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Fixed Asset Accountant

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Client Overview:

The company is the world leader in ladders and offers a complete line of climbing products designed for working at heights. 

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Job Description and Qualification:

Key Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions): This self-motivated individual will provide support for, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • Review and monitor fixed asset internal controls, procedures, and forms
  • Update accounting policies and processes, as required
  • Prepare monthly or periodic analysis or reports of:
    • Global fixed asset roll forward
    • Cash flow statement support
    • Capital projects in process
    • Capital Investment Committee schedules
    • Other as identified
  • Analyze and track capital projects versus budget
  • Direct the Project Funding Request (PFR) process consisting of:
    • Share Point approval process
    • Assisting others with the preparation of the PFR form and analysis
    • Inquiring of project status
    • Prepare reports on findings, situations, etc
  • Liaise with those individuals responsible for fixed assets at each location such as manufacturing facilities, offices and all international entities not on the North American ERP system
  • Investigate fixed assets for potential obsolescence and impairment
  • Conduct and direct periodic fixed asset physical inventory verifications
    • Maintain a fixed asset tag system
  • Track all operating and capital leases
    • Test new leases for capitalization
    • Maintain monthly detailed analysis of leased assets and capital lease liabilities
    • Maintain analysis to comply with U.S. GAAP ASC-842 and IFRS
  • Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions for those entities utilizing JD Edwards (ERP system for North America, United Kingdom, Philippines and Australia)
  • Reconcile subsidiary ledger balances to the general ledger
  • Calculate depreciation for U.S. GAAP, statutory reporting and income taxes
  • Review repairs and maintenance for potential fixed asset additions
  • Prepare audit schedules and review with audit teams
  • Train other system users as required
  • Handle other duties as assigned
Experience & Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; CPA desired, but not mandatory
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Three to five years’ experience in an accounting shared service/BPO position
Computer Skills:
  • MS Office products to include Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Oracle
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel
Key Competencies:
  • Problem solving
  • Detail-oriented with ability to work independently
  • Continuous improvement knowledge
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Customer focus
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Communication