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Lease Accountant

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Feasterville Trevose, Pennsylvania, United States
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (VWTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment and reuse. We design and supply a range of water systems, from food and beverage applications, to municipal water, to microelectronics ultrapure water and heavy industrial wastewater treatment.

At WTS, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We are an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We offer challenging and meaningful careers, with competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lease Accountant with specialized knowledge in lease accounting to join our team. As a Lease Accountant, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing the lease accounting operations, ensuring compliance with accounting standards, and providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making within the organization.

This position is full-time onsite in the Trevose, PA office with some hybrid flexibility

Key Characteristics
  • Attention to detail and ability to identify and resolve reconciliation issues
  • Ability to prioritize and work to tight month-end deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead and oversee all aspects of lease accounting, including lease classification, recognition, and measurement, in accordance with the latest accounting standards (IFRS 16).
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date lease data records, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and adherence to internal controls.
  • Prepare and review financial statements and disclosures related to leases for inclusion in the company's periodic financial reporting.
  • Review lease agreements and related documents, identifying key terms and conditions that impact accounting treatment.
  • Liaising with both internal and external auditors and other external bodies
  • Establish, implement and maintain accounting policies, procedures and internal controls
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, communicate progress, develop a plan and execute effectively
  • Provides assistance to timely and accurately address financial questions or concerns.
  • Assist with process improvement in day-to-day operations and department workflow optimization
  • Direct, lead, and coach the direct reports team. Foster a positive and inclusive team environment and support personal career development. Develop and foster customer centric center of excellence to internal and external stakeholders. Establish goals, key initiatives, and priorities for the team


Hard Skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Possess good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Soft Skills
  • Inclusive: Passioned for working in different cultures and environments, in a collaborative organization with a diversity team.
  • Team Player: Ability to work with others toward a shared goal, participating actively, accountable and committed to the entire team respecting peers, leadership, stakeholders, and clients.
  • Inspirational: Excellent oral and written communication skills: Communicate clearly and professionally with Finance and non-Finance professionals within the organization being able to inspire others.
  • Decision Maker: Challenge the status quo and make decisions based on your role to be an effective problem solver and use critical thinking skills to find new ideas and connect them to provide the best practices and tools to our stakeholders and clients.
  • Flexibility: Adapt and respond to the changing environment and to constructively create opportunities for change through active participation.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-confident to make sound independent decisions.
  • Ability to successfully interact with a variety of people.
  • Proven ability to lead, train and develop team.
  • Must have a hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • 8+ years of experience in accounting or finance
  • 2-3 years of experience working with lease accounting standards such as IFRS 16 or ASC842
  • Able to work hybrid in Trevose, PA

  • Preferred global experience
  • A Master's degree or CPA qualification is a plus.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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