AT&T Lead Accountant in Dallas, Texas
DUTIES: Responsible for Internal Control activities in eleven countries in Latin America. Work closely with AT&T internal control coordinators and AT&T management to ensure that operational processes and procedures are appropriate. Provide support to internal and external audit. Coordinate with the internal controls coordinators across AT&T platform to remain aware of outstanding audit items. Provide support to each country to work towards closing audit findings, and provide updates to the management team regarding the status in each country. Perform audit procedures, including pulling information from SAP system, analyzing information through Audit Command Language (ACL) tool, identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures. Assess internal control structures and evaluate compliance with policies, procedures, and management’s objectives. Align control processes across platforms and implement best practices to increase efficiency and effectiveness using effective working relationships with the internal controls coordinators. Work closely with the AT&T audit team to remain knowledgeable on the audit schedule and assist the country teams with the audit process, including the audit responses to findings provided by the country management, and the timing for audit resolution. Create and maintain Policies and Procedures specific to the Latin American business. Liaise with AT&T internal controls management team to ensure AT&T Latin America is following current policies and procedures and as changes are required, coordinate with the AT&T Latin America internal controls coordinators. Lead the management representation process to ensure all countries submit their certification, aggregate the findings, create a presentation for the management, present the findings and be the point person for questions during the presentation. Develop corrective action plans and communication with senior management regarding critical internal control issues. Assist with the month-end closing process by performing accounting and reporting duties, including account reconciliations, preparation of quarterly and annual reporting packages, data gathering and interaction with countries for specific disclosure requirements, review and supervision of accounting tasks performed by other team members, analysis of fluctuations in financial statements on a monthly and quarterly basis, and review and refinement of the service fee billing model.
REQUIREMENTS: Requires a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent degree in Business Administration and 5 years of post-baccalaureate progressive experience in the job offered or 5 years of post-baccalaureate progressive experience performing audit procedures, including pulling information from SAP system, analyzing information through Audit Command Language (ACL) tool, identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures; and assessing internal control structures and evaluating compliance with policies, procedures, and management’s objectives.