Verizon Lead Accountant in Lake Mary, Florida

What you’ll be doing...

You will be a key experienced professional in our Accounting organization, driving value-add projects and process improvement initiatives. You have a strong accounting knowledge base and the ability to apply it to a wide variety of scenarios. You will primarily be an individual contributor, but will have opportunity to provide guidance and leadership to others. If this fits you, come help our Finance team run better every day.

In this position, you will support general accounting functions and report to an Accounting Supervisor or Senior Accounting Manager. The majority of the responsibilities will be to assist the Senior Manager or Supervisor with the higher complexity monthly close process and ad hoc projects.

  • Performs complex analytical assignments and prepares accounting related reports as an individual contributor.

  • Prepares and enhances assigned monthly balance sheet account reconciliations. Leverages financial and accounting experience and acumen to analyze and interpret data to make recommendations on possible courses of action as appropriate.

  • Provides subject matter expertise on generally accepted accounting principles to support the proper treatment for business transactions.

  • Engages the team and establishes priorities for project management of related initiatives including impact on systems.

  • Leads complex accounting projects independently, including development of new stakeholder reports.

  • Interacts with internal team as well as key stakeholders outside of accounting to successfully complete multiple and diverse deliverables.

  • Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of financial data.

  • Identifies and drives implementation of process improvement opportunities for Accounting, working closely with either internal teams or service providers and leveraging system solutions and simplifications.

  • Provides resolution of inquiries and escalations from internal customers and, ensures root cause analysis and issue/error resolution.

  • Provides guidance and drives processes to ensure the company’s compliance with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley, GAAP, and Verizon Accounting Policies.

  • Works as a project manager, as needed, to plan and structure work activities and set deadlines. Subsequently monitors progress on tasks.

  • May review monthly balance sheet account reconciliations on an ad-hoc basis and assist staff with research and issue resolution.

What we’re looking for...

You’re organized and analytical, and have the ability to identify process improvements. You have solid accounting knowledge across a variety of topics and the ability to self-direct, manage projects and meet deliverables. You are developing your management and leadership skills through assigned and self-driven projects and assignments, but enjoy working as an individual contributor.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience in the preparation of general ledger postings and account reconciliations.

  • Knowledge of FASB requirements, generally accepted accounting principles and accounting best practices.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of accounting systems and applications such as SAP, PeopleSoft, CPM/Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, Blackline or related systems and applications.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

  • Master's in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or equivalent.

  • CPA certification (or are in the process of getting certified).

  • Experience with continuous improvement initiatives and root cause analysis.

  • Consistent attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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