Accountant - Fixed Assets

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 6/27/2019
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Summary Information: Category: Corporate - Location: Des Moines IA
Accountant – Fixed Assets

The Fixed Asset Accountant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recording the cost of newly acquired fixed assets (including the initial evaluation of expenditures to determine if capitalization is appropriate), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets.
  • Monitor the status of revenue equipment purchases and disposals.  Coordinate vendor payments for new equipment purchases and provide relevant information on new equipment purchases for lender financings.  Ability to analyze expenditures to determine appropriate accounting treatment and the useful lives (book and tax) for depreciation of capitalized assets.    
  • Maintain financial databases, systems, and reports to ensure data integrity.  Trouble shoot problems, research and correct errors.
  • Prepare and process journal entries within accounting system as required.  Create, prepare and/or complete various reports utilized for various purposes, including tax returns.  
  • Update, upload, execute reports and/or extract data from various information systems as required.
  • Create reports summarizing annual capital expenditure investments for management review.    Assist others with required fixed asset information used in the budget process.  
  • Reconcile and balance various general ledger accounts and reports.  
  • Undertake periodic evaluations of fixed assets for potential impairment or write-off and coordinate such efforts with field operating personnel to ensure accuracy of fixed asset records.
  • Prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets and assist the auditors in their inquiries.
  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects and requests as required.
  • Associates degree required,  Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
    Course(s) of study:  Business, Accounting, Finance or related field of study.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with fixed asset systems as component of financial accounting system.  In addition to such experience with financial systems, individual should be highly proficient with Excel and ideally with Access database.
  • Individual must have proficient analytical and problem-solving abilities, as well as being highly detailed oriented and organized in their work.  They must also have excellent written and oral communication skills.  The individual must possess the ability to multi-task when required and set priorities and work independently.  Employee must have ability to document and follow written procedures.  

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