Expenditure Accounting Internship- Summer 2021

Norfolk Southern Corp.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 15.90 per hour
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Entry level, Internship
Requisition: 18566

A Day in the Life of an Expenditure Accounting Intern

Norfolk Southern has over $34 billion in assets and employs over 28,000 people across our network. Our dynamic Expenditure Accounting group is made up of four departments: Payroll, Accounts Payable, Capital Accounting, and Miscellaneous Billing. As an Expenditure Accounting Intern, you will join a large and diverse CPA certified population of focused and experienced staff within one of those four departments. During your internship, you will shadow analysts, receive tasks from your assigned group, and have the opportunity to assist other groups to gain exposure to the responsibilities of the entire department. Examples of position responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Create data sets through SAP reports and applications to develop data driven insights into business results and accounting practices at Norfolk Southern.
  • Utilize analytical tools to identify trends related to freight traffic, customers, invoices and payments.
  • Provide comprehensive updates to the Management team and related stakeholders regarding customers' accounts.
  • Review electronic invoices, statements, and interface with vendors concerning discrepancies.
  • Actively participate in own professional development as guided by management team.

What makes a successful Expenditure Accounting Intern?
  • A self-starter committed to seeking opportunities to learn about the rail industry and accounting practices.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage time, plan and prioritize work demands effectively.
  • Positive and professional attitude on a daily basis.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's/Master's Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Accounting, Economics, and Finance
  • In depth knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office software


Freshman (27 or fewer credits) - $2,500/month

Sophomore (28 to 59 credits) - $2,800/ month

Junior (60 to 89 credits) - $3,000/month

Senior (90 or more credits) - $3,300/month

Graduate Student - $3,666/month

*Living stipend of $850/month is available to those who qualify.

Work Conditions

Environment: Office, Monday-Friday 7AM-4PM or 8AM-5PM

Travel Required: 0-1 days per month

New Headquarters - Atlanta, GA

Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we've linked a playlist below.


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.

We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress. More information can be found at NS-EEO