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Sr Accountant

Company: Viasat Inc.
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionBased in Lafayette, LA the Sr. Accounting role will work directly with the Finance Manager/Controller to assist with the monthly close process in accordance with US GAAP. This position will assist with all functions of the US Accounting team including A/R, A/P, SOX compliance, analysis, reporting, etc. This position will provide both financial and operational analysis of the including monthly and quarterly reporting requirements. Major Responsibilities

  • Prepare and assist with the monthly accounting close for the US Region (Posting journal entries, preparing balance sheet recs)
  • Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Ensure accurate and timely facilitation of the A/R and A/P functions
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests
  • Preparation of reports and filings required by the Federal Communications Commission
  • Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Prepare close documents and reports, including B/S Account Reconciliations, ensuring quality, accuracy and compliance with both US GAAP and regional statutory regulations
  • Ensure all Regional Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control are accurately completed and appropriately documented
  • Provide the US Controller with all analytics, both financial and operational, required to manage and grow the business
  • Ensure appropriate accounting for Accrueds, Prepaids, Deferred Revenue, Revenue Reserve, Capitalization of equipment and labor, Sales Tax Payables, Property Taxes, etc.
  • Ensure all intercompany transactions are posted correctly
  • Ensure fixed asset ledger with AFE/CAPEX reconciliations are accurate along with changes in depreciation, and disposals/new assets. Communicate with regional project managers over OPEX/CAPEX. Update US Controller with variance comments as needed.
  • Conduct weekly calls with operations on costs updates, purchasing, and status of projects
  • Assist with integration plans related to conversion of different accounting systems, as needed.
  • Serve as liaison between the US Accounting Team and our external auditors for interim and year-end testing proceduresCANDIDATE SPECIFICATION: KEY SELECTION CRITERIAEducation:
    • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or related field; Master's degree a plus
    • C.P.A. License (or local equivalent) is a plusExperience:
      • Minimum four (4) years hands-on experience in finance and accounting functions
      • Close the Books experience required
      • Experience working cross-functionally including working directly with Operations, Sales and Executive Management
      • Experience in a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) control environmentKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Applications; Excel, Word and PowerPoint a MUST HAVE
        • Hands-on knowledge of financial and accounting software; SAP B1 and Oracle a plus
        • Great interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to manage time in coordination with FAs located around this globe
        • Candidate should be eager to learn and develop their financial reporting and analytical skills as well as learn the operational side of this growing business
        • Candidate should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, continuously growing, and evolving environmentby Jobble

Keywords: Viasat Inc., Lafayette , Sr Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Lafayette, Louisiana

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