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Senior Accountant - Corporate Accounting at Viasat

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Carlsbad, California

Job Description:

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.
We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.
Job Responsibilities
Do you love being the go-to person? Are you passionate about Accounting and providing the guidance needed to support a rapidly growing public company? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment? If so, then you may be our next Senior Accountant at ViaSat!
As a Senior Accountant at ViaSat, you will be integral in supporting dynamic growth across the Company and ensuring appropriate accounting. You will be responsible for accounting for the construction of satellites, and grow into a role where you will support our global rollout of satellite ground networks. You will track and prepare commitments schedules relating to satellite subcontracts, satellite capacity and fiber network agreements, for the purpose of reporting in 10-K and 10-Q disclosures. You will analyze interest expense and in progress capital development projects, and capitalize interest expense to projects in accordance with ASC 835. You will assist international and new business model expansion efforts at the Company, and assist in developing accounting and business processes for these new businesses from scratch. You will prepare various other journal entries, quarterly schedules, account reconciliations, and analytics. You will support both our internal and external auditors with requests including audit and SOX efforts.
You will identify areas of efficiencies to improve current processes and procedures and determine scalable solutions. You will also research technical accounting issues, interpret guidance, and form an informed accounting position. You will understand our IT systems and reports, and seek out IT solutions to create efficiencies in financial reporting while maintaining accordance with SOX.
2+ years accounting or relevant experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting
Excellent understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial statements, and applying accounting theory
Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with others within and outside the accounting team
Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
Self-motivated with ability to balance and prioritize competing demands
Desire to challenge existing practices and drive process improvement
U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status required
Big 4 public accounting experience
Large public company (>$1B Revenue) experience
ERP system experience (Oracle preferred)
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#LI-CSIAdditional requirements
Minimum education:BA/BS
Years of experience: 2-4 years
Travel: Up to 10%
Citizenship: US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required
Clearance: None