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Accountant II

Company: Wheaton College
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

This position is responsible for all aspects of the fixed assets life cycle and related fixed assets journals, reconciliations, and maintenance. The position will oversee the appropriate coding for asset invoices, prepare month-end journal entries for depreciation, set up and maintain construction in process projects, help reconcile Facilities' project budgets, and assist with monthly general ledger close activities. The Accountant II will interface with Facilities' Budget Managers, office Coordinators and other College faculty, staff and students as necessary. This individual will also be a key member of the team which is responsible for the College's Capital and Operating Budgets and serve as the Accounting specialist in support of those efforts. The Account II position reports to the Assistant Controller. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates and monitors controls and procedures for the appropriate accounting of the College's Fixed Assets inventory, including analyzing the capital item order reports, collecting asset information from buyer(s), and recording asset additions and disposals
  • Reviews and approves all the capital item purchases with appropriate fixed asset account codes
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Controller in implementing accounting policies related to fixed assets
  • Processes accounting adjustment journals on a regular basis
  • Performs month-end and year-end reconciliations of the fixed asset subsidiary to the general ledger
  • Calculates and posts the monthly depreciation for all fixed assets in the subsidiary ledger and Banner general ledger
  • Reconciles Facilities' project budgets and helps make corrections or adjustments as needed.
  • Tracks projects' authorization, status and capitalizes each project upon completion
  • Maintains construction-in-progress capital items for further capitalization within the subsidiary and general ledgers
  • Responsible for fixed assets roll-forward schedules
  • Responsible for recording financial activity related to the multi year projects -
  • Supports the development of the capital budget as directed by the Assistant Controller
  • Performs other duties and ad hoc projects as assigned by the Assistant Controller This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time depending on the operational needs of the department. Qualifications
    • Required Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or similar major
    • 1-2 years of accounting experience preferred
    • Highly detail-oriented and organized
    • Self-motivated, independent and a strong sense of responsibility to meet the assigned deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Comfortable with learning new software programs
    • Able and willing to work cooperatively with other team members Physical Requirements The employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach bend or lift up to 10 pounds. FLSA Status - Exempt As a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College's Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton's Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment, which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice and unity.

Keywords: Wheaton College, Wheaton , Accountant II, Accounting, Auditing , Wheaton, Illinois

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