Accountant

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Responsibilities

ohThis position is responsible for implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s Schools and Library Program. The School & Library Program provides discounts and reimbursements to approved schools and libraries for certain wireless phone services. The position has responsibility for the financial aspects of the Schools and Libraries program. The position is responsible for accounting, record keeping and controls associated with providing discounts to Verizon Wireless customers and recovering these discounts from the Federal Universal Service Fund.

The position interfaces with customer care, regulatory legal, tax technology, accounts payable, accounting and with the Schools & Library Division of the Federal government.

Summary of essential job functions.

Familiar with the types of products and services eligible for E-Rate discount.

  • Research and resolve customer issues
  • Knowledge of the billing system and how the credits are applied to the customer’s account.
  • Arbitrate on VzW behalf with USAC Auditors regarding inquiries concerning VzW customer accounts
  • Interprets USAC policies and guidelines and ensures VZW is in compliance
  • Resolves discrepancies with USAC
  • Responsible for SOX Compliance and maintaining the supporting documentation
  • Familiar with USAC’s and Verizon record retention polices
  • Makes recommendations for process improvements
  • Other projects as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements

  • BA or BS in Accounting, related field or equivalent exerience required
  • Advanced Degree desired
  • 4+ years of Accounting experience required
  • Transaction or regulatory tax experience a plus
  • Experience with in-house systems
  • Must have a working knowledge of financial systems, and controls
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Must be able to work with pivot tables and large amounts of data in Excel
  • Self-starter, and able to work both on a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Independent decision making and financial analysis on a daily basis

Desired Skills & Experience

  • CPA or CMA desired
  • Working knowledge and prior experience with databases
  • Experience with PeopleSoft

 

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.