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Fixed Assets and Capital Improvements Accounting Manager


Position Title
Fixed Assets and Capital Improvements Accounting Manager

Position Number
063711

Department
Controllers Office - 415100

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework and 5 years of progressive accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License/Certification Required

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Fixed Assets & CI Accounting Manager will be responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, compliance and management of the University’s capital assets and capital improvements. The position will serve on the fiscal year end reporting team and has responsibility for completing portions of the year end ACFR package, University financial statements, and note disclosures. The duties of the Accounting Manager are as follows.

Fixed Assets:
  • Manages fixed assets disposal, transfers, and adjustments.
  • Reviews and approves the fixed assets monthly reconciliation and completes monthly fixed assets expense elimination entries.
  • Leads the journey level accountant to complete asset spot checks, tagging, annual training, annual inventory, and other fixed assets procedures outlined in the System Office Business Process Standards.
  • Reviews and implements changes to the University’s fixed asset accounting system.

Capital Improvements (CI):
  • Supervises the journey level accountant responsible for processing the weekly CI vendor invoices and weekly reconciliations.
  • Completes monthly reconciliation procedures to State budget reports, including reclassification entries, CI monthly reconciliation, work-in-progress, and arbitrage reporting.
  • Creates fund and attribute codes, establishes the budgets, and sets up the project tracking sheets for new CI projects, and processes requisitions and budget transfers.
  • Maintains positive balances for all capital improvement projects and provides adequate approved allotments of funds.
  • Analyzes, reviews, and integrates CI budget related information and guidance received from multiple internal and external offices including the UNC System Office, Office of State Budget & Management ( OSBM ), Office of State Controller ( OSC ), as well as the ASU Controller’s Office and Budget Office.
  • Serve as a resource to the Office of Design & Construction, Office of Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations, Budget Office, the University Controller’s Office regarding financial and budgeting matters on capital projects. Collaborates with various stakeholders to resolve accounting, budget, and other related issues.
Financial Reporting & Other Duties:
  • Performs the year end fixed assets closing procedures, including but not limited to depreciation calculation and posting, asset useful life evaluation and updates, building inventory, library books, intangible assets, building impairments, and loss on disposal balancing.
  • Performs the year end capital improvements procedures, including but not limited to capital improvements close out and balancing to State CI budget reports, review of assets to capitalize (reclassify from construction in progress), CI accounts payable accrual, CI retainage accrual, and construction-in-progress balance reconciliation.
  • Serves as a member of the Financial Reporting team within the Controller’s Office and independently completes fixed assets and CI related worksheets, notes, and disclosures.
  • Assists the Director of Financial Reporting in implementing new GASB standards and requirements, new policies and procedures, and/or new systems related to fixed assets and capital improvements when needed.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range
$80,000 - $83,876

Physical Demands of Position

Typical office environment with long periods sitting at a desk.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
Resume/CV
List a minimum of 3 professional references with contact information

Quick Link
https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/43523

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