Accounting Manager - FIxed Assets

Marietta, GA 30067

Posted: 02/13/2019 Job Number: 1025
The Fixed Assets Accounting Manager will oversee a team of accountants that complete transactions to handle the life activity of  fixed assets. This leader will ensure the team meets their goals of accurately recording, reviewing, reconciling, amortizing and dispositioning fixed asset transactions. Additionally, this manger will determine the capitalization of fixed assets, prepare timely and accurate reporting, update departmental policies and procedures, implement auditing practices, and ensure that fixed assets are balanced on the general ledger. 

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of fixed assets. 
  • Lead efforts in selecting, onboarding, developing and retaining department personnel. 
  • Ensure personnel is properly trained and receives ongoing professional development, coaching, and mentoring to enhance their skillset and departmental capabilities.
  • Manage direct reports to ensure departmental goals are met. Conduct performance appraisals and collaborate with Human Resources to address employee relations issues such as termination.
  • Advise fixed assets staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
  • Supervise departmental activities to ensure transactions are recorded and accurate, depreciation is calculated correctly, and accounts are reconciled in a timely manner. 
  • Assist with routine accounting activities such as preparing and adjusting journal entries.
  • Analyze fixed assets data to determine what items should be capitalized.
  • Track maintenance jobs completed in field markets and ensure they are accurately recorded in the fixed assets accounting modules.
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes. 
  • Review departmental guidelines and procedures to ensure they are updated and meet company standards. Analyze workflows, recommend and implement process improvements. 
  • Respond to inquiries from the Property Controller and other finance managers, regarding financial results, special reporting requests and similar matters. 
  • Establish departmental auditing procedures and schedules to ensure fixed assets are balanced. Provide support to Property Controller in ensuring a clean and timely year-end audit. 
  • Collaborate with other finance managers to support overall department goals and objectives. 
  • Stay abreast of generally accepted accounting principles, IRS capitalization guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Identify and recommend process improvements to enhance departmental operations.
  • Lead and implement special projects as assigned by the Property Controller.
  • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties.  Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’ s manager at any time based upon Company need.
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent work experience and/or education
  • Minimum 6 years of overall accounting experience including financial analytics and presentation
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing a team to achieve organizational goals 
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), must be comfortable using VLookups and Pivot Tables 
  • Proven ability to collect, gather, visualize and analyze financial data to solve accounting problems

  • Experience with fixed asset accounting strongly preferred
  • Prefer Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or on track to obtain license 
  • Experience using Yardi or similar property management program
  • Experience working in property management, real estate or similar industry
  • Experience working in a fast pace, high-growth company

  • Accounting — Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and practices, IRS capitalization guidelines, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management — Managing one' s own time and the time of others.

Michelle Abel

Michelle Abel, CPC, is the founder of Corporate & Technical Recruiters, Inc. She began her career after completing her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Emory University. Before founding CTR, she was a partner and CFO in a national recruiting firm. Michelle went on to establish her own firm as CEO of Corporate & Technical Recruiters. CTR's clients have a global presence and offer positions in marketing, sales, management, technology, engineering and accounting. With over 20 years of experience in the personnel field, Michelle's dedication to service makes her a leader in the industry.

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