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Senior Fixed Asset Accountant - Fresenius Medical Care - Waltham, MA

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PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Supports FMCNA’s mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program, including following all regulatory and FMS policy requirements.

Responsible for ensuring accounting activities pertaining to FMS fixed assets represent accurate financial information and conform to United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP). Oversee corporate project accounting, financial analysis, budgeting and financial reporting for capital spending activities. Provide leadership, guidance and subject matter expertise to junior staff on appropriate GAAP treatment of assets and guidance over managing the fixed asset system.


DUTIES / ACTIVITIES:

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Responsible for driving the FMS culture through values and customer service standards.


Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers.


Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication.


Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner.


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Prepare month end close entries related to capital spending, acquisition and joint venture accounting.


Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations for fixed asset accounts, and other accounts as requested by General Accounting. Analyze reconciliations and make adjustment recommendations for variances or write offs as necessary.


Perform project accounting by compiling capital project spending for monthly and quarterly reporting.


Monitor ongoing CIP and Fixed Asset Suspense Aging balances and work with business unit financial centers to ensure timely capitalization.


Prepare monthly/quarterly fixed asset movement schedules, intangible movement schedules and acquisition spending schedules for submission to corporate for use in the preparation of the Statement of Cash Flows.


Work with the FMS business unit finance organizations on capital spending projections, with a focus on understanding the timing of project capitalization status. Include analysis of non-project capital spending activities.


Prepare opening and closing accounting entries for acquisitions and divestitures of FMS clinics.


Collaborate with Legal, FMCNA Corporate Finance and Business Unit Finance groups to review the Purchase and Sale agreements along with other legal documents.


Determine Goodwill and other Intangible Assets based on acquisition values and purchase price.


Prepare and submit financial reporting to Senior Management on Fixed Assets and Capital Spending activities on a monthly basis.


Utilize SAP and other forecasting analysis techniques to prepare consolidated FMS forecasts of all corporate and field based Capital Spending and Depreciation expense and Amortization of Intangibles.


Participate in all forecasting and budgeting cycles as it relates to capital spending and depreciation forecasting, collaborating closely with the FMS business unit finance and Corporate Facility and IT departments.


Mentor junior staff providing guidance, training, leadership and expertise as needed to ensure the accurate and timely performance of department day to day functions.


Provide support on the appropriate GAAP treatment of assets to be capitalized and guidance over managing the fixed asset system.


Provide guidance and leadership to the Fixed Asset Analyst with regards to managing the aged fixed asset suspense balances and CIP balances.


Analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of current departmental processes and procedures. Identify and recommend process improvements/enhancements and assist with the implementation of any improvements.


Other duties as assigned.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION:

Bachelors Degree in Accounting or other Business related field.


EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

Minimum of 4 years in general accounting with emphasis on Fixed Assets, Project Accounting Capital Spending and Acquisition Accounting.


Experience with the month-end accounting close process.


Strong understanding of GAAP is required.


Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is required.


Experience in SAP fixed asset and financial modules, as well as BW is a plus.


Must be accurate, detail oriented and have good organizational skills.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of personnel and management.


EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled







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