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Principal Financial Reporting Analyst (McLean, VA, US, 22102)

Intelsat West McLean Full-Time
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Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.


Your role in helping us shape the future:

The Principal Financial Reporting Analyst will prepare the company's monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP and SEC rules and regulations. This position will interface with Accounting Operations to extract data and reports from Hyperion reporting system and Oracle general ledger system to prepare monthly financial reports, and monthly/quarterly financial statements for inclusion in various internal filings, SEC filings and Credit Agreement Reporting requirements. The role also interfaces with financial planning and budgeting to help analyze actual vs. budget operating results for inclusion in the above reports. The Principal Analyst will assist in preparing quarterly and year end audit schedules and analyses for the external auditors. This position will also provide support in connection with the preparation and provide audit support for various separate legal entities' financial statements and play a key role in the company's testing and documentation efforts under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 404.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • First Prepare and/or review the following reports:
    • Monthly financial statements, including preparation of cash flow statements and the condensed consolidating financial information for the quarter
    • Monthly financial reports/ schedules including the FLASH 1.0 and FLASH 2.0 which assists stakeholders in assessing business decisions
    • Quarterly Reports for reporting entities under the Credit Agreements
    • Supporting schedules and analysis for preparation of quarterly and annual SEC Filings
    • Other supporting schedules and analysis for SEC filings and other various filings
    • Preparation and review of company-wide Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing
  • Prepare and/or assist with the coordination of statutory audits as assigned.
  • Special projects and analysis, as required.
  • Remain knowledgeable and trained on both Oracle and Hyperion systems and reporting capabilities.
  • Lead the implementation effort for preparation of financial statements/ correcting errors in financial reports in Hyperion Financial Management ("HFM").
  • Assist with other various reporting tasks, including analysis, process improvements.
  • Coordinate with Investor Relations and Legal to tie out and provide support for press releases and earnings releases.
  • Assist in SEC filings including Offering Memorandums and Prospectus Supplements.
  • Support the evaluation and recording of complex transactions in accordance with US GAAP and SEC rules.
  • Be responsive to various stakeholders including but not limited to Tax, Treasury, FP&A, Accounting Ops and Investor Relations


Can you drive these processes?

  • Interact with various levels of staff to obtain information and/or resolve issues for SEC filings, audits, assigned tasks, HFM etc.
  • Create and/or maintain process documentation and procedures for assigned functions, ensuring compliance with audit and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 standards.
  • Develop and document accounting procedures and policies for scope of control.
  • Ability to present to executives, information that is easily understandable.
  • Provide cross-training to peers, indirect leadership and guidance to all staff including training and mentoring.
  • Complete special projects, as assigned.


You should definitely have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited university.
    (5) years of relevant experience with at least (1) year of accounting, financial reporting or accounting operations experience.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint with strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong working knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in compliance projects such as Sarbanes Oxley, with a focus on: risk analysis, process documentation and execution of testing.
  • External reporting experience.
  • A self-starter, with strong motivation, initiative, and the ability to work independently or collaboratively to meet aggressive deadlines
  • On path to becoming a CPA
  • Experience working for a publicly traded company


It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion
  • Strong working knowledge of SEC disclosure requirements
  • Command over core business processes (i.e. Accounting, Financial Reporting, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Revenue Recognition, etc)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following areas (preferred): ERP systems, ability to evaluate risk impact and vulnerability, multinational compliance experience
  • Public accounting experience


What it’s like to work with us:

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Job requires ability to lift up to 20 lbs


  • Candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • Please review the job bidding by current employees section in the employee handbook prior to applying for this position, thank you.
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

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