Regulatory Accountant

at Ritter Communications in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

General Summary: 

Responsible for regulatory telecommunications accounting functions and financial reporting, including the month-end close process and the general ledger systems. Responsible for daily, weekly and monthly accounting tasks and activities.  Assists with regulatory filings on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.  Assists with payment of franchise fees and related research on rates.  Assists with property tax review and payments. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual regulatory reports to USAC, NECA and other communications regulators;
  • Processes state and local franchise payments and research rates in new markets as needed; assist with documentation for inquiries/audits by state and local governments;
  • Monitors property tax invoices and ensuring timely payment and coordinating with outside consulting on filings with the public utility commission and other regulatory authorities in the appropriate states;
  • Maintains current knowledge of accounting policies, rules and regulations from the FCC, USAC, and NECA and keeps management apprised of any changes affecting the company;
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements and filings;
  • Develops, implements, and maintains accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting;
  • Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close; use of technical accounting knowledge, analytical skills, and understanding of financial systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general accounting principles and standards;
  • Knowledge of regulatory accounting and coding;
  • Knowledge of telecom industry regulatory guidelines;
  • Knowledge of financial analysis, reporting, and investment practices;
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of company products and services;
  • Working knowledge of accounting and billings systems for telecommunications;
  • Proficient in all Microsoft applications, including Word and PowerPoint; Advanced requirements in Microsoft Excel capabilities;
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, accounting software programs, and telephone systems;
  • Skill in reading and interpreting statistical and financial data;
  • Skill in oral and written communication;
  • Ability to communicate with customers, employees, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Ability to work with a diverse team that is located in various areas;
  • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand;
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.

Education and Experience:

BS degree in Accounting or Finance; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.



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Job Posting: 3105669

Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

Updated On: Nov 26, 2021