The Salvation Army

Fixed Asset Accountant

US-NY-West Nyack
Job ID
2017-3719
Category
Accounting
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Salvation Army has an opening for a Fixed Asset Accountant, which is accountable for recording the cost of newly acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible). This individual will also track existing fixed assets, record depreciation, and account for the disposition of fixed assets. This position reports to the Manager of Accounting and Financial Reporting.  The individual will be required to work on closings and year-end consolidation, as well as work closely with the external auditors.   Ability to handle deadlines will be required.

Responsibilities

  • Create and monitor a system of controls, procedures, and forms for the recording of fixed assets.
  • Research and record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system.
  • Track the compilation of assigned project costs into fixed asset accounts, and close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed.
  • Work closely with the other departments in tracking project costs in comparison to their budgeted projections.
  • Schedule and oversee depreciation calculation processes for all fixed assets in the Territory.
  • Assist in preliminary audit planning, prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets, and respond to auditor inquiries.
  • Review and preparation of interim financial statements.
  • Reconcile specific general ledger accounts.
  • Interface with Property Department as needed regarding property projects throughout the Territory.
  • Assist with Operating Fund and General Ledger accounting processes as assigned.
  • Responsible for month and year-end financial closing and account maintenance
  • Work on Finance Department special projects as assigned by departmental management.
  • Communicate with co-workers, management and Commands in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Other job duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university and three to five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Proficiency in all generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Ability to act and operate independently with minimal direction.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.  Must be Proficient in Microsoft Excel; working knowledge of accounting software.  Individual must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills and be able to meet deadlines.  Must be a team player and work collaboratively; and have the ability to deliver prompt and courteous customer service.

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