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Manchester- Accountant III

Manchester, MI

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Description: Function as one of three (3) degreed accounting professionals supporting the North American Rigid Plastics Region ($2.3B sales) in the area of fixed assets and capital accounting, reporting directly to the Manager, Accounting and Planning. The position has shared responsibility for the accounting and related analysis for capital investments (which have averaged over $75M annually) in 29 locations (1 Regional office and 28 manufacturing sites) located throughout the contiguous United States and Canada. Responsible for medium to complex accounting transactions to accurately and timely record the purchase, transfer, disposal and impairment of capital assets. Should also be able to understand how to calculate book and tax depreciation expense for different asset classes. The role is responsible for managing relationships with external consultants and/or financial auditors as well as internal accounting and non-accounting professionals. Essential Functions Fixed Asset Accounting • Capitalize new assets in SAP system to include review of invoices for each asset, assignment of value, assignment of appropriate book life, asset class, start date and location of each asset for the internal books and all Tax books • Ensure proper classification of items between capital and project expense based on established policy • Complete asset transfers and asset disposals in SAP • Understand how to calculate depreciation expense in SAP on existing assets and record depreciation expense on construction-in-process (CIP) assets that are in service • Conduct fixed asset audit program at plants including preparatory work, physical inventory, tagging of new assets and update records in SAP • Set up approved capital projects in SAP and maintain budgets in accordance with company policy • Calculate depreciation expense for budget planning, includes existing assets, CIP assets, current fiscal year forecast spending and new budget year capital expenditures Reporting & Analysis • G

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