• Staff Accountant - Technical Accounting

    Location US-CO-Englewood
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  • Summary

    DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 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

    The Technical Accountant will be responsible for researching, analyzing and solving technical accounting issues for business operations and mergers and acquisitions, in accordance with U.S. GAAP and public accounting standards, and prepare in-depth technical analysis and documentation for management’s decision-making and audit by external auditors. Issues include impairment assessment, revenue recognition, lease accounting analysis, financial instruments, stock-based compensation, earnings per share, and foreign currency matters, among others.

    • Analyze and develop technical accounting and operational impact assessments for business transactions; complete valuation modeling of tangible and intangible assets for various transactions using discounted cash-flow, replacement cost, comparable transaction and other methods.
    • Create financial models and pro-forma financial statements under multiple scenarios; design processes and solutions to ensure all transaction are properly reflected and recorded for financial reporting; review and audit existing accounting processes.
    • Provide technical expertise and guidance to other teams on implementing accounting solutions. Design and implement automated spreadsheet solutions for transactions and accounting procedures; serve as a subject matter expert to provide training to others in accounting department on streamlining accounting processes as needed.
    • Utilize MS Excel, MS Word, Hyperion, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint in carrying out duties.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful Technical Accountant will have the following:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, 2+ years of experience in Accounting, or a combination
    • Knowledge of US GAAP and ability to resarch and analyze the different Accounting Standards Codfications
    • Advanced Excel Skills (VBA, Pivot Tables, vlookup)
    • Working knowledge of Word, Access, Powerpoint, and Hyperion Essbase


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