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Staff Accountant Fixed Assets (perm)

Job title: Staff Accountant Fixed Assets (perm)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Bolingbrook
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: No
Reference: 423616
Contact name: Jakob Ursitti-Clapp
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a leader in the beauty and Retail space, is looking to bring on a talented Staff Accountant, Fixed Assets on a Direct Hire basis, starting immediately.

Title: Staff Accountant 
Salary: $70k (Plus 5% bonus)
Location: Bolingbrook, Illinois (Flexible Hybrid Schedule)
Type: Direct Hire, Full-Time/Permanent  

Overview:

The Staff Accountant – Fixed Assets helps the team account for capital projects by maintaining the fixed asset ledgers. Responsibilities include preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, and reviewing variances in order to maintain accurate and complete records of fixed assets. This individual is also responsible for the accurate and timely processing of approved fixed asset vendor invoices, collaboration with business partners to understand capital projects, and maintaining proper internal control procedures.

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for understanding fixed asset policies and procedures to ensure the proper accounting treatment for all fixed asset acquisitions, transfers, and retirements.
  • Analyze account balances and maintain SAP fixed asset sub-ledger (review projects in CIP for completion, identify disposals, perform review of impaired assets, calculate accelerated depreciation, reconcile fixed asset accounts to the general ledger, etc.).
  • Build relationships with business partners to gain understanding of fixed asset purchases and provide guidance regarding capitalization policies and proper accounting treatment of fixed asset invoices. 
  • Review and process fixed asset purchase orders / invoices and use judgement to determine appropriate general ledger coding and accounting treatment.
  • Reconcile vendor fixture funding to expenditures for both capital and expense projects.
  •  Research variances and follow up with business partners to ensure proper collection of vendor funds.
  • Prepare account reconciliations and journal entries for fixed asset accounts – including capital and depreciation accruals.
  • Help ensure compliance with internal control policies and procedures. Compile supporting documents for internal and external auditors during quarter and fiscal year ends.
  • Actively participate in the period, quarter, and year-end accounting close through review of account balances, variance analysis, and documentation of findings.
  • Understand the Cloud Computing Arrangements (SaaS) policy and provide direction to business partners.  Maintain the prepaid account reconciliation, analyze expenses, and prepare accrual journal entries.
    Participate in department projects and initiatives.
  • Assist with ad hoc requests from the business involving evaluation and analysis of data.
  • Perform other routine and non-routine functions as assigned by management.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 2–3 years of accounting experience, fixed asset experience is a plus; CPA preferred
  • High transaction volume experience, fixed asset experience is a plus
  • Technical accounting knowledge and an understanding of financial processes and internal controls.
  • Effective analytical skills to make appropriate judgments based on policies and procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent prioritization and organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task as needed in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Understanding of financial processes and internal controls
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

If interested in and qualified for the opportunity, please forward your resume today!

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