Job Location:
New Orleans, LA

Note: This is an in-person position located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Founded in 1933, Canal Barge Company (“CBC”) is a family-owned, independent marine transportation company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. While retaining the tight-knit community of a family-owned company, CBC has grown into a diversified business with 850+ employees operating over 900 vessels. Our greatest strength is in providing dedicated bulk freight logistics within the rivers and canals of the United States, Gulf of Mexico, & Atlantic Coast. Dedicated to long-term mutually beneficial relationships and tailor-made customer service, CBC has a strong customer base made up of several Fortune 500 chemical and oil companies, as well as construction companies, fabricators, public utilities, engineering companies, and the United States Government (we are particularly proud of our ongoing work with NASA supporting U.S. Space Missions).

CBC is a leading company in the inland marine industry with a history of steady growth and an exceptional human & environmental safety record. We believe CBC’s Mississippi River transportation system is among the most efficient and environmentally friendly methods of transporting cargo within the United States.


The Staff Accountant is a collaborative team player responsible for providing accounting and analytical support to CBC’s Liquid Cargo 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 on service, quality, and risk.


            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.

1. Collaborate closely with the Liquid Cargo business unit, Senior Staff Accountant, and others within the Accounting department and in other areas of the company to ensure accurate accounting for our tank barge & towboat services.  

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the systems and processes used to bill customers for our liquid cargo services and make recommendations for improvements as need

  • Generate accurate and timely invoices for assigned liquid cargo 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.

  • Attend and actively participate in business unit financial meetings regularly to be informed of current operating activities to assess financial performance and understand expected profitability.

  • Prepare manual journal entries as needed to ensure revenue and expenses are recognized in the appropriate periods to provide accurate information for future decision making

2. Utilize our Tow Works logistics system to produce all billing for our Tankerman Services Group.

3. Serve as primary back-up for the Liquid Cargo Senior Staff Accountant to ensure billing maintains continuous coverage.

4. 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.

5. Other

  • 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.


The Staff Accountant will report to the Senior Staff Accountant responsible for Liquid Cargo Accounting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance 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.


  • 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.