Senior Accountant

Organization: The Wireless Infrastructure Association

Job Description

The recent pandemic has elevated the importance of broadband connectivity across the country. The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) is the leading industry association advocating for the deployment of broadband and the expansion of wireless connectivity to every community today and in the future. Next generation 5G networks are already reshaping the global economy, ushering in a new era of connectivity. And WIA is leading the way.

The Senior Accountant works with the Finance and Administrative team to maintain the Association’s accounts and financial records. This position will oversee accounts receivable and payable functions and aid in the preparation and analysis of the financial statements, while collaborating and providing accounting support to all WIA departments. This position will report to the Assistant Controller of the Association.

Responsibilities

  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Controller to accomplish departmental and Association goals.
  • Manages general ledger and assist month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Prepares and processes all the monthly journal entries; including deferred revenue entries.
  • Responsible for accounts receivable functions: preparing monthly statements, processing credit card payments weekly, responding to customer inquiries and collection of overdue payments. Manages pre-pays and receivable accounts and processing refunds or adjustments when applicable.
  • Utilizes CRM and event management systems such as HubSpot and Cvent to properly account for membership, events and training and education revenue.
  • Serves as backup to the Assistant Controller and performs other projects as assigned.
  • Assists the Assistant Controller with the annual audit by providing requested information, reports and schedules as needed.
  • Assists with grant accounting functions as needed.
  • Develops positive working relationships within WIA and WIA’s partners to foster a collaborative environment for coordination and oversight.
  • Attends professional development training and stays abreast of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) ,the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and their applicability to grant management related audit, federal regulations, and any workshops or seminars required to support the Association.
  • Explores and shares ways to enhance accounting systems and processes in order to maximize efficiency for the department and other departments.
  • Supports all internal team members and departments; adheres to Association values.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, or Business required.
  • Previous association experience is desirable.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Significant communication skills (written, verbal and non-verbal formats); showcasing a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently; a self-initiator, versatile and assumes risk with responsibility.
  • Ability to coordinate and interface with multiple departments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to persuade and build consensus and cooperation.
  • Showcases strong problem-solving skills, presenting solutions, presents new ideas and thoughts to build business.
  • Professional disposition and demeanor.
  • Must work in Arlington, VA office (on a hybrid schedule).

Attributes

  • Collaborative. You thrive in a team environment yet work well independently. You carry your weight in the team, learning from others and contributing in equal measure.
  • Collegial. You are confident, engaging, and influential. You possess strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • Detail Oriented. You get it right the first time and accurately keep track of all the moving parts and use your time well, as required as the nature of the executives’ positions leaves little room for error.
  • Exceptional communicator. You have concise, accurate, and effective written and verbal communication skills. You have the ability to discern and communicate with the highest degree of tact and diplomacy, both verbally and in writing to members of the Board of Directors, industry and government officials, analysts, members, and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Results-oriented. Internal and external stakeholders respect you for your knowledge and abilities and find you both approachable and responsive.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You are comfortable with shades of grey. You do not need a rulebook to solve a problem. You can accept change and be flexible, focusing on action and outcomes.
  • Accountable. You earn trust by your actions and faithfully keep your promises. You demonstrate experience and judgment to create futuristic goals and achieve them. You act with honor, character, and integrity.
  • Curious. You like learning new things and collecting and sharing information. You ask questions, listen, and learn.
  • Mission-driven. You can easily translate our objectives into community impact. You get what matters to our members and what serves the mission.

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • You will be joining a team of strong, talented colleagues who are dedicated to our mission. Our colleagues are friendly, respectful of different perspectives, and supportive of each other both personally and professionally.
  • This is a high-visibility role; you will interface with industry leaders and have the autonomy to be entrepreneurial and lead the charge.
  • Work life balance at WIA is terrific. You will work hard, but there is balance and flexibility.
  • We are the leader in a rapidly growing industry. 5G and rural broadband access will transform every industry of the U.S. economy. Our work is interesting and varied; the issues facing our industry are constantly changing and we are pioneers of new ideas.
  • We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits that include vacation, sick, and bereavement leave; volunteer days; parking/Metro allowance; and health and wellness benefits that include an on-site gym facility.

To Apply

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.

WIA takes seriously its commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.  WIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. WIA is an EEO, AA, At-Will Employer that conducts background screening. All candidates will be evaluated on merit.

To apply, email your resume to LaShena Honore at LaShena.Honore@wia.org with “WIA – Senior Accountant” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.

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