Genesee and Wyoming Railroad


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Genesee & Wyoming (“G&W”), a growing shortline railroad operator with a broad North American and UK/European footprint, is seeking an Accountant for our corporate accounting team.

G&W owns or leases 116 freight railroads worldwide with 7,300 employees serving 3,000 customers. Employees of G&W 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 maintaining accurate payroll and benefit accruals and lease accounting reconciliations while providing a high quality of customer service support in the areas of accounting, compliance, reporting and analysis to our operations. G&W is progressing through a finance transformation and the role will also have opportunities to develop new skills and have exposure to new technologies.

This position can be filled at either the Staff or Senior level, determined by years of relevant experience.


  • Assist in all phases of closing and reporting of responsible duties including preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger accounts and analysis of variances in income statement and balance sheet accounts
  • Communicate and coordinate with other departments and regional personnel and provide accounting support
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies, procedures and internal controls
  • Prepare for and participates in internal and external audits in functional area
  • Actively participate in initiatives to continuously improve the Accounting Center’s ability to be an effective business partner through process improvement and automation
  • Represent the function in special projects and assignments
  • Perform other accounting duties, as required
Required Skills/Competencies:
  • Business acumen with strong accounting and technical skills
  • Ability to analyze transactions and business situations
  • Strong computer literacy across an extended stream of applications
  • Strong communication, time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage across organizational boundaries
  • Quick learner with interest in innovative technology
  • Highly motivated team player looking to contribute to G&W’s overall success
  • Highly motivated individual capable of managing multiple tasks and continuously evaluating priorities to lead tasks/projects to completion in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully and develop alternative solutions
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Interpersonal skills that build trust by treating internal 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required; Master’s degree and/or CPA a plus
  • 1-3 years related experience (Staff Accountant); 4+ years of related experience (Senior Accountant)
  • Knowledge of Robotics Process Automation a plus
  • Railroad 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.

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