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Senior Accountant

Date: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, our future is built on positive financial results. As the Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for the integrity of the accounting information by performing various important tasks, including researching account issues for compliance, establishing quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting, and preparing variance analyses. You will also support operating teams and corporate departments in helping them understand financial results and trends. If you’re excited about the challenge of working for a dynamic global company, we have an opportunity for you to grow with XPO.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Prepare and review journal entries and perform balance sheet account reconciliations; take ownership of accounting for certain areas of the general ledger and sub-ledgers
  • Verify and reconcile allocation transactions
  • Analyze and summarize monthly management reports and accompanying schedules and narratives, including budget vs. actual variance reports and follow-up on significant variances
  • Provide technical accounting support; participate in setting financial standards and offering advice to management
  • Maintain accounting controls by adhering to policies and procedures; ensure compliance with internal controls and SOX requirements
  • Answer accounting procedural questions in compliance with accounting policy and regulations; comply with federal, state and local financial legal requirements
  • Provide accounting support for mergers and acquisitions by reviewing financial information, converting data to general ledger systems and obtaining supplementary information for preparing financial statements

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business with an emphasis in Accounting, or equivalent experience
  • CPA
  • 5 years of experience in finance
  • Experience creating financial statements
  • Experience in accounting with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process; thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project); ability to create complex formulas in Excel

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting/Public Accounting
  • Experience with Oracle
  • Good verbal and written communication, customer service and dispute resolution skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated work style; able to work well with minimal supervision or in a team environment; consult with team members and management as needed
  • Ability to perform well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Be part of something big. #LI-FM1 


XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte