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Senior Technical Accounting Analyst at Intelsat (Washington DC)

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Your role in helping us shape the future:
As part of the Controller's organization, you will leverage your experience researching relevant accounting guidance to identify key accounting issues and recommend accounting solutions and disclosure requirements for complex and non-routine transactions, including but not limited to new product/service offerings, acquisitions, revenue recognition, leases, impairments, investments, fresh start accounting, or other critical technical account matters as they arise. You will also ensure that our accounting policies and estimates are updated timely to reflect the relevant accounting changes.
In addition, you will participate as a key support role to the Financial Reporting function by assisting in the continual monitoring of current and emerging financial accounting issues and assist in the determination of the impact to Intelsat. You will be expected to work closely with all functions across the organization, including but not limited to: Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Business Development, Investor Relations, FP&A, Financial Reporting as well as our external auditors.
Are you up to the challenge?
  • Assist with technical accounting research and apply judgement in the evaluation of arrangements in all areas of the business, supporting our business units with their assessment of accounting issues
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure appropriate treatment of complex or non-routine business transactions, including but not limited to business combinations, revenue arrangements, leases, impairments, investments, etc. while coordinating information gathering with other departments to complete the required analysis
  • Assist in preparation of technical accounting memos supporting the conclusions of the above complex or non-routine business transactions
  • Plan and coordinate discussions with external auditors regarding the company's evaluation of the above complex or non-routine business transactions
  • Monitor, interpret and implement new financial reporting and accounting standards and pronouncements
  • Work closely with the Financial Reporting group in preparation of the quarterly and annual reports
  • Provide guidance, oversight and training to team members on a project basis to include creating and presenting different training and GAAP update courses to accounting staff and upper management
  • Update, integrate and provide guidance on company-wide accounting policies
  • Assist in with special projects and preparation of ad-hoc reports and analysis as necessary
  • Interface with external auditors and other advisors, as required

You should definitely have:
  • Bachelors' Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited university
  • (3) years of demonstrated financial reporting, accounting and accounting research experience with a national public accounting firm
  • Thorough working knowledge of US GAAP, SEC, IFRS (desired) and other accounting and reporting standards
  • Experience in researching and developing technical accounting procedures and positions in response to complex accounting issues, with the ability to draft position papers, suggest policy actions and otherwise provide formal written guidance to management regarding those issues
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint with strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to integrate and balance priorities, work activities and resources for the benefit of multiple stakeholders

It would be nice if you had:
  • Command over core business processes (i.e. Accounting, Financial Reporting, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Revenue Recognition, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following areas: ERP systems, ability to evaluate risk impact and vulnerability, experience driving Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) work, multinational compliance experience
  • CPA certification or on the path to becoming a CPA

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 of 3 days per week in office 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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