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  • ID
    #50656270
  • Salary
    TBD
  • Source
    Liberty Latin America
  • Date
    2023-12-07
  • Deadline
    2024-02-05

What's the roleThis position will be part of a new layer of senior manager-level oversight of accounting for all the operations of LLA. It will be part of the LLA Accounting and Financial Reporting team that: (i) provides oversight of the accounting and reporting for all operating entities of LLA; (ii) provides technical accounting support for operating entities and works directly with the Accounting Policy team to ensure consistent application of US GAAP across all of our segments; (iii) provides oversight, training and development of accounting managers and staff in our operations to help strengthen our teams’ knowledge and understanding of US GAAP and SOX-related internal controls; and (iv) collaborates with other departments to help standardize accounting processes and drive the formation of standard operating procedures in the accounting-related processes (including SOX-related controls) across all of the operating entities for LLA.What you'll do

Responsible for the monthly and quarterly oversight of the accounting and reporting by each of the operating entities of LLA, which includes the review of operations balance sheet, income statement, and cash flows to ensure compliance with US GAAP and LLA accounting policies. Help train, coach, and develop accounting managers to drive improvements in i) knowledge and understanding of US GAAP; (ii) monthly close processes and related documentation; (iii) understanding of financial reporting requirements; and (iv) understanding of how to comply with Sarbanes Oxley controls.

Perform regular deep-dive reviews of the accounting records of LLA’s operating entities with local Finance Directors, the LLA Chief Accounting Officer, and the LLA Accounting Policy, to monitor and review for consistency with LLA accounting policies and US GAAP. Such process generally includes reviews of account balances and account reconciliations; balance sheet and income statement trend analysis; and review of various monthly close support files to ensure clear and concise documentation identify opportunities for process efficiencies and drive accounting control and governance best practices.

Maintenance of control environment and documentation for SOX compliance by ensuring internal controls are performed completely, accurately, and timely and evidenced through appropriate documentation. Additionally, collaborate with our Global Shared Service team to help drive improvement and consistency in LLA management oversight of internal control designs across the Company. This will include coordinating with our Global Shared Service teams to drive process improvements across all of LLA operating entities.

Assist the Accounting Policy team by preparing accounting position papers related to various non-routine transactions, which generally may include, annual goodwill evaluation, debt-related transactions, acquisitions or dispositions, segment reporting, joint venture-related issues, or stock-based compensation.

Contribute to the centralization and standardization of certain financial reporting duties, which will include working with others on the team to establish accounting close processes that foster efficient reporting in both US GAAP and IFRS and support system configuration efforts required to support a company-wide centralized reporting function.

Participate in the preparation of quarterly consolidated and segment financial analytical summaries that are prepared in connection with the quarterly reporting process, which is ultimately presented to the LLA Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Assist with the quarterly preparation of supporting work papers for that may be required for the LLA quarterly financial statements filed with the SEC or the quarterly/annual bank group financial statements required according to their respective debt indentures.

Preferred Education/ qualifications:

Bachelor's or master's degree in accounting.

CPA is required.

Knowledge & Experience:

8 - 12 years of accounting experience, preferably with a combination of public accounting, a minimum of 5 years, and operational accounting experience.

SEC public company experience is required.

Understanding of U.S. GAAP plus experience with preparation, or audit, of public company consolidated financial statements, including footnote disclosures, required.

Strong knowledge and understanding of SOX control requirements and ability to effectively evaluate Company controls to ensure they are properly and efficiently designed to mitigate the risk of financial statement misstatements.

Strong understanding of monthly close processes, consolidation processes/accounting, and experience in accounting or auditing of operating entities.

Strong written and oral communication skills are required, as this role will require extensive communication with various departments.

Knowledge and experience with ERP/general ledger systems (experience with SAP and Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”) systems a plus).

Ability to manage and assess multiple high-pressure priorities with accuracy and efficiency while meeting strict deadlines. Ability to maintain poise under pressure.

Ability to proactively work with other departments to improve the close process, supporting close work papers, internal controls, and close analysis to drive a more efficient close cycle.

Ability to work in a complex and demanding environment. A strong work ethic and a high level of integrity are required.

Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organization skills.

Ability to critically evaluate work processes and identify areas for improvement.

Ability to work independently, at times.

Strong Excel-based skills required.

Who We AreWe are the leading telecommunications company, connecting more than 40 markets in Latin America and the Caribbean with our video, broadband internet, telephony, and mobile services under the consumer brands, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, and Cabletica. We started small, and now we’re growing. We’re excited about the future as we strive to unlock opportunities in the region.Why join usTechnology excites us enables us and drives us. We´re proud of the services we provide, the markets that we serve, and our people coming together to enhance our customers´ lives with technology so that they can connect, work, live, and play without missing a beat. Throughout Liberty Latin America, our passion and pride are brought to life through our shared vision to bring innovation that will create moments that matter to our customers, delivering growth in our markets with one vision, one culture, and one team.Liberty Latin America provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, citizenship, disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.Preferred Education/ qualifications:

Bachelor's or master's degree in accounting.

CPA is required.

Knowledge & Experience:

8 - 12 years of accounting experience, preferably with a combination of public accounting, a minimum of 5 years, and operational accounting experience.

SEC public company experience is required.

Understanding of U.S. GAAP plus experience with preparation, or audit, of public company consolidated financial statements, including footnote disclosures, required.

Strong knowledge and understanding of SOX control requirements and ability to effectively evaluate Company controls to ensure they are properly and efficiently designed to mitigate the risk of financial statement misstatements.

Strong understanding of monthly close processes, consolidation processes/accounting, and experience in accounting or auditing of operating entities.

Strong written and oral communication skills are required, as this role will require extensive communication with various departments.

Knowledge and experience with ERP/general ledger systems (experience with SAP and Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”) systems a plus).

Ability to manage and assess multiple high-pressure priorities with accuracy and efficiency while meeting strict deadlines. Ability to maintain poise under pressure.

Ability to proactively work with other departments to improve the close process, supporting close work papers, internal controls, and close analysis to drive a more efficient close cycle.

Ability to work in a complex and demanding environment. A strong work ethic and a high level of integrity are required.

Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organization skills.

Ability to critically evaluate work processes and identify areas for improvement.

Ability to work independently, at times.

Strong Excel-based skills required.

Who We AreWe are the leading telecommunications company, connecting more than 40 markets in Latin America and the Caribbean with our video, broadband internet, telephony, and mobile services under the consumer brands, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, and Cabletica. We started small, and now we’re growing. We’re excited about the future as we strive to unlock opportunities in the region.Why join usTechnology excites us enables us and drives us. We´re proud of the services we provide, the markets that we serve, and our people coming together to enhance our customers´ lives with technology so that they can connect, work, live, and play without missing a beat. Throughout Liberty Latin America, our passion and pride are brought to life through our shared vision to bring innovation that will create moments that matter to our customers, delivering growth in our markets with one vision, one culture, and one team.Liberty Latin America provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, citizenship, disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.What you'll do

Responsible for the monthly and quarterly oversight of the accounting and reporting by each of the operating entities of LLA, which includes the review of operations balance sheet, income statement, and cash flows to ensure compliance with US GAAP and LLA accounting policies. Help train, coach, and develop accounting managers to drive improvements in i) knowledge and understanding of US GAAP; (ii) monthly close processes and related documentation; (iii) understanding of financial reporting requirements; and (iv) understanding of how to comply with Sarbanes Oxley controls.

Perform regular deep-dive reviews of the accounting records of LLA’s operating entities with local Finance Directors, the LLA Chief Accounting Officer, and the LLA Accounting Policy, to monitor and review for consistency with LLA accounting policies and US GAAP. Such process generally includes reviews of account balances and account reconciliations; balance sheet and income statement trend analysis; and review of various monthly close support files to ensure clear and concise documentation identify opportunities for process efficiencies and drive accounting control and governance best practices.

Maintenance of control environment and documentation for SOX compliance by ensuring internal controls are performed completely, accurately, and timely and evidenced through appropriate documentation. Additionally, collaborate with our Global Shared Service team to help drive improvement and consistency in LLA management oversight of internal control designs across the Company. This will include coordinating with our Global Shared Service teams to drive process improvements across all of LLA operating entities.

Assist the Accounting Policy team by preparing accounting position papers related to various non-routine transactions, which generally may include, annual goodwill evaluation, debt-related transactions, acquisitions or dispositions, segment reporting, joint venture-related issues, or stock-based compensation.

Contribute to the centralization and standardization of certain financial reporting duties, which will include working with others on the team to establish accounting close processes that foster efficient reporting in both US GAAP and IFRS and support system configuration efforts required to support a company-wide centralized reporting function.

Participate in the preparation of quarterly consolidated and segment financial analytical summaries that are prepared in connection with the quarterly reporting process, which is ultimately presented to the LLA Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Assist with the quarterly preparation of supporting work papers for that may be required for the LLA quarterly financial statements filed with the SEC or the quarterly/annual bank group financial statements required according to their respective debt indentures.

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