• Senior Financial Analyst

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 4:51 PM)
    ID
    2018-2018
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Senior Financial Analyst within our Finance team to provide financial reporting and analytical support to the Finance Division for operating and capital costs, cash and investment activities, and for the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, you will create and maintain financial models, forecasts, and reports.  In addition, you will analyze USF program data as well as related financial data and presenting findings to leadership in a manner that enables decision making.

     

    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.

    Responsibilities

    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Senior Financial Analyst will assist in developing the company’s annual budget, analyze actual spending against budget, and forecast spending throughout the year.  Further, you will monitor cash activity, forecast short and long term cash requirements, and deliver daily cash monitoring reports and investment recommendations.  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

     

    • Creating and maintaining models for the development of the annual business plan and rolling comprehensive financial forecasts
    • Creating, implementing, and communicating financial information to the organization and programs to ensure easy access to most relevant information
    • Participating in monthly business reviews to analyze results and key information
    • Advising operating managers on actual versus budget expense management
    • Developing financial models to support strategic initiatives
    • Analyzing USF program data as well as related financial data and presenting findings to leadership in a manner that enables decision making
    • Monitoring cash activity, forecasting short and long term cash requirements, and delivering daily cash monitoring reports and investment recommendations
    • Writing issue papers for the quarterly Board of Directors meetings and semi-annual Investment Committee meetings
    • Projecting interest income, calculating prior period adjustments, and preparing cash and accrual fund balance reports
    • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the FCC related to USF obligations, receipts, and outlays
    • Developing the Annual 10 year plan and Mid-Year Review of projected receipts and disbursements (and unpaid obligations) for submission to the FCC
    • Creating and maintaining reports in PowerPlan and Great Plains
    • Preparing ad hoc reports for Finance leadership, USAC management, and external stakeholders as needed
    • Writing, maintaining, and ensuring adherence to policies and procedures related to the function described above

    About You

     

    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of USAC’s financial operations.

     

    • You are passionate about our mission to help Americans gain access to essential communications technology
    • You are a problem solver with great attention to detail, can work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly
    • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations
    • You have 5 to 7 years of experience performing duties similar to those outlined above
    • You have 3 to 4 years of financial reporting, business analysis, budgeting, auditing or accounting experience
    • You have 3 to 4 years of experience using advanced functions within in Microsoft Excel
    • You have 3 to 4 years of experience building business models using Microsoft Excel
    • You have 3 to 4 years of experience writing business documents suitable for distribution to corporate leaders or external parties
    • You are passionate about our mission to help Americans gain access to essential communications technology
    • You are a problem solver with great attention to detail, can work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly
    • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations
    • You possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Finance or Accounting

     

    The following skills are desired:

    • Experience with Great Plains or PowerPlan
    • Experience with Federal Budgetary Accounting, preferred but not required

    About USAC

    Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.

     

    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.

     

    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.

     

    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.

     

    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx

     

    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.

     

    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.

     

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resumes, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button

     

    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.

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