Accountant, Capital Asset Accounting - Hybrid Schedule
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 519969
Job Type: Officer of Administration
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 35
Reporting to the Manager of Capital Asset Accounting, the Accountant, Capital Asset Accounting is responsible for identifying and tracking capital assets and the proficient in the use of the Asset Management system.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leading the process to tag capital assets and reconciling items to Asset Management;
Coordinating bi-annual inventory of moveable equipment;
Maintaining tracking system for untagged assets;
Maintaining tracking systems for fabricated assets;
Coordinating the tagging and reconciliation of offsite assets;
Tracking and recording asset disposals;
Tracking and recording asset transfers in and out of the University;
Reviewing vouchers, requisitions, purchase orders, journal entries, and internal transfers to ensure compliance with University policies for recording capital assets;
Working directly with departments to clear exceptions;
Cross-train with Capital Asset Accounting colleagues to gain familiarity and ensure coverage;
Performs other related duties and special projects, as assigned.
Bachelor???s degree in accounting, business, or the equivalent plus 2-4 years of experience required.
Experience in an asset-intensive environment and/or a university or not-for-profit setting is desirable
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
Computer proficiency (Word, Excel)
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.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.