Cost Accountant

Gaithersburg, MD
Jul 21, 2017
Aug 21, 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 is seeking a Cost Accountant in Gaithersburg, MD to join our General Accounting team and play a key role in supporting a vibrant high technology organization. The candidate selected for this opportunity will join a TEAM of individuals focused on the corporate accounting functions of the Hughes.  

  • Accounting for the corporate general ledger, including preparing journal entries, schedules and analysis for the monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger close.
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and makes suggestions for improvement
  • Analyze reports, records, and financial data
  • Organize files and records in an efficient manner
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or senior accountant

  • Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 2+ years of accounting experience with a good understanding of revenue recognition concepts and overall financial statement preparation
  • 2+ years of experience with Excel required (intermediate skill level)
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1 or more years of related general ledger accounting experience
  • Understanding of accounting principles, basic analytical skills, good organizational skills, and excellent time management skills
  • Corporate accounting experience
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Inventory and Project based accounting
  • Understanding of revenue recognition concepts and accruals
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) – able to communicate and establish working relationships with other departments and personnel; capable of drafting and organizing substantial documents
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets, mathematical calculations and formulas associated with the calculations
  • Ability to excel within time constraints and rapid turnaround situations.
  • Strives to achieve effective performance within the team, working for the overall success of the company
  • 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.
    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.

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