Staff Accountant

Intelsat - McLean, VA

Full-time
Equivalency: Combination of education/experience not considered

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

Your role in helping us shape the future:
The Accountant will perform general accounting activities for assigned functions in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) standards. Activities include: prepare journal entries; document and maintain accounting procedures; assist with support of quarterly and year end audits; prepare monthly and quarterly analysis as well as account reconciliations.

Are you up to the challenge?

Support the general accounting process for various functional areas, adhering to a strict monthly accounting close schedule.
Prepare journal entries with referenced supporting documentation in accordance with best practices.
Conduct account analysis and research to ensure accuracy and understanding of account balances and activity.
Prepare various reconciliations, schedules, and reports. Use accounting knowledge to provide correcting entries to management for any reconciling items and works to minimize such discrepancies on a go-forward basis.
Prepare audit packages, as assigned.
Interact with various levels of staff to obtain information and/or resolve issues for assigned tasks, accounts and/or legal entities.
Create and/or maintain process documentation and procedures for assigned tasks.
Conduct administrative tasks, as assigned, that require coordination across groups and/or functions.
Provide support on special projects as needed.

You should definitely have:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in accounting or finance
One or more year(s) of demonstrated accounting experience
Familiarity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC and other accounting and reporting standards
Proficiency with computer, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Excellent written and oral communication skills required
Strong motivation, initiative, and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines

It would be nice if you had:
CPA certification or CPA candidate

What it’s like to work with us:
We emphasize personal and professional growth
Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

Other Job Info:
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This role requires you to sit for long periods of time and work with a computer

Candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
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