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Senior Accounting Manager - ES/IES North America

United States, Texas, Houston
15115 Park Row (Show on map)
November 23, 2022

Job Description
One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We're looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.
Viasat, Inc. is a leader in communications technologies and services whose expertise provides cost-effective, high-speed, high-quality broadband solutions to enterprises, consumers, military, and government users around the globe.
Viasat Energy Services (VES) is a multi-national subsidiary of Viasat, Inc. providing premier, global, end-to-end secured managed communications service and installation capabilities to a variety of customers within the energy industry.
Job Responsibilities
Based in Houston, Texas, the North America (NAM) Controller will manage the NAM and Corporate Viasat Energy Services (VES) teams to ensure a timely and accurate monthly close process in accordance with US GAAP, as well as local statutory regulations. Reporting to the Viasat Corporate Accounting Director, the NAM Controller will serve as a link between Corporate and the NAM units, continuously striving to improve processes and controls and ensure consistent excellence in all regions. The NAM Controller will work cross-functionally to ensure strong teamwork between the Accounting, Operations and Corporate teams. This position will provide both financial and operational analysis of the NAM and Corporate business units, including monthly and quarterly reporting requirements and assistance in the annual budgeting process.
  • Manage the NAM and Corporate VES accounting teams in continuous pursuit of process improvements and compliance with US GAAP
  • Ensure monthly accounting books are closed for the NAM and Corporate VES units
  • Ensure accurate and timely facilitation of the A/R and A/P functions for the NAM and Corporate VES units
  • Review close documents and reports, including B/S account reconciliations, ensuring quality, accuracy and compliance with both US GAAP and regional statutory regulations
  • Ensure all Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) financial statement controls are executed effectively and appropriately documented. Expanding the current suite of SOX financial statement controls where necessary in response to changes in the business, etc.
  • Provide the Viasat Corporate team with all analytics, both financial and operational, required to manage and grow the business
  • Work directly with the Finance Director to facilitate our annual budget process including developing budget methodologies and assumptions, completing budget templates, and presenting to management
  • Work directly with Department Heads and Finance Director to facilitate our monthly forecast process, a more condensed version of our annual budget process
  • Facilitate integration plans related to future acquisitions or regional consolidations including integration of accounting teams and conversion of different accounting systems
  • Assisting the Viasat Corporate Accounting Director with the preparation and review of the VES sub-consolidation before providing the Viasat Corporate Accounting team for consolidation.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy all local tax filings, statutory reporting and required audits
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field; Master's degree a plus
  • Minimum 8 years hands-on experience in finance and accounting functions
  • CPA License required
  • Close the Books and Management experience required
  • Experience working cross-functionally including working directly with Operations, Sales and Executive Management
  • Experience in a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) control environment
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Applications; Excel, Word and PowerPoint a MUST HAVE
  • Hands-on knowledge of financial and accounting software
  • Great interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to manage time in coordination with FA's located around this globe
  • Candidate should be eager to learn and develop their financial reporting and analytical skills as well as learn the operational side of this growing business
  • Candidate should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, continuously growing and evolving environment
  • Experience in telecom industry is a plus
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Additional Requirements and Information
Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
8-15 years
Up to 10%
US Citizenship required
Worker Classification