Sr Accountant - 90027152 - Philadelphia

Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Senior Accountant is responsible for all aspects of Amtrak’s accounting of fixed assets, including but not limited to, set-up, monitoring, accounting, and reporting.




  • Prepare/review daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual account reconciliations and flux reporting for accuracy
  • Prepare/review/upload journal entries.
  • Review/approve WBSE requests and Purchase Requests in assigned departments.
  • Assist in month end and year end close processes within PowerPlan.
  • Review depreciation and analyze depreciation schedules for accuracy.
  • Preparing detailed Work-in-Progress review for assigned departments. 
  • Prepare PowerPlan capitalization/retirement analysis/entries for assigned departments.
  • Frequently interfacing independently with functional departments to provide assistance in the set-up, explanation and overall management of capital projects as is deemed necessary.
  • Assisting in internal and external audit requests within Capital and Inventory Accounting area.
  • Lead / assist in ad hoc requests and projects.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Fixed asset accounting experience
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and other MS office applications
  • 3 years relevant experience
  • Ability to serve as an effective member of a cohesive and cooperative team
  • Ability to visualize, plan, negotiate and focus others to implement change
  • Ability to clearly describe or explain information, concepts, ideas and instructions to others.
  • Ability to comprehend various business processes and quickly grasp new concepts, approaches and systems.
  • Ability to engage in analytical thinking and the capacity to control system data in accordance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and patiently while remaining flexible in an ever-changing, fast paced environment.
  • Problem solving capability in pressure situations
  • Superior written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with good listing and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated reliability through excellent attendance record and satisfactory work performance history




  • Strong working knowledge of PowerPlan, SAP and other Amtrak applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Professional Certification
  • MBA
  • 4 – 6 years of relevant experience



  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:104001
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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