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United Communications Accountant in Chapel Hill, Tennessee

WORKING AT UNITED:

Building Opportunity

Working at United is more than just a job, it's being a part of something bigger. United employees make a difference in our communities by providing our neighbors with an opportunity to run a business, communicate with family and friends across the world, and access unlimited resources. United also builds opportunities for our employees to develop professionally, grow their careers, and use their skills to help others.

Seize your career opportunity and help build opportunities for others by joining United's team!

We offer...

  • Family oriented culture

  • Competitive wages

  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401K match

  • Paid holidays, accrued vacation and sick days

  • Opportunities for career growth through company paid training and development

  • and much more!

SUMMARY:

The Accountant is responsible for maintaining the general ledger for UTCLD for the purpose of ensuring adequate accounting records exist for the company. Additionally, this position is responsible for the preparation of various monthly reporting, managing miscellaneous receivables and billing entries, and performing various month-end closing procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties include the following, but other duties may be assigned as required.

  • Maintains the general ledger and accounting journals for UTCLD as well as various accounting journals for all companies.

  • Records monthly closing entries for UTCLD, including monthly tax estimate.

  • Records monthly journal entries for prepaids and accrued liabilities for UTC. Adds new items to the recurring entry as needed.

  • Maintains miscellaneous accounts receivable records. Invoices customers for leases, aid to construction, etc. on a monthly basis. Follows up on uncollected miscellaneous receivables accounts and sends follow up bills as necessary. Reviews uncollectible accounts for write-off on a periodic basis.

  • Responsible for processing customer payments from bank draft and ACH payments.

  • Prepares GL coding for all employee credit card accounts and enters bills to be paid monthly.

  • Performs timely monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts.

  • Prepares monthly sales tax reports for UTC and UTCLD. Reconciles sales tax payable accounts monthly.

  • Prepares yearly unclaimed property filing to the state of Tennessee.

JOB QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS:

Education, Experience, Skills, and Licenses/Certificates:

  • BS or BA degree from a 4-year college or university, with major in Accounting or Business-related field and relevant work experience of 1+ years required.

  • PC Skills – requires an advanced understanding of accounting software, with advanced word processing and email skills, along with the ability to review and analyze reports in company systems. Must be proficient using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to touch-type at 40+ WPM and use a 10-key required.

Knowledge and Personal Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards, strong work ethic with an emphasis on team commitment, showing respect for others, the ability to acknowledge and build on others’ ideas, and support for group decisions.

  • Desire to implement procedures to maximize profits and minimize costs to maintain steady growth.

  • Ability and interest to work in a dynamic and rapidly changing technology environment.

  • Must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to effectively articulate complex situations to colleagues with varying degrees of accounting and regulatory knowledge.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion.

  • Must have the ability to solve problems with patience and a positive approach.

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized with the ability to work efficiently to meet deadlines.

  • Must have an understanding of process standardization procedures and the ability to create and maintain written documentation.

  • Ability to operate office equipment, including personal computers, phone systems, and software applications. Specifically, maintain advanced knowledge of Financials platform within Innovative Systems.

  • Knowledge of intermediate level mathematics required, including the ability to add, subtract, and balance a balance sheet.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

ABOUT UNITED COMMUNICATIONS:

United has been a part of Middle Tennessee for over 70 years. Headquartered in Chapel Hill, TN, United is a leading provider of advanced communications services in Middle Tennessee, providing residents and businesses with high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone service. United operates a state-of-the art fiber optic network and was one of the first companies in Tennessee to introduce a Fiber-to-the-Home product to residential customers. United has joined with the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative to provide broadband to their members in Cannon, Rutherford, Wilson counties, and United continues to provide services to its customers in Marshall, Bedford, Franklin, and Williamson counties.

UNITED COMMUNICATION'S MISSION:

We enrich our communities and the lives of our neighbors through reliable connections and passionate service.

UNITED COMMUNICATION'S VALUES:

  • Safety – we assure the safety of everything we do.

  • Service – we are responsive, informed, and easy to do business with.

  • United – we communicate and collaborate.

  • Integrity – we keep our promises, and do the right thing even when no one is watching.

  • Driven – we serve to win customers.

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