Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion.
Position Title: Senior Staff Accountant
Responsible for the day-to-day operations and monthly closing aspects for straight line accounting and the analysis of rental revenue. Prepare and provide commentary used in the review of the financial statements.
Essential Job Functions
Timely completion of the analysis specifically related to the rental expense and straight line accounting including, but not limited to, monthly close schedules.
Prepare entries for the general ledger in compliance with established rules and principles of general accounting.
Develop and maintain a relationship with Property Management, Small Cell, and the PEP teams to ensure that policy/procedures within each team are being interpreted & administered according to the company’s accounting policies
Implement efficiencies, including utilizing Accounting software to simplify and streamline process.
Support implementation of the new Lease Accounting Standard.
Identify potential changes that need made to existing policies & procedures.
Partner with IT on changes made to existing programs, sharing the discovery, testing, and final resolutions with internal business partners to ensure that the individual processes are integrated into the final product.
Coordinate and prepare for financialaudits, providing information to external reporting, and both internal & external audit.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Five (5) years of experience preferably in the areas of General Accounting, Lease Accounting, Fixed Assets, and Accrual Based Accounting.
Knowledge of Straight Line Accounting.
Strong General Ledger / accounting software knowledge preferred.
Strong demonstration of leadership ability.
Accounting expertise in basic financial statement fundamentals, ledgers, journal entries and general accounting principals
Advanced knowledge of computer accounting software, especially J.D. Edwards and Microsoft Office applications (advanced Excel skills a plus)
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and work effectively in deadline-driven environment
Ability to effectively communicate with subordinates and management
Ability to diagnose work flow problems, critical path and institute remedies
Expertise in reporting and data retrieval and organization
Reports to: Staff Accounting Supervisor