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Location:  Madison, WI or Knoxville, TN


The Staff Accountant position is responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls and executing general accounting activities, including the day-to-day maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and in preparing financial statements and reports.  TDS Telecom has a complex structure with over one hundred legal entities.  Accountants are assigned responsibility for multiple legal entities across all TDS Telecom business segments.  (e.g. Wireline, Cable and HMS.)  Specific responsibilities may vary depending upon assignment.


Accurate application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) (including regulatory specific accounting guidance)

  • Complete understanding and application of GAAP to the revenue, fixed asset, treasury, and general accounting functions.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of account coding.
  • Prepares journal entries, maintains and reconciles ledger and sub-ledger accounts.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset records.
  • Provide income and transaction tax support.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly income and balance sheet statements  which will be used for internal and external reporting  purposes.
  • Respond to financial inquiries; provide requested information for use in effective management of the business and/or meeting external reporting needs.

Understand and adhere to TDS Telecom policies and procedures

  • Adhere to controls and standard business practices.
  • Escalate non-compliance issues when identified.
  • Safeguard company assets (cash, fixed assets, inventory).

Financial reporting

  • Provide and effectively communicate financial information for internal and external audit.
  • Prepare certain external regulatory filings and reporting


Required Qualifications

Staff Accountant

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting –OR- 4+ year’s professional work experience.


Other Qualifications

  • CPA certification preferred.
  • Proficient with computers and various software packages utilized within TDS (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, Windows Environment, etc.).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and work with others in a team environment.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail; strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Accurate application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Strong organization skills; ability to work effectively under multiple, and often changing priorities.
  • Consistently demonstrates a professional image and positive attitude.
  • Able to identify business process improvement opportunities and formulate potential solutions.
  • Desires continual self-development – seeking new challenges and ways to learn new processes and skill sets.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Maintains effective communication and working relationships throughout the company, as well as with external customers.