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Capital Assets Accountant - Project Accounting

Company: Penn National Gaming
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewDont just work. Work Happy.A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming we think youll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.Your daily responsibilities includeSUMMARYThe Staff Accountant for Project Accounting performs cost accounting functions for primarily non D&C projects including reviewing of POs, invoices and contracts; tracking of contract payments; creating journal entries for cost allocations and accruals; providing budget to cost reports to project owners and coordinating with other staff accountants and accounts payable accountants at the service center, and property personnel. The position also has responsibility to prepare monthly account reconciliations and gather support data for sales tax audits; and close project costs to fixed assets.Theperson must exercise effective communication skills, exhibit strong cost accounting acumen, function effectively working with team members located in the service center and at properties throughout the US.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe following and other duties to be assigned as necessary:

  • Review CIP project costs to ensure cost are applicable to project and POs are fully paid, when project is complete and all costs incurred, close out project costs in CIP and transfer costs to fixed assets accounts, enter asset data in BNA fixed asset system.
  • Obtain contracts from contract administrator for non D&C projects and issue tracking POs, creating contract tracking reports as applicable; updating contract tracking for invoices received.
  • Assist other staff to follow up on issues with POs to address remaining outstanding commitments; post project accounting transactions to clear commitments as necessary,
  • Prepare JEs to estimate depreciation for large projects that have been placed in service as needed.
  • Prepare journal entries for reclasses and cost allocations such as payroll overhead allocations, for accruals for work performed but not invoiced, and for invoiced but not paid; create JEs to push out monthly costs to properties, track contracts and related costs.
  • Prepare cost segregations as needed for D&C or smaller non D&C projects and create of assets in BNA.
  • Prepare reconciliations of project balances, and BNA balances to general ledger balances; prepare reconciliations for accruals, and other accounts., assist with preparing roll forwards as applicable.
  • Review capital purchase request forms submitted from properties and approve, providing approvals in Coupa and/or project accounting module, working with other staff or Seniors as applicable.
  • Prepare and update various project cost reports for Property Project Owners and Finance Leaders; coordinating with the Accountants to send project data to the properties and receive the propertys responses.
  • Assist Senior or Manager with preparing and tracking Open Projects, coordinating projects needing to be closed.
  • Interact effectively with buyers, Accounts Payable team and Property personnel for new vendor set up, and for checks needing to be processed immediately.
  • Proactively provide support for internal and external audit requests, sales/use tax audits, create reports and provide support for miscellaneous requests from other departments as required.
  • Participate in software application upgrades and implementations.To be successful in this position it will require the following skill setQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or equivalent preferred.
    • Project or Construction cost accounting background and/or three years experience required.
    • Working knowledge and experience with a construction accounting application.
    • Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work in a high stress, fast paced environment managing multiple tasks, projects and personnel simultaneously with a positive, approachable demeanor. Must possess ability to prioritize conflicting duties for self and accounting department while maintaining timeline integrity for projects and tasks.
    • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision/oversight by anticipating next steps.
    • Able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats and present information appropriately based on the target audience.
    • Attentive to details with ability to translate into the big picture.
    • Regularly and proactively communicates work progress, concerns, and questions in an open and forthright manner.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents in English, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read and communicate verbally in English. Written communication skills in in English may also be required.REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSEmployee must be able to qualify for licenses and permits required by federal, state and local regulations.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and must have the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Employee could be exposed to an environment containing unrestricted second-hand tobacco smoke.Something to leave you withPenn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means youll enjoy a fun working environment.Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!Location US-NV-Las VegasPosted Date 1 week ago (1/6/2020 2:47 PM)Job ID 2020-71612Casino Property Penn National Gaming, Inc.Position Type Regular Full-TimeCategory Accounting/Finance

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