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Company: Intelsat
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Telecommunications, Broadcasting


Your role in helping us shape the future:

The Senior Accountant, International will lead all aspects of operational accounting and governance compliance at entity and country level for the Commercial Aviation business of Intelsat.  You will effectively act as the subsidiary level subject matter expert for the assigned entities internationally.  To accomplish your tasks, you will be working closely with the revenue team, fixed asset team, the tax team, HR, and Accounts Payable, as required.  You will also supervise all outsourced accounting services for the assigned entities. Your success will be measured not only based on the accuracy of the work results but also the efficiencies you would create.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Lead the accounting functions for the assigned Inflight International subsidiaries, including A/R, A/P, Fixed Asset, Lease schedules, local expenses, payroll, bank reconciliation, and GL account reconciliations
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close processes for the operations
  • Review and approval of local/statutory accounting reports
  • Lead all local annual audit requirements for assigned international subsidiaries and supports the domestic (US) audits
  • Build financial reports / dashboards for international subsidiaries
  • Prepare financial forecast for both tax department and for auditors
  • Reconcile statutory accounting records with US GAAP data on NAV
  • Collaborate with other teams, functions, and data owners across the company to align on process and data issues and to ensure any required changes to policies, procedures, and processes are implemented
  • Perform special projects and related duties and responsibilities as assigned

You should definitely have:

  • B.A. degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience required
  • Four to six years of experience in accounting/auditing
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Work experience with NAV accounting system, preferred
  • Solid knowledge of US GAAP and preferably IFRS
  • Possess problem solving skills and the ability to operate in a fast pace, high-intensity work environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, a variety of outside working partners
  • Effective communicator with the ability to translate technical information to all levels of staff and stakeholders both in written form and verbally
  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); advanced Excel skills required

It would be nice if you had:

  • CPA or MSA
  • Public Accounting and SOX experience
  • Experience in a multi-divisional, multi-location and multi-currency high-growth environment
  • Experience working with international entities
  • Multilingual is a plus

What it's like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite and inflight connectivity landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. 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.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Flexible work arrangements including hybrid policy of 3 days per week in office
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture 

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Job requires ability to sit for long periods of time

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