• Senior Financial Analyst

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/3/2018 2:55 PM)
    ID
    2018-2177
    # 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.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of Finance you will:

    • Prepare various weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc financial reports for senior management, the USAC Board of Directors (Board), and the FCC.

    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 prepare financial data, analysis, and reports for distribution to senior management, the Board, and the FCC in a manner that enables decision-making. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Serve as a subject-matter expert of financial data related to assigned divisions. Provide these divisions with high-quality support and communication to enable them to make informed decisions on financial matters.
    • As applicable, attend meetings that discuss financial matters related to assigned divisions. Provide high-quality information and support during these meetings.
    • Assist in the development of the annual budget, providing subject matter expertise for assigned divisions and general support for all divisions.
    • Analyze account activity vs the budget and prepare variance explanations as needed.
    • Provide excellent and professional customer service to internal and external customers, including clear, accurate, and complete communication.
    • Provide User Acceptance Testing support for IT Projects.
    • Assist management in complex analysis to enable decision-making.
    • Assist in the preparation of papers for quarterly and ad-hoc USAC Board and Committee meetings.
    • 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 Finance, Accounting and/or Audit or a related field.
    • You have 3 to 4 years of experience in a financial analyst position.
    • You have 3 to 4 years of experience using advanced Microsoft Excel functions.
    • You have excellent analytical and proven problem-solving skills.
    • You demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and have strong verbal and written communication skills, with experience communicating with all levels of employees.

     

    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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