Director, Segment Controller

Gaithersburg, MD
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
Market Job Title Director, Segment Controller Requisition Number 7293BR Company EchoStar Corporate Job Category Finance/Accounting Geographic Location (posting location) MD-Gaithersburg-LFF Job Description (Do of the Job) EchoStar Corporation is seeking a Director, Segment Controller who will be responsible for leading all accounting, consolidation and reporting functions for the Hughes Network Systems segment. He/she with report to the Sr. Vice President & Corporate Controller for EchoStar. This is a highly visible position with a team of direct reports and the successful candidate will regularly interact with the Hughes' and Corporate senior management, the legal, the business and functional group personnel around the world, as well as the various professional service providers. The right candidate will also provide support and advice for matters related to technical accounting or interpretations and or applications of accounting guidance that affect the business. Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), an EchoStar Company, 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.Responsibilities: Lead the accounting function for the Hughes segment, including consolidations and equity accounting, inventory and project cost management and all other aspects related to the general ledger Manage the overall month end close and operational processes in connection with related party transactions and support to the business segments and divisions Review the monthly and quarterly results with senior financial management Maintain financial records and ensure compliancy with company policies and US GAAP Coordinate the technical accounting research and application of GAAP relevant to various transactionsReview and provide input on the Company's SEC reporting requirements, as well as coordinate the preparation and review of the supporting financial schedules in these documents Maintain and monitor corporate and department compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures Coordinate work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records as well as the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from audit findings Coordinate the statutory reporting requirements and compliance for Hughes' international subsidiaries Maintain best in class process and procedures for significant areas of responsibilityIdentify, design and implement process improvements, as appropriate, to simplify, standardize and streamline efforts Contribute to the professional development of staff and provide direction and leadership within the assigned functional areas Supervise direct reports in relation to staffing involvement, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc. Support ad hoc financial information requests Travel, international and/or domestic, may be required but it should be less than 10% of the time. Qualification/Skills (Know of the Job) Basic Requirements:Bachelor degree in Accounting or Masters in BusinessCertified Public Accountant with a minimum of 15 years progressive accounting experience10 or more years of management or lead experience Preferred Qualifications:Experience in public accountingPossess a solid understanding of US GAAP and have experience in its application for preparation of financial statements.Revenue recognition and multiple element arrangements products, services, long-term contracts and lease arrangementsConsolidation and equity method accountingInventory and project cost management and accounting, Foreign exchange transactions and reportingComplex transactions, including related party transactions and those transactions involving long-lived assets and the requirement for periodic assessments for impairment​Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively across multiple functional and business groupsA successful track record of leadership and the ability to build teamsA proven ability to be decisive, resolve issues and deliver on commitments and deadlinesPrior experience working with large ERP systems (Oracle or SAP) and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM/FDM).EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries-EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems- EchoStar offers 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. 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. US Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.