Florida East Coast Railway

  • Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/19/2018 2:14 PM)
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    Union Position
  • Overview

    This is a position with responsibility in the Financial Accounting area of the company’s operations.  This position will be responsible for weekly and monthly processing of accounting tasks for the company with a concentration in general ledger.  The position will involve communication and coordination with other departments in the company and the parent company.


    • Works directly with the company’s operating departments to understand the contract and scope of work related to recollectible projects
    • Analyzes the transactions related to recollectible projects to ensure that they are accounted for appropriately
    • Prepares invoices for recollectible projects, working directly with the outside party being billed to determine invoicing requirements and addresses all invoicing questions
    • Processes various vendor invoices for payment (fuel & subcontractors)
    • Maintains general ledger accounts by keying various monthly journal entries
    • Analyzes and reconciles general ledger accounts on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis
    • Performs the monthly bank account reconciliation
    • Assists the Controller with the month end close process
    • Prepares various reports and supporting documentation for management and auditors
    • Prepares annual financial statements and footnotes
    • Responsible for preparing, reviewing, and resolving issues with Sales and Use Tax returns, Heavy Highway Use Tax Returns, and other various tax returns
    • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
    • Update process documentation to keep instructions current




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfacto­rily.  The requirements listed be­low are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Rea­son­able accommoda­tions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in accounting or finance, from a four-year college or university



                Ability to read and interpret financial reports.   Ability to write rou­tine reports and corre­spon­dence.  Ability to speak effectively with cus­tomers or employees of organization.


                Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, us­ing whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to com­pute rate, ratio, percent, and interest.


                    Ability to apply commonsense and understanding to carry out instruc­tions fur­nished in written or oral form.  Ability to deal with problems in­volv­ing several concrete variables in standardized situations. 


                Must be qualified typist, as demonstrated by test (50 WPM).  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).  Experience with JD Edwards accounting software.



                    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential func­tions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with dis­abilities to perform the essential functions.


                    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear.


                    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


                    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.



    The work environment characteristics described here are rep­re­sentative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with dis­abil­ities to perform the essential functions.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


                Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by prevailing state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.



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