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  • Fixed Asset Accountant

    Job Location(s) US-PA-Cranberry Twp
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/25/2018 4:04 PM)
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  • Overview

    We’re looking for a dynamic Accountant with strong analytical abilities and a continuous improvement mindset to join our team. A strong, results-oriented candidate will create future opportunities, for themselves, within a major global organization. This position reports to the Global OPEX Accounting Manager and is responsible for maintaining the fixed assets registers for our global entities, while ensuring the integrity of accounting information in accordance with company practices and generally accepted accounting principles.  If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you!




    Description of duties and responsibilities:

    • Perform all accounting duties related to fixed assets and fixed asset reporting such as:
      • Manage global investment module  in obtaining authorization for all capital expenditures in line with MSA’s global policies
      • Set-up all related assets in regards to SAP ECC / Investment Module on a global platform
      • Distribute charges from Assets-Under-Construction
      • Capitalize assets timely
      • Run monthly depreciation and perform related procedures to ensure accuracy
      • Record asset dispositions and retirements
      • Complete monthly account analysis and roll-forward information
      • Generate and distribute asset tags
      • Provide oversight and coordination of fixed asset inventories at each MSA site
      • Maintain proper internal controls over process
    • Perform all accounting duties related to internal order entry and settlement such as:
      • Partner with various functional groups to create, settle, and close internal orders / workbench elements on a timely basis
      • Complete necessary reporting to understand open active/inactive orders and make proper adjustments
      • Maintain proper internal controls over process and respond to auditors questions timely
    • Support MSA’s global capital expenditure (CAPEX) budget process and provide necessary financial analysis for evaluating CAPEX requests
    • Ensure that budget timelines are met for gathering CAPEX information
    • Check accuracy of information throughout budget process and verify compliance with global policy and guidance
    • Complete projects timely, efficiently and successfully
    • Perform global monthly warranty entries and analysis
    • Participate actively on project teams, meet project timelines and complete actions according to project schedule; communicate effectively with other team members so that all issues are clearly understood
    • Perform capital budgeting analysis to support efficient investment in CAPEX (NPV, IRR, Payback Period)


    Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

    • Ability to draft clear, concise, and accurate accounting and financial reports or documents of a moderately complex nature
    • Ability to effectively deliver oral presentations, primarily to internal associates
    • Strong ability to identify project obstacles and use creativity to develop alternative solutions
    • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations on course of action for approval and follows through on course of action
    • Proven ability to coordinate certain aspects of a given project plan, meet deadlines, and produce high-quality work results and reports
    • Willingness to travel up to 25%

    Education and experience required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, economics, finance or related discipline
    • This position is available at two different career levels based upon experience, education, etc:
      • Level I - 2 years relevant experience
      • Level II - 4 or more years of accounting experience


    • MBA / CPA
    • SAP ECC experience




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