Responsibilities

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This position is responsible for accounting related Reporting and reports to an Accounting Reporting Manager within the Controlling & Reporting group.  Primary responsibilities will be to assist the Manager with the operations of the department as a subject matter expert as well as lead a team through month end close and financial statement reporting and analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supports the Manager in the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements for the entire Accounting organization.
  • Subject matter expert in business line reporting, including Wireless & Wireline and the monthly Close Decks.
  • Leads complex accounting projects with little to no direction, including development of new stakeholder reports.
  • Supports senior executive requests.
  • Leads and directs a team of accountants responsible for assisting with the month end close, financial statement reporting & analysis (P&L, balance sheet and cash flow) and other tasks related to the maintenance and/or reconciliation of accounting records.  
  • Interacts with key stakeholders outside of Accounting (FP&A, External Reporting) on reporting.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to support the proper treatment for business transactions.
  • Possesses sufficient accounting acumen to review staff's work and analyzes the output for appropriate accounting treatment, completeness and accuracy.
  • Uses their financial and accounting experience and acumen to analyze and interpret data and to make any recommendations on possible courses of action as appropriate.
  • Effectively engages the team to successfully complete multiple and diverse deliverables; is accountable for the related accounting treatment, completeness and accuracy of the work product. Assists in establishing required linkages to the global Finance organization.
  • Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • A further key responsibility of this position is to identify opportunities to increase the leveraging of systems and applications by the user community to enhance business systems optimization for the overall process to minimize manual work‐around and stand‐alone systems. Value is provided to the enterprise by constantly identifying improvements to accounting processes in order to provide timely, accurate information and to ultimately safeguard enterprise assets.
  • Contributes to the formulation of the overall management strategy of the Accounting organization.
  • Identifies and drives improvement opportunities for Accounting and works closely with either internal teams or service providers (if any) to ensure improvement opportunities are implemented.
  • Assist in assessing the services delivered by the service providers (if any) and validating that performance metrics established by service level agreements are met as applicable and that Service Level Agreements are aligned with organizational goals and objectives. As the primary point of contact, provide direction and policy interpretation to third party service providers as needed.
  • Responsible for escalations from internal customers and responses to customer inquiries, ensuring issue and error resolution while analyzing issue drivers and taking mitigating actions.
  • Ensures adequate controls are in place over financial processes and results.
  • Ensures compliance and adherence with controls for internal policies and external regulations.
  • Plans and structures work activities and sets deadlines. Subsequently monitors progress on tasks.
  • Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • This position will also take a more leading role in the company’s efforts to comply with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley, including working closely with both internal and external auditors. 
  • Directs efforts in developing, implementing, and maintaining systems, procedures and policies for the group. Leverages system and technology knowledge to drive simplification efforts.
  • Plans and structures work activities and sets deadlines for their team. Subsequently monitors the progress and results of team activities.
  • Responsible for recruiting, staffing, professional development and/or disciplinary action as needed and provides input to management on their team's overall performance.
  • Leads efforts for developing the skills and experience of staff.

Qualifications

  • Requires BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or Economics.
  • Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or equivalent preferred.
  • 4+ years of Professional Experience, including 1+ year of supervising staff.
  • Employees/Candidates with professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA) are strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the preparation of General Ledgers, Basic Knowledge of FASB requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel; attention to detail; strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong knowledge of FASB and SEC requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, tax reporting and accounting practices. Basic knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Understanding of report query and design.
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems and applications including SAP, Peoplesoft, CPM/Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, and Blackline.
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management is preferred.

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