What you’ll be doing...

This position is responsible for handling Regulatory audit functions for the Wireline Business. This position will require coordination of audits with State and Local jurisdictional auditors as well as third party auditors; preparation and/or review of audit responses, work papers supporting regulatory filings; research and interpretation of statutes and laws; analysis of accounting entries and other special projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare audit responses for Regulatory State and Local audits and supporting documentation by obtaining information from Regulatory Compliance and various other groups within Verizon.
  • Coordinate Auditor Onsite visits from State and Local jurisdictions and successfully complete audits on a timely basis.
  • Interpret State and Local Ordinances and/or Agreements to determine the applicability of Taxes and Surcharges to VZ products and services. Resolve audit findings by analyzing revenue at a very detailed level.
  • Coordinate with VZ Legal and State Regulatory groups to review audit responses and audit findings
  • Assist with maintaining detailed and accurate audit logs for Executive Management review on a regular basis.
  • Work with the accounting aspect of the Regulatory function, including assistance with preparation of account reconciliations, review of accrual journal entries and understanding and monitoring the surcharges and expenses related to this tax type.
  • Assist with reconciling FAS 5 reserves for Regulatory audit liabilities.
  • Work on projects that include implementation of cost savings strategies, process improvements, streamlining existing procedures, and documenting procedures.
  • Able to identify areas in a process that can be automated and assist IT with execution.
  • Handle special projects that involve researching surcharge applicability, analyze revenue and surcharge data and propose appropriate solutions for management review.
  • Assist with analysis related to mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence and computing purchase price adjustments).
  • Ensure adherence to all SOX controls.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Three or more years of experience in Tax, Finance or relevant experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • CPA or MS in Taxation.
  • Regulatory experience.
  • Experience with tax research, tax accounting, SOX processes, telecommunication taxes, and tax saving strategies.
  • Ability to prioritize deliverables with competing timelines.
  • Candidate must be comfortable in accurately managing deadlines.
  • The position will interface with tax legal, tax technology, tax compliance, tax research and other business groups.
  • Knowledge of tax law, compliance procedures, accrual methodology, and tax initiatives.
  • Strong oral, written and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work equally well both independently and working within a team.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Knowledge with the data requirements needed for the preparation and filing of tax returns (ie: knowledge of billing systems, etc.).
  • Knowledge of various tax systems, such as CCH, RIA, and Vertex.
  • Experience in PeopleSoft or SAP (or other major General Ledger Suite Software).
  • Working knowledge of artificial intelligence (ie: “BOTS”) technical skills.
  • Experience handling audits and replying to State and Local Auditor IDR’s.

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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