Senior Accountant - Part-time/Permanent

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - San Diego Ref #8227 05-Mar-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.  

Do you love helping others in a pinch? Are you passionate about accounting and providing the extra assistance needed to support a rapidly growing public company during crunch times? Do you have the flexibility in your life to work certain weeks in the month where your efforts are needed the most? If so, then you may be our next Part-Time/Permanent Corporate Accountant at Viasat!

Job Responsibilities

As a Part-time/Permanent Corporate Accountant at Viasat, you will be integral in supporting the monthly and quarterly close process and help fill the gap during peak times. You will support our general ledger, fixed asset, and revenue recognition teams. You will prepare routine and standard journal entries, quarterly schedules, account reconciliations, other analytics, and aid in testing procedures.

A typical workweek could include one 40-hour week out of each month and/or three 40-hour weeks at the end of each quarter. The actual work schedule and hours will be determined once the candidate has been identified.

  • 5+ years accounting or relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Heavy prior experience in monthly/quarterly close process
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP, financial statements, and accounting theory
  • Ability to perform recurring tasks monthly independently
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to partner and build relationships with others within and outside the accounting team
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Self-motivated with the ability to balance and prioritize competing demands
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • CPA
  • Large public company experience
  • ERP system experience (Oracle preferred)

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