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Director of Technical Accounting

Company: Hughes Network Systems
Location: Englewood
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit . Follow on Twitter.Echostar has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Technical Accounting. The successful candidate will lead EchoStar's Technical Accounting efforts, including responsibility for researching complex technical accounting issues, writing technical accounting memos, revisiting our accounting policies including proposing updates and changes to those accounting policies as necessary. Leading and supporting implementation of new accounting standards, provide accounting consulting to our accounting teams as well as other groups, assist our operational accounting teams with complex accounting rules for revenue recognition, leases, -impairment analysis, investments and acquisitions for our global organization. -This position can be located at either our Denver, CO or Germantown, MD locations.Responsibilities:

  • Carry out research on intricate and complex accounting matters in order to develop a fact-based conclusion to ensure suitable application of authoritative accounting guidance, including drafting relevant technical accounting memos to support these conclusions.
  • Present issues, options, and recommendations to management, including working with our external auditors to reach a definitive conclusion.
  • Through research of technical accounting literature, perform an evaluation of new accounting standards' impact to the company's financial statements to include working with other areas of the organization to understand current accounting practices to determine and conclude how new accounting standards will impact processes and procedures, as well as ensure controls over financial reporting are redesigned as necessary.
  • Build relationships with many stakeholders from all areas of the organization in order to be successful - Executive Team, Finance, Operations, Internal Audit, IT, and Subsidiary Management teams,
  • Support other areas of the organization to find solutions to unusual accounting matters that may rise from time to time.
  • Take initiative with little or no guidance
  • Reassess historical accounting policies, process and procedures to ensure established processes and procedures are aligned with current accounting requirements.
  • Perform ongoing assessments for complex accounting areas such as impairment, fair value accounting, derivative accounting, etc.
  • Assist external auditors as necessary, including completion of quarterly and annual audit efforts.
  • Help lead coordination, review and analysis of valuations prepared by external consultants related to business combinations. Support other areas of the organization to successfully implement accounting processes and procedures related to acquisitions.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time. Basic Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    • CPA - Active
    • 8+ years of relevant accounting experience, including past experience in a technical accounting role Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in Accounting
      • Strong -working knowledge of US GAAP, and SEC regulations, IFRS experience a plus
      • Public Accounting experience, especially if involved with "National Office" / "Technical Desk" of a firm, will be a significant plus,
      • Prior experience analyzing and implementing new accounting standards across an organization
      • Solid understanding of technical accounting, SOX compliance, financial statement reporting as well as understanding of a complex multi-level consolidating close process, -
      • Experience with international consolidations, USGAAP reconciliations and translations, including foreign currency accounting issues, a significant plus
      • Prior experience with drafting SEC Comment Letter responses
      • Excellent organizational and writing skills and be a self-starter that is able to work both independently and on teams
      • A successful track record in getting to the right accounting position
      • A proven ability to be decisive, resolve issues and deliver on commitments and deadlines
      • Proven self-starter -who doesn't need much guidance to get projects done in an excellent mannerWill be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.#EchoStar#LI-EM1 Compensation RangeAnnual Salary: $123,000.00 - $205,000.00 EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all-from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!
        • Financial: -401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability
        • Work-Life Balance: -Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)
        • Employee Incentives: -Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet
        • Health: -Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 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. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

Keywords: Hughes Network Systems, Denver , Director of Technical Accounting, IT / Software / Systems , Englewood, Colorado

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