Fixed Asset Administrator (ESA-ESTEC)


Sapienza Consulting is recruiting an experienced Fixed Asset Administrator to csupport the HIF Directorate at ESA-ESTEC.

Responsibilities of the Fixed Asset Administrator

  • Collect capital expenditure information, analyse nature and review supporting documentation to determine eligibility for capitalisation as construction and development assets
  • Monitor in close cooperation with the Directorates, all financial and non-Financial modifications to Fixed assets in compliance with ESA internal policies and procedures
  • Support the Directorates for performing the periodic physical inspection of fixed assets, reviewing the results, conducting necessary follow up and accounting adjustments
  • Based on the information provided by the Directorates, perform accounting for equipment disposals, impairments
  • Reconcile property, equipment and intangible assets sub-ledgers to General Ledger
  • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts, and close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed
  • Maintain fixed assets master data in the corporate database
  • Review and update the detailed schedule of fixed assets and accumulated depreciation
  • Provide timely support to project teams on matters related to fixed assets acquisition, development and or management
  • Any other ad-hoc queries as assigned

Profile of the Fixed Asset Administrator

  • Master’s Degree in finance/accounting or equivalent
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Consistent, relevant work experience in the domain of Fixed Asset
  • Solid experience and excellent understanding of IFRS/IPSAS, in particular IPSAS 17 and IPSAS 31
  • Management / Accounting in a multinational company with long term development projects
  • Ability to interface with technical owners of fixed assets and willingness to understand their perspective
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal and Ability to work well in team
  • Strong knowledge of SAP FI-AA and MS Excel
  • Experience working in a high-volume environment and/or with multiple business lines
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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