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Senior Financial Accountant

Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97209

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

Do you have an analytical mind that’s focused on details and accuracy? Do you dream of building a rewarding career with a global company? Ranked as the #1 North American logistics company according to Transport Topics, XPO Logistics is among the most admired companies in the world according to Fortune Magazine. As the Accounting Supervisor, you will perform important accounting functions for our domestic and international operations. Become a part of our dynamic team and we'll equip you with the best tools in the industry to grow and develop your career to a level that will exceed your expectations.


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 the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Monitor costs capitalized to internally developed software to ensure costs are capitalized in accordance with accounting standards; review actual vs. budgeted spend with IT management;  prepare periodic reporting by project for internally developed software projects
  • Maintain general ledger accounts including the determination of journal entry requirements, and preparation and posting of journal entries
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations
  • Review, interpret and apply complex accounting concepts in accordance with GAAP and other authoritative guidance to contracts, transactions and activities
  • Research questions for management; investigate and explain variances to expectations
  • Participate in cross-functional work teams and continuously improve XPO processes

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related major 
  • 4 to 5 years of accounting or financial reporting experience 
  • Strong user of Windows applications and Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Identify opportunities to improve accuracy and develop/recommend/implement solutions
  • Develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results
  • Availability to work a variety of shifts to meet project needs including days, evenings and weekends; occasional travel

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Public accounting experience on large clients
  • Ability to perform complex analysis of data, processes, policies, procedures and/or systems
  • Compose thorough and detailed written interpretation of accounting guidance applicable to XPO agreements with third parties
  • Utilize variety of interpersonal styles and communication methods to effectively adapt to new work structures, processes, or cultures

Be part of something big.#LI-LG1


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: Portland Oregon