Overview

Job Location:
New Orleans, LA

I           BASIC FUNCTION

The Staff Accountant is a collaborative team player responsible for providing accounting and analytical support to CBC’s Deck Barge business unit.  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.

II         MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

            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 Deck Barge 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 Deck Barge business unit.

Ensure timely and accurate invoicing resulting in payment

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the processes to bill customers for the rental of deck barges and for cargo affreightment projects. Serve as the liaison between the business unit and accounting on all billing issues and make recommendations for continuous improvement.

  • Review all supplier invoices related to affreightment projects, provide accurate general ledger coding and coordinate approvals by the business unit managers to facilitate timely payment of vendors.

  • 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 cargo affreightment project.

  • Account for the management of deck barges owned by third parties by obtaining an understanding of the terms of those agreements; accounting for all management fees earned and profit sharing with partners; and providing management with clear and concise information for use in communicating with our partners.

  • 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.

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.

Other

  • Carry out internal control procedures associated with specific job responsibilities 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.

III.       EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.

  • 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.

IV.        CORE QUALITIES OF THE JOB

  • 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.

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.