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Uniti Controller in Dallas, Texas

The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the accounting, financial reporting and analysis for the Uniti Leasing Division, including monthly close, budgeting, forecasting, and variance analyses. The Controller reports to the Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Uniti Group Inc. and will support the finance needs of the President of Uniti Leasing. The position has ownership for the integrity, accuracy and timeliness of all work product. This position maintains communication and interacts effectively with all levels of the organization. This position supports internal controls and regulatory compliance procedures, tax reporting, and integration of all corporate initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee accounting, reporting and forecasting for Uniti Leasing, including monthly close in accordance with GAAP, account reconciliations and analysis, review and approval of POs submitted by operations, preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual operating plan.

  • Ensures the accounting for leases is in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification 842, which includes determination of lease accounting classification and appropriate revenue recognition and assists in the maintenance of our lease accounting system, Lease Accelerator.

  • Cash management and forecasting.

  • Financial and operational reporting, including providing monthly financial package and operational flash reporting.

  • Financial business partner of President of Uniti Leasing, providing insight and analysis to support decision making, which will include concluding on proper GAAP accounting for transactions prior to commencement.

  • Responsible for producing timely, accurate, compliant financial results for all fiscal periods.

  • Ensure completion of all required reports and schedules, both internal and regulatory.

  • Present accounting reports and provides responses to CFO, CAO, President of Uniti Leasing and other internal and external clients.

  • Oversee all reconciliations and audit support related to Uniti Leasing.

  • Serve as the established functional expert on GAAP accounting requirements of the division.

  • Assist in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

  • Prepare month end and year end closings and financial reporting for account analysis and reconciliations.

  • Assists in the development and preparation of financial and operating metrics, budget and forecast variances and comparisons.

  • Provide leadership and management for a variety of ad hoc initiatives including but not limited to financial systems improvements, process enhancements, accounting structures for new business models and relationships, reconciliation diagnostics, and the like.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/ or Experience:

  • Business degree in accounting, finance or related field.

  • CPA preferred.

  • 10+ years’ experience in accounting.

  • Experience in complex, multi-variable business modeling.

  • Experience managing all areas of P&L and balance sheet accounting.

  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and variance analyses.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills.

  • Strong computers skill including ability to use power point and excel are highly preferred.

  • Strong work ethic is expected.

  • Ability to negotiate with clients and ability to work independently.

  • Must be a team player and a solution provider

  • Knowledge and experience working in the telecommunications industry is preferred.

  • Experience working for a public company is preferred.

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting, standing, and walking.

  • Keyboarding/typing.

  • Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary.

  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device and/or a paper copy.

    Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work multiple tasks in a stressful environment while maintaining a positive and pleasant manner with others.

  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends.

    Uniti provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.