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Sr Accounting Policy Manager

Company: T-Mobile
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description:Sr Accounting Policy Manager The Sr Accounting Policy Manager is a key leader over T-Mobile's technical accounting function and is responsible for managing aspects of accounting research, policy setting and assessment of strategic structuring alternatives. This position has direct responsibility and oversight for ensuring compliance with US GAAP and IFRS, and maintaining appropriate controls throughout the above area of responsibility. The Sr Accounting Policy Manager has significant interaction with senior level accounting leadership including the SVP/Chief Accounting Officer and VP/Controller as well as various senior business and finance leaders across the company. This position partners closely with T-Mobile's financial reporting and operational accounting teams, marketing, engineering, IT, treasury, tax, HR and compensation functions, and group accounting at T-Mobile's majority shareholder, Deutsche Telekom.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership to the Accounting department, T-Mobile's broader Finance organization and to Business Operations groups.
  • Lead accounting assessments of strategic transaction structuring alternatives and product and business process innovation.
  • Act as point of contact to external technical accounting experts on structured financing or other strategic transactions involving complex accounting assessments.
  • Monitor International Accounting Standards, Group Accounting Policies, and US GAAP developments.
  • Interpret guidance, develop and document Company position.
  • Coordinate policy decisions with Parent/Group level policy and accounting leadership as appropriate.
  • Regularly communicate developments applicable to the Company to appropriate people/departments of the Company.
  • Facilitate/coordinate the process of implementing new standards and accounting changes to ensure the Company is prepared to comply at the necessary time.
  • Drive consensus on policy positions with external auditors.
  • Lead efforts for the Company related to technical accounting training and CPE.
  • Support SEC filing and comment letter process through technical research and disclosure assistance.
  • Participate in lobbying and outreach on strategically sensitive technical accounting developments. Coordinate with industry peers and Big 4 audit firms on addressing common technical accounting interpretation, standard setting and implementation matters where appropriate. Participate in regulatory (SEC, FASB, AICPA, IASB) outreach and standard setting process.
    Qualifications: While the quality and accomplishments of a person's career will be the determining factor, the finalist must have the following requisite qualifications:
    • 10+ years of progressive roles in accounting and/or auditing with within technical accounting research or financial reporting of a large public company.
    • Mix of public company industry experience and Big 4 audit experience preferable.
    • Background in Wireless Telecom industry, financial services or combination thereof highly desired.
    • Extensive proven expertise of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements; prior IFRS accounting experience highly desired.
    • Ability to apply critical thinking in identifying, assessing and resolving accounting issues.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities demanding both rigorous attention to detail and high level comprehensive solutions.
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting required; graduate level education preferred.
    • Active CPA license highly desired. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS : The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
      • Highly energetic with the ability to m otivate others; creates a team environment
      • Holds people accountable; monitors progress and results; gives feedback effectively and makes tough decisions when appropriate
      • Possesses a positive, professional and proactive approach to problem solving
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; speaks with authority and conviction; has strong presentation skills
      • Strategic acumen and problem solving skills with the ability to turn findings into executable plans
      • Sound business judgment and leadership skills
      • Ability to effectively prioritize projects and manage available resources
      • Demonstrated ability to build trust and strong cross-functional relationships across an organization to achieve common goals; a skilled collaborator
      • Possesses a strong work ethic; does whatever it takes to get the job done #LI-AE1

        Company Profile:

        As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com EOE Statement: We Take Equal Opportunity Seriously - By Choice T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with our Company values and will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such discrimination or harassment may violate federal, state, or local law.

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