Staff Accountant

Employer
Intelsat Corporation
Location
Mclean, VA
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled No. Vacancies: 1.0 FLSA: Department: 13016.Operations Accounting and Financial Reporting Location: McLean, VA Travel %: None Education: Four-year college degree Experience: At least 1 year of experience required Equivalency: Equivalent combination of education & experience not considered Does this position have direct reports: No Join an innovative team that is responsible for transforming the customer experience by creating and bringing to market new products and services based upon globalized connectivity without boundaries. We reach beyond the traditional satellite industry and the broader communications landscape. As part of the Intelsat vision, we will define new products with the performance, features, and flexibility required to open new profitable markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most reliable and secure communications globally. To accomplish our goal, we are looking for bold thinkers to fill this role and continue our legacy of innovation for decades to come. You will perform general accounting activities for assigned functions in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) standards. Activities include: prepare journal entries; document and maintain accounting procedures; assist with support of quarterly and year end audits; prepare monthly and quarterly analysis as well as account reconciliations. You must have the following to be considered for the role: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in accounting or finance One or more year(s) of demonstrated accounting experience Familiarity with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC and other accounting and reporting standards Proficiency with computer Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint Excellent written and oral communication skills required Strong motivation, initiative, and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines The following is considered a plus: CPA certification or CPA candidate More Details: Support the general accounting process for various functional areas, adhering to a strict monthly accounting close schedule. Prepare journal entries with referenced supporting documentation in accordance with best practices. Conduct account analysis and research to ensure accuracy and understanding of account balances and activity. Prepare various reconciliations, schedules, and reports. Use accounting knowledge to provide correcting entries to management for any reconciling items and works to minimize such discrepancies on a go-forward basis. Prepare audit packages, as assigned. Interact with various levels of staff to obtain information and/or resolve issues for assigned tasks, accounts and/or legal entities. Create and/or maintain process documentation and procedures for assigned tasks. Conduct administrative tasks, as assigned, that require coordination across groups and/or functions. Provide support on special projects as needed. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world's leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat's customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.