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Job Description

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.

 

At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We’re Looking For:Iridium is seeking a Staff Accountant to join our accounting team. As a Staff Accountant, you will assist with the overall financial support of the organization. In this role, you will focus primarily on accounting for inventory and supporting the accounting processes for our international entities. You will thrive in this role if you are familiar with a variety of accounting principles, practices, and procedures, as well as the ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for performing many monthly accounting tasks including journal entries, reconciliations and financial analysis. Responsible for daily reporting on bank activity and other activities in support of the accounts receivable team.
  • Conduct inventory accounting and reporting processes including, but not limited to, analyzing equipment sales, analyzing warranty accrual, and reviewing obsolescence and other liabilities.\
  • Support international accounting efforts by working collaboratively with local accountants to address accounting related matters, review cash flow requirements for local entities and facilitate the transfer of cash, and support preparation regulatory filings.
  • Support month-end close process by booking accruals, reconciling accounts, and performing necessary analyses
  • Compile and analyze financial information within Excel spreadsheets.
  • Maintain understanding of compliance with GAAP, SOX controls and the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Significant participation in internal controls
  • Review accounting system data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist with data requests for financial statement and SOX audits.
  • Prepare accounting system reports for management.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to clearly communicate with other departments to ensure proper accounting and reporting of inventory transactions.
  • Have confidence and be able to easily build meaningful relationships with your manager and members of your team
  • Must be able to prioritize your tasks, be self-aware enough to identify and correct your mistakes, and not be afraid to ask for help when needed
  • Be active in seeking out ways to improve yourself and gain new knowledge, and be enthusiastic in sharing knowledge with others
  • The willingness to look for opportunities to take initiative and identify ways to add value through innovative solutions.

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 2 years of relevant experience in manufacturing environment or accounting for inventory

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

  • Certified Public Accountant

 

Iridium requires all employees/new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work.  Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.

 

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

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