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Fixed Asset Senior Accountant

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc Cudahy Full-Time
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Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Fixed Asset Senior Accountant is to, along with the Fixed Asset Accountant, maintain the fixed asset subledgers for book and tax purposes for the entire organization.  The includes reviewing the requests from each of the operating companies to ensure the proper authorizations and documentation are obtained for acquisitions, disposals, and transfers.  

The Fixed Asset Senior Accountant performs various functions in ensuring effective maintenance of an organization’s fixed assets and depreciation schedules and ensures that all operating companies are following the organization’s fixed asset policy.   

Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Manage fixed assets by creating and supervising a system of procedures, forms, and controls.
  • Recommend any updates to accounting policies affecting fixed assets to management.
  • Properly record newly acquired fixed assets, disposals, and intercompany transfers in the fixed asset system. 
  • Ensure that assets are depreciated according to company policy and provide reports and journal entries to operating companies on a monthly basis. 
  • Ensure that assets are depreciated properly for tax purposes according to tax law and company policy and provide tax reports to corporate tax team for tax provision and tax return purposes.
  • Review the work performed by the fixed asset accountant.
  • Work with operating companies to ensure costs are properly tracked and placed in service at the completion of a given project.
  • Review the reconciliation of the fixed asset subsidiary ledgers and the fixed asset rollforwards from the various operating companies at least quarterly.
  • Perform revision and update on the detailed schedule of accumulated depreciation and fixed assets
  • Maintain database for lease agreements and determine the accounting implications of all leases
  • Coordinate and/or supervise physical inventory counts of fixed assets
  • Perform fixed asset related analyses as may be requested by management
  • Create and/or review fixed asset related audit schedules, and collaborate with operating companies to address audit requests
  • Serve as company representative at any audits relating to fixed assets facilitated by a government agency
  • Track Company’s fixed asset spending in relation to its capital budget, as well as management authorizations.
  • Assist with the implementation of new fixed asset system. 

Qualifications and Requirements: The qualifications and requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Prefer experience leading or working in a corporate fixed asset department and/or capacity
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience
  • Possess strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong knowledge and experience of fixed assets and General Ledger
  • Possess strong proficiency in Excel
  • Strong ability to work with multiple accounting and reporting systems
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Strong ability to work individually or in a team setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills to meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong ability to give attention to detail and to perform multiple tasks at the same time

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: 

  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and talk and hear others in conversations via the telephone or in person.  The employee is occasionally asked to lift objects of up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment: 

  • The noise level is moderate based on general conversation tones, ringing phones and laser printer operation.
  • Works in well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.


  • Some travel may be required to help coordinate physical inventories at the various operating companies. 

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the position and are not intended to be all inclusive.  The position and any of the requirements listed above are subject to change at any time according to the changing needs of the company.

Skills required

Financial Transactions
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
General Ledger
Standard Accounting Practices


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it comes to helping our team members build a highly successful career in the
transportation and logistics industry, Roadrunner Transportation Systems is
committed to going to the extra mile! 


people-focused philosophy supports service excellence and fuels innovation by
emphasizing honesty and friendliness. As a leading provider of supply chain,
logistics and transportation solutions for customers around the world,
Roadrunner Transportation Systems can offer numerous career paths for new team
members. We are constantly searching for knowledgeable, flexible and
collaborative individuals to support our growing company.


an equal opportunity employer that supports a diverse, drug-free workplace
environment, Roadrunner Transportation Systems is a company that treats its
team members with the utmost respect and integrity. Take advantage of
competitive compensation, on-the-job education and training as well as numerous
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