• Staff Accountant - General Application

    Location US-CO-Englewood
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  • Summary

    DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


    Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


    We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


    Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    This Staff Accountant position is part of the General Ledger Group within the Dish Accounting Department. Among other things, this group records and analyzes the various revenue streams of Dish including TV and internet programming subscriptions, internet and phone services, equipment sales and advertising.  It is responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting. This role will work with various Accounting department teams in order to convert to the new standard and maintain the accounting on a go-forward basis.


    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

    • Researching and developing the accounting treatment for the new Revenue Recognition Standard ASC-606
    • Engaging with and guiding several departments at Dish including IT, Data Warehouse, Finance, Billing and Credit, and Business Process and Technology to guide the set-up of new systems to comply with the new Standard
    • Performing monthly close duties to include preparing journal entries, variance reporting, reconciliations, and account analysis
    • Creating/improving operational and accounting internal controls and developing efficiency improvements
    • Documenting processes and procedures to support external and internal SOX, financial and operational audits

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Staff Accountant will have the following: 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; and/or 1 to 2 years of related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 3+ years Accounting experience including month end / year end close and Financial Statement preparation
    • Thorough understanding of key accounting concepts and GAAP, especially ASC-606
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, etc.)
    • Familiarity with Hyperion Financial Reporting and Oracle Financial Systems
    • Ability to assess and recommend improvements for processes and procedures; willingness to learn new concepts and work with teammates to find solutions     


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