What's The Role?
Reporting to the LLA / CWC Director of Accounting Policy (with a strong indirect reporting relationship to the LLA Global Director of Accounting Policy), this position is responsible for monitoring and compliance of LLA accounting policies.
What You ll Do
The LLA Manager of Accounting Policy leads or assists the accounting policy directors with the following :
Technical Accounting Oversight of Local Entities
Routine oversight of technical accounting issues across LLA’s Spanish speaking locations, serving as a first-line point of contact for US GAAP and IFRS accounting policy topics.
Provide US GAAP training seminars for accounting and finance teams, including the review and / or preparation of training materials.
Research and prepare accounting issue memoranda (position papers).
Support implementation of new accounting and reporting requirements.
Schedule and lead periodic Accounting Issues Calls with designated entities.
Accounting for Complex Transactions (Mergers & Acquisitions, Divestments, Impairments, etc)
Lead preparation of financial models to support accounting valuations for acquisitions, goodwill, receivables, investments, and similar accounts.
Perform, or supervise external consultants performing, procedures required for valuation of acquisitions and other complex transactions.
Support accounting policy transition for newly acquired entities.
Manage Core Accounting Policy Activities
Complete and document SOX control procedures.
Coordinate review of corporate accounting issues with the external auditors and ensure that all accounting issues addressed with the auditors are appropriately resolved with assistance from the accounting policy directors.
Timely communication of key issues and decisions with the LLA Global Director of Accounting Policy, CWC Director of Accounting Policy, LLA Chief Accounting Officer, and various segment / entity chief financial officers, including formal updates through the Accounting Issues Meetings and / or Disclosure Meetings.
Assistance with maintenance and drafting of the Liberty Latin America Accounting Manual.
Support LLA Procurement by review and approval of accounting treatment for specified contract type.
Identify, design and implement improvements in LLA Accounting Policy’s processes, including all the activities above.
Preferred education / qualifications :
Bachelors and / or graduate degree in accountancy from an internationally accredited university.
Professional accounting or auditing certification Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, or local equivalent.
5-9 years of professional experience in the international accounting environment, including.
Minimum 5 years as external auditor at a large international accounting firm.
Attained at least the manager or supervising senior auditor designation, or equivalent.
Multi-location audit experience.
Direct experience with publicly traded companies applying US GAAP (ideally) and / or IFRS
Effective oral and written communication skills with professional level fluency in English and Spanish.
Pragmatic problem-solving skills.
Willingness to work overtime and manage projects to strict deadlines.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and financial modelling.
Preferred qualifications :
United States Certified Public Accountant.
Extensive audit experience with US GAAP clients, reporting to a US accounting firm.
Experience with PCAOB audit standards and / or SOX internal control standards.
Professional rotations and / or educational experiences in foreign language environment.
English-speaking environment for native Spanish speakers.
Spanish-speaking environment for native English speakers.
Communications and / or technology industry experience.
Previous experience with Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM) consolidation system.
Previous experience with SAP enterprise reporting or other ERP system.
Who We Are
We are the leading telecommunications company, connecting more than 40 markets in Latin America and the Caribbean with our video, broadband internet, telephony, and mobile services under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, and Cabletica.
We started small, and now we’re growing. We’re excited about the future as we strive to unlock opportunities in the region.
Why join us
Technology excites us enables us and drives us. We re proud of the services we provide, the markets that we serve, and our people coming together to enhance our customers lives with technology so that they can connect, work, live and play without missing beat.
Throughout Liberty Latin America, our passion and pride are brought to life through our shared vision to bring innovation that will create moments that matter to our customers, delivering growth in our markets with one vision, one culture, and one team.
Liberty Latin America provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, citizenship, disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy / childbirth, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, and / or local laws.