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Fixed Asset Accountant

REQ: REQ-129996 Finance

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Job Summary:

The Fixed Asset Accountant is responsible for recording the cost of newly acquired assets, tracking existing assets, recording depreciation, the disposition of assets and preparing fixed asset reporting. Additionally, the Accountant will assist with managing the fixed asset team and all the various deliverables.  Furthermore, the Accountant ensures all asset related responsibilities are in line with laws, regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Essential Duties:
  • Reconcile and monitor construction in progress accounts for newly acquired fixed assets
  • Review capital projects in Construction in Process (CIP) for in use start and work with fixed asset team to get moved to depreciating assets
  • Post monthly depreciation and do analysis
  • Prepare reconciliations as assigned
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly fixed asset reporting internally and externally
  • Enter journal entries as assigned for closing at the end of each month
  • Assist Accounting Manager with review and posting of journal entries for fixed asset team
  • Timely and accurate posting of fixed assets into ERP system/SAP
  • Ability to identify issues and work within the finance team and other teams to resolve the issues
  • Review costs to ensure proper treatment (capital vs. expense)
  • Work closely with Finance Capex Analyst to ensure capital projects are setup correctly and that fixed asset team has the information needed
  • Manage annual Fixed Asset Physical Inventory
  • Coordinate with departments to get assets tagged and other information needed for asset records
  • Support the Accounting Manager/Controller’s efforts for implementing and maintaining internal controls for fixed assets
  • Work with the Accounting Manager to implement fixed asset accounting policies and procedures as they are developed
  • Manage and coordinate audit inquires within the fixed asset team for both internal and external auditors
  • Prepare Tax reporting related to Fixed Assets
  • Manage and coordinate yearly SOX self-assessments for fixed asset team
  • Assist/coordinate ad hoc projects in fixed assets to improve efficiency
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s degree
Essential Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of fixed assets experience, preferably in a manufacturing or similar environment
  • Advanced literacy with Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheets and database functions
  • Follows procedures put in place by the finance team to compile data into worksheets and databases
  • Ability to use reasoning to solve problems that may arise
  • Communicate effectively with fellow team members and members of other departments
  • Utilize established resources to complete work efficiently and effectively
  • Strong customer service skills including excellent verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Responds to inquiries from other departments in a timely manner
  • Capable of handling confidential information in a responsible manner
  • Flexibility and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Highly organized and able to follow a systematic method of performing a task
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Ability to collaborate with and form teams
  • Ability to work with domestic and international teams
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Fixed Asset Responsibilities: 85%
  • Internal control: 10%
  • Audit:  5%
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of SAP, Oracle or another fully integrated ERP system preferred but not required
  • Build strong relationships and collaborate well at all levels
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments, and effectively manage deadlines
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)


About Us:
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation. 
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. 

Supplemental Information:
Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction. 

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.


REQ: REQ-129996 Finance

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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