Join US Cellular’s accounting and finance team and accept the challenge to grow, contribute and impact the customer experience for millions of wireless customers across the U.S. We are an ambitious, fast-paced team responsible for accounting and operational functions at U.S. Cellular, a technology-based, publicly-traded company on the NYSE.The Senior Accountant role will develop your skills and leadership through analysis of complex accounting topics, critical thinking, innovative use of technology, and guidance of other team members. The primary focus of this position is to support the preparation of GAAP financial statements. The position provides an opportunity for an individual to gain an overall understanding of the Company’s financial statements by playing an integral role in supporting the operations of the business, facilitating the timely completion and analysis of financial results and accounting transactions, leading an efficient close process, and understanding of internal and external requirements to ensure accurate reporting. This role requires an energetic individual who proactively identifies and implements process and technology improvements, and has a passion for accounting, and learning about the wireless business and wireless technology.Principal Accountabilities
Resolves a wide range of accounting issues in innovative ways
Performs periodic testing of key internal controls, and alerts management to any control deficiencies in a timely manner
Supports both internal and external audits by providing necessary support
Conducts special studies and develops or recommends accounting methods or procedures
Analyze financial reports and records, making both accounting and operational improvement recommendations
Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications
Provide business partners and management with actual-to-budget variance analysis including providing insight to identify causes and resolution of variances
Manages workload effectively and efficiently by prioritizing responsibilities
Reviews, researches and recommends improvements to analysis, reporting, and systems
Respond to financial inquiries of operational management providing requested information for management of the business
Coordinates accounting matters with other departments and locations
Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced associates
Responsibility and Decision MakingWithin acceptable accounting practices, Senior Accountants demonstrate sound judgment in developing solutions to apply to their areas. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity to complete. Senior accounts must have the ability to work well independently and formulate recommendations for solutions
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred
Minimum of three years of broad accounting experience; public accounting experience preferred, Big Four a plus
Broad knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures
Experience working with or within a public company with SEC reporting and SOC control requirements preferred
Strong PC literacy skills in a Windows environment with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access and Word)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and associates
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements
Normal office working environment
Cyclical, sometime unplanned overtime required
U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.
About U.S. Cellular
Building Up and Building Out
Diversity is a core value of our Dynamic Organization. It is who we are, and aspire to be, as a company.
When U.S. Cellular® associates come together, we create a rich tapestry of passionate and diverse associates who pridefully lead with excellence. We each bring our diverse cultures, backgrounds and talents together for a common purpose—to provide the world’s best customer experience.
Diversity creates a passionate climate of individual thought, creativity and industry-leading innovation that fully engages our associates in the business, thereby giving U.S. Cellular® a competitive advantage for continued growth. It enables us to be a best-in-class employer of choice, trusted business partner and cherished neighbor that attracts, engages and retains the best talent from around the world, as well as provide superior results for our customers and our organization.