What you’ll be doing...

As our Lead Benefits Reporting Manager, you will be primarily responsible for the preparation of the employee benefit plan filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as required by their respective rules and regulations.The Lead Manager will lead and supervise the team, ensuring accurate and timely reporting.

  • Lead and manage a team responsibile for the preparation of audited financial statements and Form 5500 for all benefit plans sponsored by the Company, such as Savings, Pension, Health & Welfare plans and Master Trusts, in accordance with the U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP) and ERISA.

  • Manage the preparation of the SEC Form 11-K for Savings 401(k) plans’ financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and SEC requirements.

  • Review draft reports, supporting work papers and the requirements checklists to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, DOL, IRSand SEC rules and regulations. This requires a detailed understanding of the requirements and the ability to evaluate whether specific accounting and disclosure requirements apply to the company.

  • Review and analyze quarterly and annual footnote disclosures related to the employee benefits for Forms 10-Q/10-K as well as the Management Discussion and Analysis.

  • Work autonomously to develop solutions to complex accounting / disclosure issues and make recommendations to management.

  • Work independently to address and resolve questions raised by the external auditors.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with individuals across the business as needed to resolve accounting and reporting issues and open items.

  • Lead discussions with Accounting, Legal, Treasury, Human Resources and other key stakeholders to ensure accurate reporting of results.

  • Monitor and evaluate US GAAP, SEC, IRS and DOL disclosure requirements to ensure ongoing compliance with all filings.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, related field or eightor more years of work experience.
  • Eight or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, SEC, IRS and DOL employee benefit requirements.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, related field or eightor more years of benefits accounting and/or auditing experience in defined benefit, defined contribution and health and welfare benefit plans
  • MBA a plus
  • Proficiency with the SEC, DOL, IRS and PBGC electronic filing applications (wDesk, efast, FIS Relius Government Forms, IRS FIRE, PBGC).
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines in compressed time periods.
  • Experience in a large ERP environment.
  • Working knowledge of the complexities of a large global company and ability to operate within a matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, communication and project management skills.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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