Staff Accountant for Capital Assets and Debt Management

Hoboken, NJ
Aug 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

  • Accounting for all plant fund transactions related to capital assets, debt, deferred charges, interest and deposits with bond trustees.
  • Reconcile related balance sheet accounts, along with identification, analysis and resolution of discrepancies in a timely manner. Ability to clearly document procedures and action plans.
  • Coordinate and conduct activities involved with maintaining a capital asset inventory for the University, including asset verification and tagging, asset location transfer verification, and asset disposal verification, along with proper documentation of such in the financial system.
  • Perform physical inventory of equipment on an annual basis, preferably through a monthly cycle count procedure.
  • Analyze related income statement lines in order to determine the completeness of capital asset additions.
  • Perform the Commodity Reviewer function in the financial system for all Capital Asset purchases.
  • Provide backup and assistance to Senior Accountant for Capital Assets and Debt Management, including maintenance of Plant Fund Chart of Accounts.
  • Other projects and analyses as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • Knowledge of capital asset and debt accounting and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to work with electronic financial systems (ERP systems and reporting tools), extract data, and reconcile financial transactions.
  • Technical proficiency with Word and advanced Excel and data analysis functions.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, analytical, time management, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, to prioritize tasks and establish work plans and timelines.
  • Dedicated professional and team player with excellent communication skills and good judgment.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience in the field or related area.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in business-related discipline or Certified Public Accountant license.
  • Prior experience in a University environment or other research intensive organization.
  • Experience and knowledge of the Kuali Financial System or other systems with a capital assets module.

Plant Fund Accounting

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In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

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