Job Location:
New Orleans, LA


The Staff Accountant is a collaborative team player responsible for providing accounting and analytical support to CBC’s Unit Tow and Pelican Marine Services business units and performing other general ledger accounting responsibilities as assigned.  The Staff Accountant must be a highly organized and motivated team player with excellent communication skills who provides accurate and timely information to help them make better decisions to improve CBC’s performance.



The Staff Accountant helps provide the discipline, information and analysis to help our leaders manage their business more effectively.  To maximize value to the business, the Staff Accountant must be engaged in and understand the business(es) they support, be involved on the front-end of issues, and provide informed information, analysis, and insight to be of maximum value to the decision makers.

Collaborate closely with the Unit Tow business unit and others within the Accounting department and in other areas of the company to ensure accurate accounting for the financial results of our Unit Tow business unit.

Ensure timely and accurate invoicing resulting in payment

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the systems and processes used to bill customers for the rental of boats and barges operating in our unit tows and make recommendations for improvements as needed.

  • Compile all necessary information for customer billings for unit tow activities based on communication from our transportation services department, our vendors and our customers.

  • Generate accurate and timely invoices for our unit tow activities, provide accurate general ledger posting information, and issue invoice packages to customers.

  • Coordinate with the business unit to collect past due accounts receivable and resolve invoice disputes to ensure timely cash flows and customer satisfaction.

Understand and Engage in the Business

  • Attend and actively participate in business unit meetings regularly to be informed of current operating activities and meet regularly with affreightment project managers to assess progress and understand expected profitability.

  • Prepare manual journal entries as needed to ensure revenue and expenses are recognized in the appropriate periods for all unit tow activities .

  • Coordinate monthly financial review meetings with team members from the assigned business unit and other areas to ensure that financial results are accurate by comparing outcomes with expectations, established budgets and operational metrics then researching and resolving any discrepancies that are identified and providing meaningful information about validated financial results to business unit leaders that will be used to inform decision-making.

  • Utilize our Tow Works logistics system to produce all billing for our barge fleeting facility, Pelican Marine Services.

  • Ensure timely and accurate invoicing resulting in payment

  • Maintain general ledger mapping and other rules as assigned in the Tow Works billing system.

  • Integrate Pelican billing information into Workday Financials and reconcile revenue between the two systems.

  • Reconcile the Workday Financials accounts receivable subsystem for Pelican to the general ledger monthly. Research and resolve any discrepancies.

  • Serve as the value-add accounting subject matter expert for the use of Tow Works for customer billing as related to Pelican.

  • Perform billing responsibilities for other lines of business as assigned ensuring workflow for the department is balanced to achieve our goals of timely customer invoicing and payment in full for CBC’s services.

  • Help us systemize knowledge transfer and cross-training and develop methods of sharing information, abilities, and ideas across different areas of our business by documenting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for assigned responsibilities to support continuous improvement of the business.


  • Carry out internal control procedures associated with specific job responsibilities to ensure properly authorized and appropriate transactions.

  • Perform special projects as assigned, including data analysis, and providing insights into the data for management decision making.

  • Work effectively with other departments as needed to accomplish job functions.

  • Perform other duties as required and directed by management.

  • Carry out and the Business Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and Mission of Canal Barge Company, Inc.


  • Effective multi-tasker who can prioritize work and establish and execute plans to meet deadlines.

  • Proven professional who is comfortable communicating regularly with internal and external customers verbally, in writing, and using video conferencing collaboration tools.

  • Strong team player with the desire to collaborate with teammates and others while also being able to work independently.

  • Creative thinker with an unstoppable desire to solve problems and improve processes.

  • Highly organized and disciplined worker with a quality mindset who takes pride in all work products and relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 1-3 years of professional experience.

  • Knowledge of US GAAP and accounting controls. 

  • Experience with general ledger systems. Workday Financials experience is a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).  Intermediate or higher Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Experience in marine transportation industry desired, but not required.

Consistent with its duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of recognized hazards, Canal Barge has adopted this policy to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and their families who spend time in its facilities.  This policy is intended to comply with all federal, state, and local laws.  It is based upon guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and public health authorities, as applicable. 

Before being assigned to work, all new hires for employment with Canal Barge must either (a) be vaccinated for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus; or (b) seek an approved exemption as an accommodation.

Canal Barge Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.