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Title : Fixed Asset Accountant

Location : Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Refer to Job # AHSL608130

This large New York law firm opened with a labor and leveraged-leasing practice and quickly built a substantial corporate and litigation practice. Today the office is organized into the following practice groups: Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Personal Law, Antitrust, and Trade Regulation. Unlike many other national firms with local offices, the New York office has an independent practice base generated by its attorneys. The New York-based attorneys spend substantially all of their time working on behalf of clients of the New York office. The work environment is fairly casual and conservative, but the attorneys are rewarded with competitive salaries.
Philadelphia office seeks a fixed asset accountant. The candidate will maintain detailed fixed asset records. Review accounts payable vouchers and vendor invoices for proper capitalization. Compile monthly updates for fixed asset additions and dispositions for all domestic and foreign offices. Maintain detailed fixed asset records in the Sage FAS software. Work involves an understanding of basic currency conversions from functional currency to US dollar. Calculate monthly depreciation expense and gain or loss on asset dispositions. Maintain detailed WIP accounts for assets to be placed in service. Maintain partner furniture records. Update General Ledger. Prepare monthly journal entries and reconciliations between the fixed asset software and the general ledger. Prepare Depreciation Reports for Tax Purposes. Calculate annual depreciation expense for regular tax, alternative minimum tax and state tax purposes. Calculate gain or loss on asset dispositions for regular tax, alternative minimum tax and state tax purposes. Calculate regular tax depreciation for interim annualized income calculations. Provide detailed fixed asset information for tax returns prepared in foreign jurisdictions. Prepare Projections. Develop depreciation expense projections for budget and planning purposes. Bachelor's degree in accounting is required. Good Excel skills are essential. Experience with Access is helpful. Experience with FAS fixed asset software is beneficial. Knowledge of basic MACRS tax rules including bonus depreciation is preferred.

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