting systems, PC Applications, and with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Power Point, and Word. • Strong organizational and project management skills.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE: • Extensive accounting, finance, or other business experience. • Transportation industry experience. • Knowledge and experience associated with Amtrak’s accounting structure. • Experience with SAP modules FI-GL, FI-AR, PS, CO, and SD, Business Objects, and BPC.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, honest, ethical, reliable, responsible, and dependable.

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