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Accounting/Finance Management Trainee 2023 (Fort Worth, TX)

Date: Oct 1, 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

APPLY EARLY AS THIS JOB MAY BE FILLED AT ANY TIME. 

 

Who are we: 

We are one of the largest U.S. railroads transporting the nation's freight across 28 western states and 3 Canadian provinces. As a member of our team, you will play a role in supporting the movement of essential products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply, and power communities throughout America and the world. Come make a difference with us! 

 

What makes us different: 

At BNSF, we do not just talk about culture, we live it. As a team member, you would immediately experience how our culture is woven into our work. Our goal is for everyone to achieve their highest potential by focusing on safety, continuous improvement, plus personal and professional growth. As an employee at BNSF, we have multiple programs to ensure that you will be recognized and appreciated for all your impactful work.  

 

We also have plenty of developmental opportunities to further your career! Many of our team members that joined BNSF have experienced multiple career paths that were completely unplanned to them. We make development a priority at BNSF. 

 

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture. We have been recognized by multiple organizations such as Forbes (Best Employer for Women and New College Grads), Military Times (Best for Vets), and the Human Rights Campaign (Best Place to Work) for our outstanding culture! 

 

MT Program: 

The Management Trainee Program is a non-rotational program that develops leaders who will drive the future of our organization. It’s a paid, full-time program for recent graduates with less than four years of professional work experience. Career opportunities will follow with hard work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop productive working relationships. 

 

Upon arrival at BNSF, Management Trainees receive an overview of our railroad and industry during orientation at our Fort Worth, Texas headquarters. Once the one-week orientation is complete, Management Trainees move into their assigned departments for on-the-job training, if in corporate departments (Accounting/Finance, Corporate Audit, Human Resources, Marketing, Sourcing, or Technology Services). If in an operations department (Engineering, Mechanical, or Transportation), following orientation, you will spend time at our Technical Training Center in Overland Park, Kan., learning to lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company's vision. 

 

Benefits: 

  • Be a lifelong learner:  
    • Continue your education or pursue a graduate degree with us! Utilize our competitive tuition reimbursement program 
    • Access to countless career paths! Progress your career through both upward and lateral growth opportunities 
    • We invest in our employees with award-winning annual leadership training and various developmental opportunities. 
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Three weeks of paid vacation with accrual based on the start of employment 
  • This position at our corporate office has the potential to be a hybrid position with us to 50% remote work
  • Set yourself up for financial success:  
    • Railroad Retirement annuity provides a larger long-term benefit and replaces Social Security 
    • 401(k) company match starting at 7.5% (with a 6% contribution from you)! 
    • Health Savings Account with company contribution 
    • Save more with access to our free financial resources 
    • Life Insurance
  • Competitive vision, dental, and medical insurance for you and your family. Pet insurance is also available! 
  • Extensive family support resources (including paid parental leave) 
  • Employee assistance programs to aid in work/life situations such as mental health, legal/financial questions, relationship support, child/elder care, and more! 
  • Safety and performance recognition programs 
  • Access comprehensive discounts on everyday items such as travel, fitness classes (partnership with Peloton), car dealerships, and mortgages! 
  • Get connected! Join any of our company-sponsored business resource groups. There are plenty of networking opportunities within BNSF! 

 

Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing, and hiring events for this position.  Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.

 

Work Location: Fort Worth, TX 

 

Anticipated Start Date:  January, February, June, July, September 2023
Number of Positions: 3
Salary Range: $64,000 

 

Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing, and hiring events for this position.  Please check your e-mail on a daily basis. 

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

Groups that the Management Trainee may be placed into include: 

  • Treasury and Risk Management – oversees all cash management, debt offerings, and parent dividends, and manages insurance policies, vendors, and all other components for managing risk. 

  • Production Accounting – Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Revenue Billing. 

  • Corporate Accounting & Financial Reporting – Capital Investment Accounting, General Accounting, External Reporting. 

  • Facilities & Property Management – involved in all property and real estate transactions of the company. 

  • Budgets – oversees the budgets for Engineering, Mechanical, Transportation, Technology Services and Staff. 

  • Corporate Performance Measures – involved in everything that the railroad needs measured. 

 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monthly accounting closes, internal and external financial reporting, subsidiary accounting, operational accounting, planning, income statement and balance sheet forecasting, maintenance of fixed asset records, capital expenditure reporting, and ad hoc requests. 

 

Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to: 

  • Demonstrate leadership skills. 

  • Work effectively in a team environment. 

  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner. 

  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines. 

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations. 

 

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Primarily an office environment, with some field activities. 

  • Normal office hours, Monday through Friday, with weekend or evening work as required. 

 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT: 

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work. 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A  cumulative GPA of  2.75 or higher.  

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Accounting or Financefrom an accredited university to be completed prior to hire OR have obtained a degree in Accounting  or Finance within the past (4) years. 

  • Less than four (4) years of work experience in a professional work environment, excluding internships or positions held while in high school or college.  

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

  • Relocation to Fort Worth, TX, for the summer. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. 

  • Previous work experience in an accounting or finance-related environment. 

  • Proficiency in advanced functions of the full Microsoft Office Suite. 

  • Experience using SAP or ERP system. 

  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills. 

 

Our Management Trainee program is geared towards recent college graduates with four years or less experience in a post-collegiate professional work environment.  If you have more experience and are interested in BNSF, we encourage you to look at our Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program or our professional jobs to find what closely aligns with your experience and skill set. 

 

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:

  • Criminal history 
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education
 
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
  • Medical evaluation
  •  Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed
 
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:

BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place 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 BNSF safe and drug free.
 
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at .

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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