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Accountant, Financial Operations

Edinburg, VA 22824, USA; Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA; Winchester, VA 22601, USA Req #1290
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Shentel (NASDAQ: SHEN) is a regional telecommunications company successfully providing a broad range of telecommunication solutions for over 110 years.  Shentel is committed to enriching the lives of the customers we serve with the highest quality telecommunication services by making major investments in technology easy.  It is our vision to provide rural communities with access to the same level of telecommunications services as those found anywhere else in the US.  With operations in multiple states, we provide our customers with wireline and wireless telephone, Cable TV, and internet.  In addition Shentel is proud to be an affiliate of Sprint.  We own and operate the more than 1000 towers that support our wireless network and employ the teams who work in our 48 Sprint stores, provide customer service, and operate the wireless network.  We are looking for dedicated people with professional attitudes who take pride in providing superior customer service, closing sales and driving success of all of the facets of our business.  We're Shentel.  Always connected to you.  Shentel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. 

I. Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide support to the Financial Operations group for Payroll, Accounts Payable and transaction tax daily and weekly processing. Position is also responsible for performing a full range of standard accounting analyses, including the preparation and posting of journal entries, the preparation of account reconciliations and other accounting items to support the monthly closing process.

II. Duties and Responsibilities:

a. Support the timely and accurate processing of payrolls utilizing third-party payroll system.
b. Oversee third-party payroll processor to ensure timely and accurate tax reporting for payroll including W-2.  Investigate, escalate and work to resolve any payroll tax issues that may arise.
c. Responsible for timely and accurate recording of all bi-weekly and off-cycle payroll-related journal entries.
d. Responsible for the preparation and posting of monthly payroll accrual journal entries.
e. Responsible for monthly account reconciliations for all payroll-related accounts. 
f. Act as administrator for company Visa Card program, including the preparation of journal entries, accruals and account reconciliations.  Monitor card activity for adherence to company policy as well as potential fraudulent transactions.
g. Manage non-income based tax bills and payments, including outsourced vendors.
h. Prepare monthly journal entries and reconciliations of tax accounts including but not limited to sales and use, real estate and personal property and other taxes. Monitor and update the departmental tax calendar. Research various tax issues as directed. Assist with tax projects on an as needed basis.
i. Evaluate and analyze existing payroll policies and procedures for streamlining and improvement opportunities.  Draft and propose policy and/or process changes in accordance with company guidelines and best practices.
j. Manage projects with payroll consulting firm
k. Responsible for following, supporting, and enforcing all internal control processes and procedures.
l. Observes all company safety procedures at all time
m. Demonstrates and holds employees accountable for stewardship of the brand to include embodiment of the Shentel Way by ensuring appropriate use of the brand (name, logo, company, appearance, and attitude) within their respective team and organization.

III. Qualification Requirements:

a. Education:  Four year Accounting degree from a college or university
b. Experience Level:  Strong knowledge of Accounting principles and business processes.
c. Special Requirements:  Ability to work with large amounts of data. Must have intermediate excel skills.

IV. Knowledge of:

a. Skills:  Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.  Must be capable of managing, and manipulating large amounts of data and presenting the data in meaningful way to facilitate decision-making.
b. Ability to multi-task and effectively interface across multiple disciplines and communicate within a formal chain-of-command.  Must be detail oriented, analytical and possess a solid understanding of financial systems and high-volume transaction processing.  Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a desire to streamline processes for efficiency.
c. Attention to detail is critical and ability to professionally handle highly confidential and private data required.

This position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those stated in this description.

The company reserves the right to revise or change this job description as the need arises. This job description does not constitute any written or implied contract of employment.

Shentel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.  Click to review our Privacy Policy.

Shentel will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please email and provide your name and contact information.

Other details

  • Job Family Finance
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Edinburg, VA 22824, USA
  • Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA
  • Winchester, VA 22601, USA