Accountant

Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 04, 2017
Ref
8261BR
Function
Accountant
Industry
Engineering
Hours
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 career opportunity for an Accountant to support the Corporate Accounting organization. The candidate selected for this opportunity will join a TEAM of individuals focused on the corporate accounting functions of the Hughes subsidiary in Gaithersburg, MD.

Responsibilities:  
  • Review monthly reporting packages provided by subsidiaries to ensure accurate reporting with US GAAP.
  • Identify any unusual items and work with respective teams to resolve in a timely manner.
  • Prepare journal entries and produce supporting memos and schedules for the monthly close process.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and manage intercompany activity with subsidiaries.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and drive implementation of the solutions.
  • Support the preparation of audit requests for both internal and external auditors. 
  • Provide assistance to ad-hoc projects.
  • Maintain internal controls in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.


  • Basic Requirements:
  • B.S. Accounting degree and CPA, or CPA candidate
  • 2+ years of accounting experience including proficiency in using MS Office products, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with SAP or similar ERP system
  • Experience with consolidation of international subsidiaries
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships across the organization
  • Ability to work efficiently within time constraints and fast-paced environment
  • A team-player who strives for a high-level of performance within the team, working for the overall success of the accounting team and the company.
  • Self-starter who seeks opportunities to enhance skills related to accounting and financial matters.
  • Ability to communicate bilingual Spanish – English

  • 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.