Reporting to the Manager of Capital Asset Accounting, the Accountant is responsible for identifying and tracking capital assets.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leads process to physically tag all new capital assets. Partners with the various schools/departments to arrange and conduct walkthroughs to identify and tag assets. Reviews purchase orders and vouchers to determine if the assets are parent or child. Upon completion of physical tagging, notifies manager of any exceptions or issues: reconciles and updates Asset Management.
Maintains tracking system for untagged assets and for following up to ensure proper disposition; maintains tracking systems for fabricated assets; coordinates tagging and reconciliation of offsite assets; tracks and records asset disposals; tracks and records asset transfers in and out of the University; reconciles other adjustments to the equipment inventory to University financial records.
Coordinates bi-annual inventory of moveable equipment; assists in the maintenance of University land and building records; maintains list of Departmental Equipment Coordinators; maintains listing of Equipment Tag Numbers used at Columbia and offsite locations; and works with departments to clear inventory exceptions.
Partner with other departments such as RPIC to prepare and provide supporting documentation for various audits and to identify process efficiencies.
Cross-training with CAA Accounting colleague to gain familiarity of peer role responsibilities
Provide assistance to University Housing accounting team in the following areas:
Maintain and update key data in tenant management systems
Refresh tenant accounts for each new billing cycle
Performs other related duties and special projects, as required.
Bachelorâ€™s degree and/or equivalent plus 2-4 years of related experience required.
Experience in an asset-intensive environment and/or a university or not-for-profit setting desirable.
Preference for candidate with education/experience in accounting, business, or finance.
PeopleSoft experience preferred.
Must be detail-oriented with the ability to function independently and under pressure in a high-volume environment essential. Strong oral and written skills required. Computer proficiency (Word, Excel) required.
Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 514319
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