Fixed Asset Accountant

  • location: Mechanicsburg, PA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $24 - $26.50 per hour
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job description

Randstad Professionals is assisting our client in Cumberland County with a Fixed Asset Accountant. This is a contract to hire role.


  • Prepare and verify the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications. Ensure all entries are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Review accounts payable invoices to determine if amounts should be capitalized or expensed based on the Fixed Asset Policy and GAAP.
  • Timely recording of disposals and retirements, as well as all new assets in accordance with the fixed asset policy.
  • Compilation of project costs into CIP accounts and the close out of those balances once the related projects are complete.
  • Monthly reconciliations of fixed asset sub-ledgers to the general ledger. Ensure appropriate classification of balance sheet activity.
  • Work closely with Tax department to ensure accurate "Book to Tax" records.
  • Provide fluctuation analysis and analytical review of monthly and quarterly fixed asset activity.
  • Collaborate with the Information Systems (IS) department to understand all projects and ensure the project costs are being accounted for properly (capital vs expense). Provide reporting on all capitalized projects.
  • Support audit process by providing information and direct interaction with auditors, both internal and external, on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Assist with the integration of acquisitions and/or joint ventures into our financial systems and processes.
  • Participate in system implementations, upgrades, patches. To include design, documentation and testing.
  • Participate in the capital expenditure budget process (Hyperion Planning).
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining professional networks; participating in professional organizations, etc.
  • Support special projects and undertake other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 4+ combined years of contract review and interpretation/IS accounting-finance/project accounting/fixed asset accounting experience
  • Strong analytical and time management skills required
  • Demonstrate the ability to train or mentor other staff
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel
  • Experience with large-scale financial systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP) required

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