QTS

Development/Fixed Asset Accountant

US-KS-Overland Park
Job ID
2017-2040
Category
Finance/Accounting

OVERVIEW

The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New trends. New opportunities. There’s true excitement surrounding the future. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center. We innovate next-generation cloud and hybrid solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated I.T. platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re defining the curve.

 

As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies, we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve new problems, and create new solutions to improve lives.

 

We are powered by our people.

 

At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.

 

The Development Accountant is responsible for various routine accounting functions that support the budgeting, tracking and reporting of our ongoing significant capital investment activities.

The ideal candidate will have a savvy and strong accounting background in one or more related areas of construction, development or real estate. This candidate will be familiar with accounting for the capital spend/ internal controls of “build out” project activities as it relates to budgeting, construction costs, product development, office furniture needs etc. 

The position requires experience and expertise in managing multiple requests complemented by strong problem solving and analytical skills. To be successful in this role, demonstrated accuracy in urgent responses while maintaining high level view of issues and requirements is critical. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with across all areas of the organization to include upper level management.

 

QTS is a growing, publically-held organization that operates at a fast pace, thus this role requires agility and the ability to manage change effectively.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

 

  • Assist in requisition management by reviewing requisitions, contracts and invoices, and associated lien waivers. Verification that amounts requested are in compliance with internal policy and with vendor contracts and agreements.
  • Support efforts to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, established internal controls, corporate accounting policies and GAAP.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and perform reconciliations of project detail with the general ledger detail.
  • Ensure costs are reflected in the correct project. Review any contract adjustments/change orders related to capital projects for appropriateness.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly project reports from project accounting application software and communicate/distribute reports to budget owners, including review of variances to budget and contracts. Solicit project status updates from project owners for management reporting purposes.
  • Communicate regularly with the Development Team members to understand projects parameters and resolve any accounting issues.
    Review forecasting metrics for capital projects, including return on investment, cash flows, projected completion timing and expected in-service dates.
  • Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system.
  • Conduct analyses related to fixed assets as requested by management.
  • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts, and close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed.
  • Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset ledger to the general ledger.
  • Calculate depreciation for all fixed assets.
  • Review and update the detailed schedule of fixed assets and accumulated depreciation.  
  • Prepare audit scheduled relating to fixed assets, and assist the auditors in their inquiries.
  •  Track company expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to the capital budget and management authorizations.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or equivalent experience
  • Three or more years of recent project accounting, general ledger accounting and\or fixed asset accounting.
  • Three or more years of experience Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Great Plains or similar GL accounting application and experience with Construction Project Accounting software preferred
  • One or more years of experience with excel including pivot tables and v-lookups

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Microsoft Great Plains experience preferred


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization

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