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TrinityRail Freightcar - Cost Accountant/Plant Accountant

TrinityRail Freightcar - Cost Accountant/Plant Accountant

Job Description

Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a diversified industrial company that owns market-leading businesses which provide products and services to the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, the Construction Products Group and the Energy Equipment Group.  Trinity’s businesses provide industrial products and services ranging from railcars, barges, storage containers, and aggregates to highway products, structural wind towers, railcar parts, and railcar leasing and management services. 

Trinity’s vision is to be a premier, diversified industrial company that owns market-leading businesses which provide superior products and services to customers while generating high-quality earnings and returns for shareholders.


TrinityRail Freightcar is searching for a talented team player to fill the open position of Plant /Cost Accountant in our Dallas, TX office!  We welcome your ideas and your outstanding work ethic.  Join our team today and be a part of Helping to Build America. ™


  • Assure that plant and cost accounting functions are performed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and Trinity Industries and TrinityRail accounting and control guidelines
  • Assure that standard material costs, and standard labor and burden rates are updated and documented as required
  • Assure that all other inventory and product cost components are analyzed and updated as necessary
  • Assure that physical inventory is adequately controlled, including compliance with the cycle count program, & physical inventory count and control procedures
  • Assure that revenue is properly recognized and that related cost and statistical transactions are recorded accurately and timely
  • Maintain integrity of the general ledger and supporting sub-ledgers
  • Prepare journal entries, participate in the monthly accounting close, and prepare variance analysis and explanations.
  • Prepares TrinityRail financial, operational and statistical reports
  • Prepare audit schedules and support activities of internal and external auditors, and supports internal control requirements (Sarbanes-Oxley 404)
  • Monitors cost and capital spending activity
  • Conducts various cost system studies and analysis
  • Participate as a team member or leader in cost automation and integration projects
  • Be a contributing member to various plant continuous improvement teams
  • Recommends and implements approved process and control enhancements
  • Provides management support and assistance as necessary

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum three to five years cost accounting experience
  • Light travel
  • Must possess effective communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Willing to work as necessary to complete
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel / Microsoft Office products           

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with BPCS or similar ERP system
  • Familiar with Oracle Financials
  • Familiar with Hyperion Essbase

Why Join Trinity?  Trinity welcomes diversity in the workplace; bring your new ideas to our stellar team.  You will enjoy competitive pay, company paid vacation, sick time, tuition reimbursement, and paid holidays; as well as, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Trinity rewards your healthy lifestyle by offering non-tobacco users extra vacation in addition to a very affordable rate on your insurance benefits!  We believe in family, and you will enjoy a great work life balance and be given the opportunity to join Trinity in giving back to our community by participating in our charity events, with a company match of your donations. 


Learn more about Trinity at and connect with us on Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest!


Trinity Industries, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V is encouraged to apply online. Employment will be contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen. Some positions may also require a pre-employment physical/medical exam. The successful candidate must also meet all work eligibility requirements.

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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Finance, Distribution - Shipping, Skilled Labor - Trades, Accounting
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 3 to 5 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1792
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TrinityRail Freightcar - Cost Accountant/Plant Accountant

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