Senior Director of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting


: $175,290.00 - $175,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

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EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries--EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems-- EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what's possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.. We are seeking a Senior Director of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting who will be responsible for leading the SEC reporting for our two filing entities, SOX compliance and our technical accounting globally - both US GAAP and IFRS. These functions are currently shared across the team and we are bringing them together in one team. This role is based at our EchoStar office based either in Englewood, CO or in Gaithersburg, MD and will report to the Senior Director based in Englewood. This is a highly visible leadership role with two direct reports and the ability to expand the team over time. Additionally, and just as importantly, in order for us to be successful, this role must also be a close partner and strategic leader who can successfully interact with the other teams - Executive Team, Finance, Operations, Internal Audit, IT, and Subsidiary Management teams to name a few - in order to understand their strategy, concerns and issues to ensure that we are appropriately accounting for our operations globally and that we are in compliance with SOX, SEC and other local standards and requirements. Lastly, the successful candidate will own the consolidated audit process with KPMG as well as regularly interact with our other professional service providers.. This person needs to actively assess what needs to be done to grow, improve and scale our various accounting compliance operations and the underlying processes. He/She must be able to take initiative, get the job done with little or no direction and be able to drive significant value and change into the business - company-wide. He/She must also be an excellent leader who can build cross-functional alignment and participation, have command and control of technical accounting, compliance, financial statement reporting as well as the close process in order to select and build the right tools and processes. Last, he/she needs to have excellent process improvement skills as well as superior writing, presentation and organizational skills.. Responsibilities:. Ensure accurate and timely filing of all required financial statements and forms with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and DEF 14A, which requires close coordination with our legal team. Assistance with quarterly and annual earnings release, investor decks, Audit Committee materials and other outside communications as appropriate.. Responsible for coordinating financial-related external audits, including the integrated audit of financial statements, joint venture financial reports, employee benefit plan audits and statutory audits. Ensure the Company's accounting is in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP and IFRS), including timely adoption of all required Accounting Standards Updates. This includes ongoing assessments for areas like impairment, fair value accounting, etc.. Responsible for determination of the Company's accounting policies, specifically for complex accounting issues and transactions, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for certain non-routine or complex areas. This also includes implementation of new accounting standards.. Assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting packages, including the cash flow statement, weighted average shares outstanding and EPS computations. Responsible for overseeing and maintaining appropriate documentation and identification of the Company's SOX key processes and controls. Responsible for preparation of the SOX annual report and assessment of internal control deficiencies in conjunction with Internal Audit. Manage the SEC department's vendors, by ensuring that the vendors adhere to the agreed upon contract (e.g. SLAs) and that additional fees are held to a minimum.. Drive process improvements and innovations within the department as well as within the global organization. Manage, coach and develop team members. Basic Requirements:. Bachelor in Accounting and 7 years of progressive technical accounting and SEC reporting experience - predominately at large, multi-national public companies. 5+ years public accounting, Big Four a plus. CPA - Active. Travel for business purposes, international and/or domestic, will be required but it should be less than 20% of the time.. Preferred Qualifications:. Masters' degree in Accounting. Strong working knowledge of US GAAP, SEC regulations and technical accounting research capabilities. Prior experience analyzing and implementing new accounting standards across an organization. Experience international consolidation/translation. Prior experience working with large, global ERP systems (Oracle or SAP); Hyperion Financial Management and Hyperion Planning. Experience with Workiva. Experience managing a department-level budget. High emotional IQ - very strong communication and influencing skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively across multiple functional and business groups. A successful track record in getting to the right accounting position. A successful track record in change management. A proven ability to be decisive, resolve issues and deliver on commitments and deadlines. Demonstrated creativity and flexibility in problem solving and project collaboration. Superior organization and prioritization skills. Highly skilled in data analysis and proven ability to present data in a clear, concise and compelling manner to all levels of management. Comfortable in discussing issues, strategy and negotiating with Company executives. Proven self-starter that doesn't need much guidance to get projects done in an excellent manner. Superior writing skills. Superior Excel modeling skills. Superior PowerPoint presentation skills. EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.. EchoStar Corporation is a global satellite services provider and developer of hybrid video delivery technologies. EchoStar is the owner ... * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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