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Accounting Leadership Development Associate

Company: CSX
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Summary:

CSX is a Fortune 250 company seeking future business leaders to help foster growth, efficiency and innovation. Leadership Development Associates participate in a 12-month program aimed at developing the skills of future business leaders within the accounting organization. The accounting organization is responsible for managing and performing the accounting processes for CSX and all subsidiary companies which also includes financial reporting to the SEC, STB, and other regulatory agencies reporting and maintenance of effective accounting controls. The associate will serve in a full-time role within one of four core areas within accounting - Accounting & Reporting, Billing & Accounting Information Systems, Payroll & Labor Services and Revenue & Receivables.

Please note: Start date is based on your gradation date however the Leadership Development Program will begin mid-year 2024

Primary Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and learn core areas of the accounting organization
  • Contribute to special projects that support field employees, technology initiatives, customer relationships, financial and liquidity objectives, as well as reporting and compliance
  • Engage in process improvement projects designed to improve best practices
  • Conduct accounting research and summarize results
  • Complete cross functional activities and miscellaneous activities as assigned by manager Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Technology or related major field of study, to be completed by the start date indicated in this posting.
    • Grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4-point scale) required in the related major field of study for your highest degree Preferred Qualifications:

      In addition to meeting the above qualifications, any of the following are preferred:
      • Master's degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance, to be completed by the start date indicated in this posting.
      • 1 or more years of experience in Business, Finance, Accounting or Marketing or 2 or more related internships
      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA eligible
      • Grade point average of 3.5 or higher (based on a 4-point scale) in the related major field of study for your highest degree Knowledge and Skills:
        • Knowledge of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) accounting concepts and principles
        • Problem-solving and judgment skills
        • Microsoft Office Skills
        • Project execution and management skills
        • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively, both in writing and orally
        • Ability to deliver oral presentations to a variety of audiences
        • Ability to analyze data utilizing Microsoft Excel functions including pivot tables and complex formatting and functions
        • Ability to interact with employees at various levels of the organization
        • Ability to build relationships with business partners and customers Leadership

          The CSX Leadership Model is the foundation of our Talent Strategy and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and develops talent based on each of the following: producing results, creating change, and inspiring excellence.

          Job Requirements
          • Work schedule may vary in length and schedule (may include a nonstandard workweek)
          • Work inside an office environment with some travel and exposure to field operations
          • Successfully complete a background check and drug test

            About Us

            CSX is passionate about building a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve, one in which all individuals are valued, appreciated, included, respected and proud to be equal members of our team. We are nationally recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as our support for veterans and reservists. Take the next step and move your career forward with CSX.

            CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

            Closing Statement

            At CSX, two of our five Guiding Principles are Valuing and Developing Employees as well as Operating Safely. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

            CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the EEO is Law poster. Click here to view the OFCCP pay transparency provision information.

            CSX Transportation and its subsidiaries are not seeking outside assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from staffing agencies or search firms for employment or contractor opportunities. Any resumes submitted by an outside vendor to any employee at CSX via e-mail, Internet, or directly to hiring managers without a valid written search agreement in place with the Talent Acquisition / HR department will be deemed the sole property of CSX. No placement fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired as a result of the referral, or through other means.

Keywords: CSX, Jacksonville , Accounting Leadership Development Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Jacksonville, Florida

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