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Fixed Asset Accountant

Company: National Express
Location: Lisle
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:



A leading provider of student transportation, National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. NELLC operates 250 branches in North America, employs 30,000 individuals and has revenues of $1.2B. National Express consists of Durham School Services, Septran, Petermann Bus, The Provider, Safeway, Smith Bus and TransExpress in the Unites States and Stock Transportation in Canada. As a leader in student transportation, National Express, LLC (NELLC) is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. We are currently seeking a Fixed Asset Accountant - Senior, to work from our corporate headquarters in Lisle, IL.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The Fixed Asset Accountant will be responsible for processing fixed asset transactions, performing month-end closing procedures and ensuring fixed asset activity ispresented in accordance with accounting standards in our financialstatements. The individual that fills this positionwill be an accounting professional who, as a result of experience in public and/or corporate accounting, possesses the knowledgeand skills necessary to performthese tasks and has potential to grow within the NationalExpress Accounting organization.

Specific Responsibilities of this Position Include:

Thisposition is responsible for supporting the Accounting organization in a variety of responsibilities, including:

Record fixed asset transactions in Oracle, including set-up of capital expenditures, transfer of expenditures from CIP to in-service asset records, and processing fixed asset disposals



  • Work independently with various departments to review the status of CIP assets

  • Review supporting documentation to ensure assets are being capitalized or expensed in accordance with accounting standards and with Companyestablished capitalization policy

  • Approve purchase orders to ensure proper coding to capital

  • Coordinate timely month-end close of fixed assets system in accordance with the Accounting month-end close schedule

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual fixed assets reporting, including general ledger reconciliations, roll-forward schedules, additions & disposal details and depreciation expense

  • Assist with tax and audit (internal and external) requests and other ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests

  • Assist with internal controls documentation and testing

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements or automation

  • Support management in completing special projectsand other tasks as assigned
    Qualifications and Skills:



    • 3-5 years of relevantaccounting experience

    • Previous fixed asset accounting required

    • Strong analytical skills, with the ability toreview results, identify anomalies and take appropriate follow-up action

    • Comfortable with change, can act as a change agent

    • Detail oriented and well organized

    • Self-motivatedindividual who takes own initiative on tasks and projects

    • Knowledge of Microsoft packages (advanced Excel skills a plus)

    • Oracle experience preferred

    • Knowledge of U.S. tax depreciation methodologiesa plus

    • Bachelors degree in Accounting

    • CPA certification preferred




      National Express is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Keywords: National Express, Chicago , Fixed Asset Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Lisle, Illinois

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