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GATX Corporation Sr. Financial Analyst in Williamsville, New York

Sr. Financial Analyst

Williamsville, New York



ASC  Who Are We?

Throughout our history, American Steamship Company (“ASC”) has been a pioneer in Great Lakes vessel transportation. Founded in Buffalo, New York in 1907, ASC has witnessed and responded to dramatic changes in Great Lakes shipping and the industries it serves, many times leading the way with innovative solutions that have had a positive impact on Lakes shipping throughout the years.

Our Great Lakes fleet consists of self-unloading vessels that range in length from 635-feet to 1,000-feet. The diversity of our asset base enables us to transport a variety of dry-bulk commodities including iron ore pellets, coal and limestone aggregates. Our single-trip vessel-carrying capacity ranges from 24,000 to 81,000 gross tons. During the navigation season, our vessels operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and require no onshore assistance to unload cargo. Unloading speeds range from 7,000 to 10,000 net tons per hour.

Today, under the ownership of GATX Corporation, ASC continues to provide safe, efficient and environmentally responsible waterborne transportation. We are dedicated to continuously building value for GATX, our customers, our employees and the communities in which we live and operate.

What will you be doing?

The Company’s Financial Analysis Group performs a wide range of activities which require financial, data management, analytical, modeling, and communication skills. The individual in this role will collect, verify, organize, and synthesize complex information with a focus on the optimization of the company’s fleet of U.S. Flag self-unloading bulk cargo vessels and its commercial and operational performance in the Great Lakes region.

This position interacts with the senior management of ASC and GATX Corporation. Through the rigorous analysis, interpretation, and presentation of information gathered, this position influences ASC’s business strategies, transactions, and processes. Exemplary analytical, organizational, and persuasion skills are critical to success in this role.

What are your key activities?

  • Conduct company and industry fleet capacity analysis using optimization models, cash flows models and other tools to develop current and long-term profit optimization. Present findings to management and make recommendations.

  • Prepare/aggregate monthly & quarterly operating reports, annual budget and quarterly forecasts. Provide an organized project plan for all departments to follow.

  • Support the Marketing/Sales & Traffic Department by conducting financial and operational analysis of current and proposed commercial transportation contracts, providing metrics and recommendations for pricing and fuel recovery, and evaluating decision outcomes through marketing research.

  • Support other departments by developing tools and financial and operational analysis to improve work processes and provide insight into impact of decisions on overall company profitability.

  • Prepare business cases for making investment decisions in vessels / fleet by performing financial / cash flow analysis, writing approval documents and coordinating effort between departments within ASC as well as at parent company GATX.

What is required of you?

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics required; 5 to 8 years of operational and financial experience with 5 to 7 years of experience in a highly analytical role.

  • Significant support experience with sales, marketing, operations, analysis, including budgeting, forecasting.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite and advance Excel skills required.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in transportation industry.

  • Experience with SQL and/or Visual Basic for Excel.

  • Advanced degree or certifications.

  • Strategic Agility

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning and Organization

  • Written Communication

  • Presentation Skills

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

Other things to note:

  • Occasional travel required to GATX Corporation offices in Chicago along with ASC’s warehouse in Toledo, Ohio.

  • Occasional travel required to contractor, supplier and business partner facilities in the United States and Canada.

  • Must be eligible to enter Canada.

  • Visits to ASC will involve climbing ladders and narrow staircases.

GATX embraces diversity and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

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