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Senior Accountant, Foreign Offices Accounting at Intelsat (Washington DC)

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Your role in helping us shape the future:
As Senior Accountant, Foreign Offices Accounting you will perform general accounting activities for assigned functions in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) standards. Your activities include preparation of statutory accounts and financial statements under US GAAP and IFRS, and preparation and review of journal entries. You'll be required to document and maintain accounting procedures and identify process improvements and assist with year-end audits. The Senior Accountant will also prepare monthly and quarterly analyses as well as account reconciliations and complete identification of complex accounting issues while researching possible solutions. Additionally, you'll assist with lease review and disclosures.
Are you up to the challenge?
  • Ability to adhere to a strict monthly accounting close schedule.
  • Prepare and review journal entries with referenced supporting documentation in accordance with best practices.
  • Conduct complex account analysis and research to interpret and ensure accuracy and understanding of account balances and activity.
  • Support the evaluation and recording of complex transactions in accordance with US GAAP/IFRS/Other GAAP
  • Prepare various complex 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.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders in Tax, Treasury and others to coordinate activities within scope of control and resolve issues during the monthly close process.
  • Support consolidated audit and manage statutory audits by developing deliverables and responding to auditor inquiries and issues.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate audit packages, communicating with internal stakeholders, peers and auditors as necessary to finalize deliverables and/or resolve inquiries and issues.
  • Interact with various levels of staff/management to obtain information and/or resolve issues for complex accounting issues, assigned tasks, accounts and/or legal entities.
  • Create and/or maintain process documentation and procedures for assigned functions, ensuring compliance with audit and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 standards.
  • Develop and document accounting procedures and policies for scope of control.
  • Ability to present to executives' information that is easily understandable.
  • Complete special projects (e.g. assistance with analysis, process improvements), as assigned.

You should definitely have:
  • A Bachelor's degree in from an accredited university with a major in accounting or finance.
  • At least five years of demonstrated accounting experience in a complex, multi-entity environment.
  • Working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC and other accounting and reporting standards.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required; good presentation skills.
  • A self-starter, with strong motivation, initiative, and the ability to work independently or collaboratively to meet deadlines.
  • CPA certification or CPA candidate preferred
  • Experience with Oracle accounting systems preferred

What it's like to work with us:
Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite and inflight connectivity landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.
  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including DTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Flexible work arrangements and hybrid work policy of 3 days per week onsite experience
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

Other Job Info
  • 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.
  • Job requires ability to lift up to 20 lbs
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What are Intelsat Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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