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Accountant 5 (GL Accountant)

Job ID 5301080 Schedule Type Reg-Time Work Hours 40 Location Rosemont, Illinois
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Wells Fargo Rail (WFR)

Wells Fargo Rail the largest and most diverse railcar and locomotive leasing company in North America with more than 175,000 railcars and 1,800 locomotives.

Job Summary:  The position is responsible for performing and/or managing account reconciliations, journal entries, financial statements, budgeting, forecasting, regulatory reporting, SOX compliance and other business unit or Parent Company requirements. 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Review and/or approve general ledger account reconciliations
  • Manage month-end reconciliation process between Oracle sub-ledger and parent company general ledger
  • Analyze and determine monthly accruals
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries or other monthly journal entries
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Manage and review all high risk suspense accounts as required by parent company
  • Adhere to parent company requirements regarding aging of outstanding items and all other requirements included in policies and procedures
  • Preparing financial, and regulatory reports
  • Prepare and load budgets and forecasts

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of accounting experience

Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting
  • CPA-Certified Public Accountant designation
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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