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Financial Analyst - 90159783 - Philadelphia

Date: Jan 5, 2020

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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 Analyst will have the responsibility for maintaining a system of internal controls related to analyzing, investigating, reconciling, and resolving project, customer billing and revenue transactions for the corporate-wide accounts receivable and revenue functions.  This includes coordinating and managing general accounting functions, business processes, accuracy and maintenance of the ledger accounts, and the resultant financial statements.  This position will be required to utilize Accounts Receivable and other related reports to facilitate analysis of past due customer accounts and other Accounts Receivable Activities for decision making.


This Position Description covers the following jobs:

Analyst – Billing / Projects  – responsible for Real Estate, Grant, Reimbursable and commuter project analysis and revenue.



The incumbent will be engaged with and require an understanding of Amtrak’s Financial accounting business processes in:

•    Real Estate Accounting, IT and accounting process improvement and documentation.
•    Backup for billing / revenue recording.
•    Training and implement new processes / champion new ideas.
•    Automate various processes and report generation.
•    Laisse with Accounts Receivable, SAP Master Data and Real Estate
•    Collaboration with Finance and related department sub-groups in the development, review and update of Finance policies and procedures.
•    Managing customer relationships with Amtrak departments, internal and external auditors.
•    Accurate recording of revenue and sales in accordance with GAAP, including cash and credit. 
•    Monthly variance analysis including budget comparison, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and associated reporting.
•    Budget preparation and validation for both revenue and expense accounts.
•    Meeting and interaction with management to ensure charges meet contractual requirements. 
•    Contribute to the monthly accounting cycle to ensure a timely closing of each month and year end closing, reporting and project requirements.
•    Monitor SAP and MRI interfaces.
•    Ad-hoc projects as determined by Manager or Director.
•    Seek continuous process improvements to maximize work efficiency.
•    Evaluate effectiveness of internal processes and controls and recommends enhancements to data retrieval, documentation, and process flow.
•    Understanding of SAP financial system, organizational and business processes.
•    Ability to perform Data analysis, summarization and translation into accurate, meaningful, timely and reliable management information for presentation. 
•    Consolidation of the current financial systems into SAP which includes participation in implementation of integration of continuous process improvements and work efficiency into the current financial business processes. 
•    Interface and develop/maintain relationships with peers, subordinates, and superiors.


•    3 or more years of relevant accounting, finance, or other business experience.
•    MUST HAVE Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Information Systems  
•    Knowledge of GAAP and GAAS and the ability to apply them to the evaluation and creation of internal controls.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels within and outside the organization sufficient to exchange information, work cooperatively, facilitate understanding, and persuade and influence others.
•    Ability to develop and utilize performance measurements effectively.
•    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. 
•    Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
•    Demonstrated SAP GL / AR and data warehouse experience.
•    Proven process improvement, documentation skills and project experience.
•    Demonstrated skill at effectively communicating financial concepts to financial and non-financial customers, including the delivery of formal presentations.
•    Experience in developing and implementing organizational processes and business systems, including the development of relevant policies and procedures governing these activities.
•    Demonstrated skill analyzing, interpreting, and reporting quantitative data for business use and action.
•    Knowledge of cost accounting principles sufficient to plan and control corporate business activity.  
•    Frequently learns new tasks, both complex and simple, in order to maintain effectiveness in position.
•    Ability to communicate with all levels of management within Amtrak.
•    Proficiency with integrated accounting systems, PC Applications, and with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel including macros and Pivot Tables, Access, Power Point, and Word.
•    Strong organizational, self-starter / initiative and ability to work independently with minimal supervision while multi-tasking with various deliverables.
•    Honest, ethical, reliable, responsible, and dependable.


•    5 or more years of relevant accounting, finance, or other business experience.
•    CPA certification.
•    IT process improvement / Six-Sigma designation
•    MBA or equivalent advanced degree. 
•    Transportation industry experience. 
•    Knowledge and experience associated with Amtrak’s accounting structure.
•    Experience with MRI, SAP modules FI-GL, FI-AR, PS, CO, and SD, Business Objects, and BPC.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.



Requisition ID:42056
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

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.

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. 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.

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