Accounting Manager, Viasat Brazil

Brazil - São Paulo Ref #8228 17-Feb-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

The Accounting Manager will lead the Brazil, in addition to other Latin America countries as we continue to grow, accounting activities of a U.S. headquartered multinational telecommunications publicly-held company directing broad aspects of operations, including establishment of accounting process and practices for emerging markets, and overseeing ERP implementation in Brazil.  Must be a self-starter and work with limited direction while taking full ownership of the areas of responsibility while providing solutions and alternatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely, consistent, accurate and relevant reporting to Corporate office and local management
  • Manage Statutory & Group reporting standards and interface with accountants for local compliance and other local requirements
  • Point of contact and liaison with accounting/finance teams and outside service providers
  • Work with tax team to ensure taxation compliance including transfer pricing, sales taxes and payroll taxes
  • Manage cash flow and timely payments to vendors
  • Ensure all accounting activities are compliant with statutory and legal requirements
  • Ensure timely review and approval of all balance sheet accounts, variance explanations and general ledger account reconciliations
  • Ensure compliance with SOX by promoting the Company's internal control policies
  • Identify and help implement policies to improve efficiency
  • Liaise with various business partners such as legal, HR, Tax, and other functions to establish structure and processes for new international operations
  • Perform technical accounting research to ensure compliance with local GAAP, US GAAP and SOX, as applicable

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline with an accounting emphasis preferred
  • Brazil accounting certification required (CRC) and experience in public accounting and audit at a Big4 accounting firm
  • Experience in ERP implementation in Brazil, preferably with Oracle
  • A minimum of 6-8 years of technical accounting experience
  • Management experience in a supervisory or management role
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Ability to work in a changing environment
  • Team player who can demonstrate initiative, entrepreneurship, and sound judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing and leadership skills
  • Bi-lingual with Portuguese and English language skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25% within Latin America and USA

Preferences
  • Experience in telecommunication or technology industries
  • Experience with medium to large multinational company

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS

Years of experience:

Other

Travel:

Up to 25%

Citizenship:

None

Clearance:

None

Worker Classification:

Employee

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