• Senior Accountant

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/27/2018 11:20 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Senior Accountant within our Finance team.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of Accounting you will:

    • ensure timely and accurate preparation of USAC financial statements and tax returns as well as perform general ledger account analysis and reconciliations and prepare the necessary adjusting journal entries on a monthly basis.

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


    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Senior Accountant will apply principles of accounting (GAAP) to everyday activities.  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Preparation and data entry of monthly journal entries
    • Monthly analysis and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
    • Monthly variance analysis of USAC financial statements
    • Prepares personal property and sales & use tax returns
    • Manage capitalized labor
    • Responsible for the accounting, reporting, and maintenance of the USAC Fixed Assets module.
    • Responsible for accounting and reporting of USAC Project in Process.
    • Responsible for the overall preparation of annual audit schedules
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    About You


    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Finance Division.


    • You have a Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent.
    • You have proficiency in GAAP.
    • You have 5 – 7 years of expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, especially development of pivot tables and data query functions within Excel.
    • You have 5 – 7 years of experience preparing and generating reports from an accounting system.
    • You have 5 – 7 years of experience preparing variance analyses on financial statement line items.
    • You have 5 – 7 years of experience preparing and/or reconciling and analyzing data.
    • You can prepare and deliver information in a concise, professionally written format.
    • You can answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
    • You can work in teams, task forces, etc.
    • You have directed /coordinated work among teams, groups, etc.
    • You have developed and/or created new or more effective ideas, approaches, etc.
    • You have developed and/or created methods, procedures, training, etc.
    • You are able to work independently.


    The following skills are desired:


    • You have working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning software, such as Microsoft Dynamics (GP).
    • You have experience redesigning and/or automating the financial reporting processes of an organization.
    • You have working knowledge of database software such as Microsoft Access.


    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 resume, 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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