Sr Financial Analyst - Corporate Accounting- 90037412 - Washington

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

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 Financial Analyst position will have the responsibility of reconciling general ledger account balances and preparing monthly journal entries that are Corporate Accounting’s responsibility. The Senior Financial Analyst plays a key role researching documents submitted by departments external to Corporate Accounting and determining the journal entry to record the transaction.


•    Analyzes and ensures the accuracy and adequacy of critical general ledger activities and account balances that Corporate Accounting is responsible for. Evaluates key determinants used to derive these amounts.
•    Prepares and uploads monthly journal entries within a 5 day close.
•    Researches and investigates account balances and prepares monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
•    Assists in the review of account activity and analysis of variances on the monthly closing schedule.
•    Assists with annual audit by preparing/providing audit documentation or support requests, assisting with financial analysis and answering questions.
•    Monitors internal controls over financial transactions.
•    Ad hoc responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Corporate Accounting.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or business related field, or equivalent work experience in accounting or related field and training.  
•    Demonstrated skills using General Ledger Accounting Systems, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
•    3 to 5 years of experience in General Accounting, extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, and extensive account reconciliation experience.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    CPA or CPA eligible.
•    Strong analytical skills in addition to the ability to prioritize, stay organized and handle multiple tasks.


•    Experience with SAP or other ERP system.
•    Public Accounting experience.


•    Fast paced environment with competing priorities and a need for flexibility to learn various business processes in order to quickly grasp new concepts, approaches, and systems. 
•    Continuous collaboration with team and with other departments to be able to meet established deadlines and contribute to the overall success of the department and the company as a whole.  

Requisition ID:51347
Band Zone:C3 
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Recruiter Name:Taylor Rosenblit 


You power our progress through your 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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.  All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to 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.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free. 

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.