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Management Trainee - Accounting/Finance

Location Fort Worth, TX
Primary Duties &
Trainees receive cross-functional and cross-departmental training during a specified training period according to their assigned group, as well as exposure to all departments through an intensive, 1-month orientation program. Each trainee may be provided with a BNSF mentor for career and personal guidance. These positions support the Finance groups through providing information and analysis in core business processes. Opportunities exist for professional growth in a wide range of areas, including:

Financial Reporting and Forecasting - Monthly accounting closes, internal and external financial reporting, and significant reserve analysis. Also includes revenue and expense forecasting for monthly and quarterly responsibility-based income statements, operating ratios, and earnings per share.

Financial Planning and Property Accounting - Annual and strategic financial planning, balance-sheet and cash-flow forecasting, as well as responsibility for all aspects of the company's property and equipment, including capital project estimation, capital expenditure reporting and analysis, and maintenance of fixed-asset records.

Finance and Treasury - Cash management responsibilities, including determining daily cash position and electronic payments and receipts; supporting financing and hedging decisions including running net present value analyses, tracking and reporting daily commercial paper issuance, and preparing daily cash forecasts; and providing various financial reports for senior management.

Measurement and Profitability (MPS) - Comprehensive view of various measures and trends involving train performance and statistics; responsibilities for the cost and profitability systems to support the corporate contribution plan; furnishing cost data for marketing new and existing product and service offerings; preparing detailed transportation financial plan, along with budgets, forecasting, accounting close and analysis, in a matrix environment.

Qualifications Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance or related fields with minimum 15 credit hours in accounting. Knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet software packages. MPS candidates: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Finance or Accounting; strong analytical skills and a computer programming aptitude a must. All applicants must be analytical and possess above average interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment. MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and SAS are a plus. GPA of 3.0 or above. A current grade transcript must be produced by the student for consideration.
Working Conditions Normal office hours, 5 days per week, in an office environment. Weekend or evening work as required.
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