Fixed Asset Accountant
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Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.
Working under general guidance, the Fixed Asset Accountant will perform all duties related to the prepaid and fixed assets including maintaining subledgers; performing month-end duties and research as required; preparing journal entries, reconciliations, and audit schedules; analyzing associated activity accounts; and other tasks as assigned.
This position requires detailed analysis of invoices in order to determine asset validity, classification, and significant amounts of data entry in a time sensitive environment while adhering to all policies and procedures. This position often requires collaboration with internal and external partners requiring an effective command of technical knowledge and the skill to deliver through verbal and written communication to those without technical knowledge and training in a professional manner.
Prepare, record, and reconcile journal entries and the general ledger in all accounts related to areas of assigned accountability, prepaid and fixed assets, taking appropriate action to research, correct, and raise concerns to management as needed.
Analyze activity in accounts related to areas of assigned accountability, prepaid and fixed assets, taking appropriate action to reclassify, amortize, or depreciate as required by company policy and US GAAP.
Maintain Excel based construction in process and subsidiary ledger import schedule which includes review and research to determine asset validity, life, classification which requires significant amounts of data entry.
Maintain fixed asset subsidiary ledger software including monthly asset imports for new additions, monthly depreciation calculations, other monthly close operations, and various reporting on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
Prepare various manual reports, schedules, and analysis as requested, primarily focused on fixed assets. These may include roll-forward of balances, ratio analytics, identification of recurring subscriptions that have not been renewed, and others.
Maintain Excel based reconciliation of prepaid annual contracts which includes review and research to determine validity, terms, department classification, and amortization schedule while working closely with other departments and partners to plan and properly record transactions.
Assist in preparing and managing requests from internal and external partners including clients, internal auditors, external auditors, and client audit partners.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from a regionally accredited institution required.
Minimum of 3 years’ hands on accounting experience, experience with Fixed Assets strongly preferred.
CPA or CPA candidate preferred.
Must pass pre-employment background investigation.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.