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Senior Benefits Accounting Analyst

2300066 Requisition #

Trinity Industries has a high-profile opportunity on our Dallas-based Enterprise Accounting team! 


The Senior Benefits Accounting Analyst supports senior management in guiding and directing the Company’s compensation and benefits programs by providing accounting, management and reporting support for our dynamic employee benefits environment. Partnering with other accounting and financial reporting experts, and reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Senior Analyst is responsible for supporting and administering US GAAP accounting for a wide range of benefits plans and related activities. The role is also instrumental in supporting certain aspects of the Company’s SEC filings, including developing the compensation tables included in the proxy statement and facilitating Section 16 filings.


Join our team today and be a part of Delivering Goods for the Good of All!


What you'll do: 

Working with the accounting, risk management and human resources teams to support the Company’s benefits and compensation programs, the Senior Analyst will:

  • Perform and assist with accounting for:
    • short and long term incentive plans, including stock-based compensation programs,
    • health and welfare plans,
    • retirement (i.e., defined contribution and deferred compensation) plans,
    • workers’ compensation programs. and
    • our related captive insurance company
  • Help the human resources team with the administration and execution of relevant benefits programs
  • Provide insightful analysis of benefits-related cost trends to management and assist in assessing the strategic implications of plan changes
  • Lead the preparation of accounting entries and reconciliations for assigned areas
  • Provide support for developing, documenting and reviewing relevant 10-K and proxy disclosures
  • Develop allocations used to record certain employee costs at the business unit and corporate levels
  • Prepare share-based compensation amortization schedules and forecasts
  • Oversee and review Equity Edge share-based compensation plan participant data, including the annual LTI grant and vesting processes
  • Distribute quarterly compensation statements and other compliance reporting for the Company’s board of directors
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of all Section 16 filings


What you'll need: 

  • Undergraduate degree (B.S. or equivalent) in accounting required.  Advanced degree in accounting or related business field preferred. CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of benefits accounting experience   
  • Solid working knowledge of U.S. GAAP
    • Experience with stock-based compensation accounting (ASC 718) and other complex benefits-related accounting areas preferred
    • Experience with section 16 filings, proxy statement preparation and interaction with senior leadership a plus

EEO Employer

Trinity provides equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here. Trinity participates in E-Verify, details here.  

Trinity is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to trinityrecruiting@trin.net. This email address should only be used for accommodations and not general inquiries or resume submittals.

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