• Associate Manager: Accounting

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    The Associate Manager- Accounting provides leadership and direct supervision to the Accounting team, including hiring, performance management, establishment of metrics, reporting, employee development, and coaching.

    In addition to leadership and direct supervision role, this position is responsible for managing the activities to ensure 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. Associate Managers 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.




    Provide leadership and direction to Accounting team.

    • Direct supervision of team members.
    • Develops team members with a variety of skill and professional experience levels.
    • Develops objectives with the Accounting Manager and determines how to use resources to coordinate the activities of the function in order to meet schedules and goals.
    • Performance management, coaching, employee development.
    • Development and maintenance of applicable metrics and reporting.
    • Development of standard processes and documentation.
    • Identify and lead business process improvement opportunities.

    Understand and champion TDS Telecom policies and procedures

    • Formulates and administers approved accounting practices in accordance with GAAP and other regulatory agencies.
    • Ensure compliance with SOX and other internal controls and standard business practices.
    • Escalate non-compliance issues when identified.
    • Identify control issues and potential solutions.
    • Safeguard company assets (cash, fixed assets, inventory).
    • Maintain knowledge of products, contracts and industry issues impacting accounting on behalf of self and across team members.

    Review work product of other team members

    • Validate work product is accurate and appropriate, including journal entries, financial analysis, external and regulatory reports, etc.
    • Provide feedback, including sharing best practices, to team member.

    Projects, analysis

    • Participates in accounting projects with varying levels of complexity; resolving a wide range of issues in efficient as well as practical ways.
    • Provide and effectively communicate financial information to management for use in effective management of the business.
    • Provide and effectively communicate financial information for internal and external audit.
    • Participates on cross-functional teams as required (e.g. acquisition/merger support, billing conversion).
    • Research and recommend appropriate accounting treatment for business activities and support applicable memo documentation.
    • Other duties as assigned (e.g. user acceptance testing)


    Required Qualifications:

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

    Other Requirements

    • CPA strongly preferred.
    • Thorough understanding and accurate application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Proficient with computers and various software packages utilized within TDS (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, Windows Environment, etc.).
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), including


    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.


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