Senior Accounting Assistant

Gaithersburg, MD
Nov 17, 2016
Sep 01, 2017
Full Time
Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar Company, (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share.

Hughes has an exciting job opportunity for a Senior Accounting Assistant to support Corporate Accounts Payable in our Finance organization. The candidate selected for this opportunity will join a TEAM of individuals focused on corporate operational accounting responsibilities in Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Daily review of email in-box multiple times daily, scan and attach invoices received
  • Distribution of documentation to appropriate AP coordinator
  • Accountable for established corporate processes & procedures for the Accounts Payable department
  • Have some knowledge of uploading vendor invoices files into financial reporting system
  • Data entry of vendor invoices (completing 3 way match)
  • Sort and file processed invoices for weekly check run
  • Match check copies to appropriate vendor invoices and ensure that all remittance backup is included with payment
  • Process payments in accordance with set vendor payment terms
  • Complete monthly service invoice accruals
  • Work closely with Procurement on any invoice discrepancies including price, quantity or goods receipt issues.
  • Resolve customer invoice disputes
  • Review vendor statements regularly to ensure that all invoices listed have been received

  • Basic Requirements: 
    • High-school diploma or GED
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Accounts Payable or relevant equivalent experience
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong administrative and organizational skills
    • Ability to effectively interact and work with internal and external customers both verbally & written
    • Strong communication skills to work through analysis and issues that arise on accounts
    • A team-player with a desire to contribute high-quality work resulting in success for the overall team and company.
    • Knowledge of SAP Accounts Payable system
    • Efficient use of Microsoft Office applications expected (Excel and Word) as well as 10-key calculator
    • Basic understanding of bookkeeping principles is required
    • Able to work well independently & process a large volume of mail, invoices & inquiries on a daily basis
    EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations, video delivery solutions, and engineering services. Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30 years.
    Together with three of our subsidiaries—EchoStar Technologies, EchoStar Satellite Services, and Hughes Network Systems—we offer employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what’s possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue—over three billion dollars’ worth!
    At EchoStar we know the excitement of new endeavors. We pride ourselves in not just our engineering expertise, but as pioneers forging technological change to improve the lives of our customers. We are Connecting the World in new and exciting ways, and offer you the opportunity to learn more about how EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!
    EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.