Senior Corporate Accounting Analyst

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Responsibilities

The Position

  • Located in Basking Ridge, NJ, the Sr. Analyst reports to the Manager of External Reporting
  • The Senior Analyst will be primarily responsible for the  preparation of periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, primarily Forms 10-K and 10-Q

 Specific Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the preparation of periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), primarily Forms 10-K and 10-Q, including footnotes and Management’s Discussion and Analysis
  • Analyze the results of the business and ensure that the results are accurately communicated to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Investor Relations, Legal, Treasury and the business units to ensure consistent and accurate reporting of results and messaging to external stakeholders.
  • Assist in the Company-wide coordination of the consolidated financial statements' quarterly 302 certification process
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly earnings release and Form 8-K, as needed
  • Responsible for the preparation of financial statement variance analysis and other internal management reports, including the quarterly income statement, balance sheet and cash flow fluxes as well as the detailed cash flow report
  • Address and resolve questions / concerns raised by the external auditors
  • Responsible for researching technical accounting issues and evaluating the disclosure impact related to new events and activities, as well as the impact of new accounting standard updates, as needed
  • Participation in the preparation of Forms S-3, S-4 and other Form 8-Ks, as needed
  • Responsible for preparation of annual subsidiary financial statements
  • Participation in preparing the pension, savings and benefit plans’ audited financial statements and SEC and Department of Labor filings
  • Proficiency with IBM Cognos Disclosure Management or FSR a plus
  • Responsible for Ad hoc special requests as needed

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, related field, or equivalent experience required
  • CPA required
  • MBA preferred
  • 3+ years of progressive experience working in public accounting or SEC reporting experience required
  • Working knowledge of the complexities of a large global company and ability to operate within a matrix environment required
  • Experience in a large ERP environment preferred
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines in compressed time periods

Leadership & Management Behavioral Competencies

  • Demonstrated track record of attention to detail, time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong technical financial skills and a comprehensive understanding of accounting, public accounting, GAAP, PCAOB standards and SEC regulations required
  • Ability to provide sound business judgment, strategic thinking, and broad financial and business perspective across the organization
  • Ability to deliver results in a consistent and sustainable manner
  • A strong and engaging presence, inspiring a spirit of cooperation and a sense of purpose
  • A positive can-do attitude with understanding of real limitations and the ability to push back when necessary
  • Strong communication skills as demonstrated through crisp writing, speaking and thinking and proven experience interacting with senior management

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to challenge the norms and processes and relentlessly look for ways to add value and to position the organization for success
  • Dynamic, proactive, and decisive – adapts well to change; able to provide leadership and functional expertise in a fast moving and competitive business environment
  • Strong intellect. A quick thinker who can hold his/her own in the company of thought-leaders and other high performance professionals
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and synthesize complex data and information into a fact-based decision making framework
  • Mature, with high professional integrity and honesty – able to separate people from issues and manage sensitive interactions and issues effectively and with appropriate judgment
  • A high-potential individual with the ability to motivate peers

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.