Fixed Asset Accountant

Your new company

G&W UK/Europe Region offers a range of logistical solutions based around its three core service platforms of Rail, Road and Terminals. G&W is unique in the rail industry, owning or leasing more than 122 freight railroads organised in nine locally managed operating regions with 8,000 employees serving 3,000 customers. We have acquired over 100 railroads since 2000 including UK companies Freightliner and Pentalver. G&W are currently creating a new Shared Service Centre in Birmingham city centre and as a result are now recruiting for a significant number of Accountant positions.

Your new role

Reporting into the Finance Operations Manager as part of this newly created team you will take full ownership of the fixed asset accounting, however, you will also gain exposure to additional management accounting activity. will take place. The Fixed Asset Accountant will play an integral role as part of the Management Accounts/R2R team and will be responsible for driving process improvements, increasing efficiency and developing working relationships across the business. Key responsibilities include: -

  • Monthly reporting and reconciliation of Asset ledger
  • Running off monthly depreciation, write of assets
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register including uploading of additions, disposals, asset transfer files and checking that assets are not duplicated
  • Creation & posting of General Ledger journals to reflect the above
  • Ensuring all approvals of fixed asset expenditure & projects are in place in line with company guidelines
  • Valuation of disposals and impairments
  • Follow up and tracking KPI's on asset utilisation
  • A detailed understanding of capitalisation rules in line with appropriate accounting standards and be confident challenging the business where accounting policies or standards are not being adhered will be required

Experience required

Our client is ideally seeking candidates with at least 5 years’ management accounts experience in a large and complex shared services environment (or similar) and they are open to considering candidates who are qualified, qualified by experience or in their final stages of study. To be successful, you will need to possess fixed assets experience combined with excellent communication and problem-solving skills and a pro-active attitude.

About you

The transition to Birmingham offers a huge opportunity to drive change through our FSSC operation. You must possess a can-do attitude being part of a team creating something new with great opportunities to excel. Passionate about doing the right thing, you will thrive working in a challenging environment, where significant opportunities exist to improve the way we work.

We anticipate that our staff will all have a voice and will openly feedback and challenge management where required, to ensure that an open and transparent working environment is created. All of our staff will take full accountability for their efforts and delivery, as well as their personal development.

The organisation is going through major change as we invest heavily in systems whilst reviewing our processes to ensure we keep things as simple and as effective as possible for our stakeholders.

If you have the right mindset and skills to help us create a shared services operation that will evolve, develop and grow over the next few years then join us on our journey.

How to apply

G&W are working exclusively with Hays Specialist Recruitment. For more information about their current vacancies please call our Hays project team, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 18.00pm on 0121 230 1451/ email G& or visit our dedicated recruitment microsite at Hays have been retained by G&W for this recruitment project and any 3rd party CV`s or direct applications will be forwarded to Hays as part of the campaign.
For more detailed information, or to view other vacancies with this organisation, please visit our dedicated recruitment website 


Job type:
Supply Chain & Logistics
Senior Finance Qualified
£35,000 - £42,000 + Bonus + Benefits
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Talk to a consultant

Talk to Rosie White, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Birmingham

St Philips House, 4 St Philips Place, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B3 2SL

Telephone: 0121 230 1451

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