Senior Accountant

| Woburn, MA, USA
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Job Description

The Team

We are seeking a Senior Accountant to join American Tower's U.S. Tower division's Finance organization. The Accounting team within the Finance organization properly records and reports the Company's U.S. Tower division's revenue and direct expenses for both the tower and managed networks businesses. The Accounting team also supports operational teams by providing reporting over areas they are responsible for (including fixed assets, repairs and maintenance, and utilities) while ensuring adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and internal accounting policies. Day to day you will assist with monthly financial close activities, including journal entry preparation, account analysis, and balance sheet reconciliation, and will also prepare reports through analyses of basic operating statistics and/or financial data.


What You Can Offer Us

  • Perform monthly financial close activities for units with over $3 billion in annual revenue including:
    • Own preforming analyses of profit and loss accounts for U.S. operations;
    • Own preforming balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring transactions are reported properly to support REIT and securitization reporting; and
    • Maintain internal control documentation, checklists, and audits to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Coordinate across the organization to understand unusual financial transactions and determine proper accounting treatment.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies to prevent control deficiencies and data to support SEC reporting requirements.
  • Identify and recommend systems optimization opportunities and process improvements; implement approved changes.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with GAAP and internal policies and procedures.
  • Review budget v. forecast analyses and trends; produce monthly operating reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA and/or master's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of accounting or finance experience required; 3 or more years preferred.
  • Experience with Oracle Financials strongly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP with the ability with little or no supervision to make independent judgments while applying GAAP to standard business transactions.
  • Approximately 5% travel will be required in support of the position's responsibilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.

About Us

American Tower is a global digital infrastructure company serving customers through tower sites and other real estate solutions that support connectivity and opportunity, focused on achieving our vision of Building a More Connected World. Our success is rooted in the potential of our people and the power of local teams at our offices and sites across 25 countries.

We are one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and a publicly traded (NYSE:AMT), Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The next decade will be an exciting time as we evolve our infrastructure to meet tomorrow's needs and position our people to elevate their impact, their potential, and our shared success. Come grow your career with us!

For more information about how American Tower is building a more connected world, visit

American Tower is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, reproductive decisions, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

More Information on American Tower
American Tower operates in the Internet of Things industry. The company is located in Boston, MA. American Tower was founded in 1995. It has 5010 total employees. To see all 12 open jobs at American Tower, click here.
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