Genesee & Wyoming Director, Finance - Engineering Services in Jacksonville, Florida

Director, Finance - Engineering Services

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Job Description


  • Supervise Railroad Engineering Services Finance, Accounting, and Purchasing activities

  • Assist regional senior level and department management team with financial review, budget and analysis

  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to corporate accounting, department heads and senior management

  • Work with regional Finance Directors to understand regional budgets and constraints

  • Review, analyze and ensure that financial statements are accurate, complete and in accordance with company policies

  • Implement and ensure the ongoing effectiveness of appropriate internal controls

  • Develop and maintain finance and accounting policies and procedures, as appropriate

  • Ensure management decisions are carried out in accordance with both corporate policies and any additional company policies

  • Assist management with achieving financial, safety and other goals

  • Evaluate, in cooperation with corporate accounting/finance, the finance and accounting implications of proposed transactions

  • Perform detailed financial and economic analysis to assist management decision making. Manage processes for preparation of annual operating and capital budgets as well as quarterly forecasts

  • Ensure capital projects are managed and accounted for in accordance with company policies

  • Assist with the management of FELA and other claims and ensure they are appropriately accounted for in accordance with company policies

  • Manage related property taxes and support corporate accounting with sales and use taxes

  • Implement a career development and training plan for direct reports

  • Special projects, as required

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to Senior VP – Engineering

  • Reports indirectly to Corporate Accounting/Finance

  • Direct reports include Accountant and Administrative Assistant

Required Skills

Technical Competencies:

  • Accounting Knowledge

  • Financial and economic analysis/interpretation

  • Strategic Perspective

  • Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Advanced Computer skills

General Competencies:

  • Communication

  • Cross cultural awareness

  • Leadership

  • Managing across organizational boundaries

  • Decision making

  • Coaching/mentoring


  • Accurate

  • Detail

  • Ethical

  • Analytical

  • Team Player

  • Independently motivated

Required Experience

  • BS Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Economics, and a minimum of 7 – 10 years related experience, MBA and/or professional certifications preferred

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. andits subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Job Location

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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Position Employed By:

Engineering Services