Kansas City Southern Railway Manager Inventory Accounting in Kansas City, Missouri

Manager Inventory Accounting

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the monthly accounting cycle for inventory in the US and supervision of the staff in MX responsible for inventory accounting. Conducts day-to-day research, analysis and processing ofaccounting transactions for inventory. Interfaces with Operations and IT to ensure proper accounting of inventory from the SAP MM module and the SMV interface in MX. US inventory balance approximately $90M; MX balance approximately $30M. This position will travel to Mexico at least once a quarter.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

CPA preferred

5 years of accounting experience and solid understanding of financial statements and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

1 year supervisory experience preferred

SAP experience preferred

Process improvement experience preferred

Inventory accounting experience preferred


Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency and ability to meet deadline-oriented tasks

Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to lead direct and/or matrix environment teams andthat works with others at all levels in other departments

Ability to make a decision related to materiality and understanding of when to raise a concern

Self starter, and have the ability to adjust readily to multiple demands and shifting priorities

Strong oral and written communication skills required; English/Spanish bilingual is preferred.

Strong computer skills, specifically MS Excel, and MS Office Suite.

Bilingual in Spanish a plus


Responsible for accounting for all inventory transactions. Includes coordinating with internal customers to ensure that the appropriate amounts are charged to projects or expensed to ensure proper financial statement reporting. Record monthly accruals, intercompany inventory transactions, 2nd hand inventory and inventory sales entries.

Interface with Material Logistics to record results of monthly physical inventories.

Evaluate adequacy of inventory obsolescence reserve and make recommendations for changes as necessary.

Prepare US and consolidated reports and supervise preparation of MX reports for internal Accounting needs, external regulatory and STB reporting and Tax.

Perform US inventory account reconciliations and resolve identified issues including clearing “suspense” accounts. Supervise the account reconciliation process for MX.

Analyzes processes for best practice and the effectiveness of SOX key controls for both US and MX.

Provide coaching, feedback, and development support for direct report in MX. Also responsible for hiring and performance review of direct report.

Identify, recommend, and implement process improvements as necessary.

Supports day-to-day support to internal customers (Material Logistics, Engineering, etc.) internal/external auditors, and other departments as necessary.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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