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INTRODUCTION:

At AT&T, we’re connecting the world through the latest tech, top-of-the-line communications and the best in entertainment. Innovation powers all that we do, and our groundbreaking solutions deliver compelling communication and entertainment experiences to millions of customers worldwide. As part of our team, your next big idea could be our newest innovation. Here’s your opportunity to combine your passions for entertainment, media and technology to transform our company and your career. 

OVERVIEW:

  • Assist management in the interpretation and application of FASB ASC 842 (Lease Accounting).
  • Work on complex leasing transactions, following standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data.
  • Responsibility for monthly close cycle, and reporting including preparation of risk and pre-close reviews, journal entries, book close, month-over-month variance analysis, balance sheet analysis and account reconciliations
  • Ensure monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements are complete, accurate and conform to GAAP, SOX and corporate policies.
  • Support partnership, SOX, financial and internal audits.
  • Support special projects as needed including acquisition, lease renegotiations, documentation, and process improvement.
  • Identify areas of risk in lease accounting processes and develop plan for resolution.
  • Ensure accurate and professional responses to all customer requests.
  • Participate in cross training with other positions in the organization.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Update, recalculate, prepare, and upload financial data for the creation of the Right to Use Asset / Right to Use Liability monthly based on data received from various lease administration systems.
  • Interact with Lease Accounting management and Lease Administration Management to ensure lease inventory is accurate.
  • Review quarterly the classification of leases by lease administration teams. Interact with lease administrators, review supporting lease documents, conduct ASC 842 testing and fully document results of testing.  Coordinate any correction to lease classification as necessary.
  • Respond to requests from internal and external auditors in connection with the Company’s financial and internal control audits and the financial records of operational Lease Accounting.
  • Participate in monthly close calls with management and ensure all follow-ups are communicated.

Education Requirement:  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field.

Work Experience:  5+ years of accounting experience.

Supervisory: No

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Must have strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Advanced communication & presentation skills
  • Must have ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Strategic thinker with accounting and auditing knowledge/experience
  • Ability to manage routine workload and assigned projects with attention to timeliness
  • Ability to work with all levels and functions within and outside of the organization
  • Drives for results
  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge of AT&T Accounting systems preferred




Job ID 2203543-1 Date posted 01/13/2022
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