Accountant

Recruiter
Alaska Communications
Location
Skwentna
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
24 Oct 2019
Job role
Accountant
Sector
IT
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
An Accountant on the Alaska Communications' Accounting team is responsible for contributing to the production of timely and accurate financial reporting. The integrity of our reporting is confirmed through monthly general ledger close, account reconciliations, and exception analysis; and through communication with operational business partners to facilitate the accuracy of financial data. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions Statement(s) Prepare accurate financial statement reconciliations including related journal entries. Prepare, examine, and analyze financial data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Maintain up–to–date knowledge of GAAP, SOX 404, regulatory requirements; and multiple billing and financial reporting systems. Create and maintain moderate to complex spreadsheets to perform and document analyses to evaluate and ensure accuracy of financial data. Prepare and maintain customer billings too complex for standard billing systems. Maintenance of detailed continuing property records including analysis of projects, unitization of assets, appropriate financial treatment and accounting for retirements. Gather information from multiple sources to: ensure cross–departmental use of "best practices," resolve business partner issues, and facilitate streamlining processes. Other moderate sized special projects and duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Competency Statement(s) Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. Accurate – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem. Communication, Oral and Written – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and in written form – clearly and concisely. Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures. Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre–determined result. Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. Initiative –– Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. Problem Solving –– Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work–related problems. Judgment –– The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information. Technical Aptitude –– Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information. Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. SKILLS & ABILITIES Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance plus two (2) years professional level accounting experience resulting in a demonstrable understanding of accounting principles and increasing level of responsibility. Demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience in an ERP accounting system. Experience in the communications industry which results in a demonstrated familiarity with regulatory, financial and competitive nature of business, preferred. Please complete our online application at Alaska Communications is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; creed; national origin; ancestory; age; gender (or gender identification or expression); sexual orientation; mental or physical disability, except where disability is a bona fide occupational disqualification; marital status; change in marital status; parenthood; pregnancy or family relationship; status as a disabled or protected veteran; or any impermissible characteristic as defined by law. View the U.S. Department of Labor Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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