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Fixed Asset Accountant - Installed Base

Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Finance

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City based BioFire Diagnostics. We believe in the power of diagnostics and bioMérieux sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health across the globe. Come be a part of our mission to help save lives.


Position Summary:

This role is an individual contributor role responsible for Install Base Fixed Asset Accounting and record maintenance for North America region.  This role will provide fixed asset schedules for monthly reporting, install base reporting, tax schedules as well as assist with budget preparation and analysis of the install base as required.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of the company’s Quality System
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date Fixed Asset addition, retirement, disposal, impairment and depreciation information for all install base assets.
  • Ensure that all instrument equipment records are updated and maintained accurately, including location, position status, disposition, cost center, etc.
  • Assist with annual fixed asset physical inventory count.
  • Ensure CAPEX additions are approved and posted to correct General Ledger Accounts, Cost Centers and/or Project (if applicable) according to accounting guidelines and departmental instructions.
  • Determining capitalization value and creating addition records for all customer returned instruments which ownership transfers to BioFire.
  • Assist with budgeting CAPEX for install base assets as required.
  • Provide Install Base Fixed Asset reports for month, quarter and year-end close.
  • Reconcile Install Base sub ledger to Fixed Asset GL accounts monthly.
  • Assist with internal and external audits as required.
  • Assist with month-end close activities and related journal entries as required.
  • Accounting duties including general office duties, such as copying and filing.
  • Other accounting duties as assigned.
  • Other special projects as assigned.


Studies, Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s degree in Accounting or equivalent required. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years accounting experience; preferably in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Strong computer skills in Excel, Word, E-Mail and Internet. 
  • Experience with Fixed Asset accounting in an ERP system, SAP.


Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 13,000 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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