Lead Financial Analyst - 90113392 - Washington

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 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.

Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak.


The Lead 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 Lead 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.
  • 5 to 7 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 
  • 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.



  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:112501
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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