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Property Accounting Assistant

Company: Rice University
Location: Houston
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Position InformationPosition SummaryThe Office of Property Accounting is responsible for establishing and promoting measures that will enable the University to adequately safeguard and account for its capitalized buildings, books, and equipment, and, is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable state, federal, and University rules, regulations, policies and procedures.The property accounting assistant reports directly to the property supervisor; and, performs all aspects of property accounting work in the acquisition through disposition cycle. The primary emphasis of this position includes equipment inventory, tracking, and analysis support by following established policies and procedures for both capital projects and equipment items. S/he ensures assets are correctly identified and recorded in the University Fixed Assets system and provide property education/awareness to department administrators and equipment coordinators.The ideal candidate has strong computer skills, the ability to work independently and with others along with a high level of attention to detail. This role requires competency and confidence in interactions with all levels of employees both internally and externally. We are looking for a team player with a great attitude who enjoys working with people.Education RequiredHS Diploma or equivalentSubstitution for Education RequirementExperience may not be substituted for the education requirement.Education PreferredBachelors degreeType of ExperienceRelated experience in property accounting supportSubstitution for Experience RequirementMay substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.Experience Preferred

  • Experience with plant funds and inventory maintenance
  • Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems including transaction review, analysis, and data entry, strongly prefer Banner experienceLicense/Certification RequiredNoneSkills Required
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)Internal / External ContactsClose and frequent contact with departmental administrators and staff members of the Controllers Office via telephone, email, and in person.Physical Demands
      • Requires working at a computer for extended periods of time (up to eight hours per day)
      • May require visiting areas of the campus which are not easily accessible to all individualsWorking Conditions
        • Open cubicle environment
        • Occasional evening or weekend work related to projects as neededSecurity SensitiveYesJob Title: Property Accounting AssistantDepartment: Property AccountingFull Time/Part Time: Full-TimeRequisition Number: S20236Open Date: 11/08/2019Close Date: 12/06/2019Salary Information: $17.84 to $22.11 per hourWork Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Benefits Eligible: YesEligible for Overtime: YesExperience Required: 5 yearsEssential Personnel: Position is not considered essential during a campus emergency.Rice University Standard of Civility: Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.Quick Link for Posting: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21891Essential Functions: - Coordinates and conducts physical inventory which includes data entry in Universitys Fixed Assets system - Reviews and reconciles detailed equipment data in the Universitys Fixed Assets system - Resolves problems and answer departmental questions as related to equipment inventory - Proactively works with department administrators, equipment coordinators, and others to investigate and actively question the current use and need of equipment in order to maintain an accurate, current inventory and to properly dispose of items no longer required by the University - Researches lost or stolen items and coordinate any special report requests from departments - Performs other duties as assigned

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