Director Financial Analysis - 90298466 - Washington

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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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.

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The Director Financial Analysis is responsible for enterprise-wide financial analysis behind Amtrak’s largest and most important financial decisions.  Responsibilities include extensive interaction with Finance business partners, ELT and SLT and their staffs  to develop assumptions in line with business practices and future expectations.  Major undertakings will include support of the 5 year strategic plan, labor analyses, fleet acquisitions, real estate transactions, infrastructure projects, and new route implementation among others


•    Lead the development of the financial sections of all major business cases (including underlying financial models) for real estate transactions, infrastructure projects, fleet acquisitions and new route implementation.
•    Lead the development of 5 year strategic plan and other long range planning activities.
•    Translate outputs of financial analysis into meaningful insights for executive level management, the Board, congress, FRA and any other pertinent constituents.
•    Guide the Financial Analysis Team in review and analyses of revenue and cost data using regression analysis and other analytical tools.   
•    Collaborate with Finance Business Partners to ensure financial model input/output data and cost are consistent with business practices and expectations, and identify trends, resulting implications, and key actions.
•    Lead the financial analysis team on the monthly publication of the Amtrak financial metrics book including development of new chapters and releases.
•    Perform ad hoc and on-going financial analyses in support of labor negotiations and ongoing operations.
•    Lead other finance related analyses and as requested by the ELT and SLT.
•    Build strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders across the organization


•    Must possess a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or business-related field, or an equivalent combination of education, work experience and training.
•    Minimum 11 years demonstrated professional experience in financial analysis/quantitative functions. 
•    Proven ability to effectively interface with individuals at various levels within and outside of the organization to exchange information, work cooperatively, facilitate understanding and persuade and influence others
•    Experience effectively communicating financial concepts to financial and non-financial audiences
•    Strong, demonstrated skill and experience in spreadsheet data modeling and high proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access
•    Experience demonstrating skill in the classification and proper accounting for complex business transactions.
•    Strong aptitude and proficiency in compiling, analyzing, interpreting and reporting large amounts of quantitative data for business use and action
•    Experience with enterprise financial systems


•    Experience in the transportation industry

•   11 years of relevant work experience

•    Master's Degree or MBA 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:68361
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
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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