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VP, Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting

Englewood, CO, USA | Dish Network

  • Industry:
    Telecommunications & Wireless
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Department Summary


Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, the Vice President of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting will lead DISH’s SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting and SOX Compliance teams. Combined, these teams include approximately 15 motivated individuals supporting both business segments of DISH Network Corporation; Pay-TV and Wireless. The Vice President of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting will be responsible for timely and accurate filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), research and resolution of complex accounting matters, and oversight of theaccounting department’s SOX compliance efforts.


The Vice President of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting will be a partner to our business teams and will support their numerous initiatives. Building strong business relationships within the organization will be a significant component of this position’s responsibilities.


Job Duties and Responsibilities


• Coordinate the timely and accurate completion of DISH’s quarterly SEC Form 10-Q and annual 10-K filings, as well as registration statements and any other filings required by the SEC in various transactions.


• Ensure DISH’s filings with the SEC comply with requirements and standards of U.S. GAAP and the SEC.


• Oversee the research of complex accounting matters, ensuring conclusions are properly supported, documented and communicated to all stakeholders.


• Communicate pending changes in accounting rules and regulations that carry financial, operational and/or disclosure implications and partner with other management and team members to properly address these matters.


• Manage the internal control/SOX team to prepare all information essential to the understanding and assessment of internal controls, including risk and control matrices and narrative descriptions and/or flowcharts of processes.


• Identify and communicate to the broader accounting team observations and recommendations for the enhancement of processes and internal controls.


• Assist all accounting teams with the design and implementation of processes and internal controls.


• Lead and energize multiple high-performance teams to meet and exceed expectations.


• Evaluate talent/performance and effectively manage all areas of responsibility.


• Promote a sense of urgency for reaching goals and completing key deliverables.


• Manage the teams’ work-life balance, while delivering quality results and driving high performance.


• Provide personnel with effective feedback, training, regular status meetings, and annual performance reviews.


• Review and continuously improve the system of policies, processes, procedures, templates and internal controls for all areas of responsibility.


• Collaborate with other Accounting leadership and their teams on process design and improvement to ensure proper accounting and reporting for the current business and future growth.


• Serve as a primary liaison with the Company’s external auditors to facilitate effective and efficient quarterly reviews and annual audits of the consolidated financial statements and internal control over financial reporting.


• Assist in special projects as necessary.


Skills, Experience and Requirements


• Minimum 15 years of experience with the accounting and reporting of publicly traded companies


• Bachelor’s degree in accounting 


• Masters or CPA, strongly preferred


• Big Four accounting firm background strongly preferred


• Excellent leadership skills


• Expertise in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC reporting


• Proficiency with:


• Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002


• Internal Control – Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)


• Auditing Standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)


• Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities under tight deadlines


• Experience in the telecommunications, digital media, media, entertainment, technology, or a subscription-based industry is a plus


Salary Range


Compensation: $200,000.00/Year - $265,000.00/YeaR


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