Ciena may well be the most important technology company you've never heard of. The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies. But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps. VR, AI, IOT, 5G literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work. For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world.
Senior Accountant - Global
Ciena is seeking a Senior Accountant who will be primarily responsible for the accounting and reporting associated with the Company's information technology and general and administrative cost centers. This individual will record accruals and other journal entries, prepare account reconciliations, analyze expense fluctuations and trends and prepare and distribute monthly reports to Management with related results insight. In addition, this individual will assist in the monthly warranty accrual accounting process by reviewing Company contracts and updating warranty terms, recording monthly warranty journal entries and assisting in the maintenance of the Hyperion warranty cubes. This position will also assist with other projects undertaken by the Finance Group, as necessary. This individual should have a solid understanding of accounting rules (GAAP). This individual will manage the completion of day-to-day transactions against deadlines and collaborate with other internal groups.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Prepare and record monthly purchase order and other accrual journal entries for the Company's IT and general and administrative cost centers
Identify, obtain relevant support and prepare journal entries for prepaid expenses and other items, as necessary
Work closely with departmental teams to ensure accuracy of purchase orders and their related accrual process
Maintain IT and global learning cost allocation files, prepare and post quarterly allocation journal entries and update ERP system for allocation definition changes
Assist international teams with allocation matters, as necessary
Prepare and analyze monthly fluctuations in responsible cost centers and assist in assessing propriety of accounting
Prepare, deliver and obtain approval for monthly cost center reports and communicate results to Management
Prepare monthly account reconciliations for IT and general and administrative accrual accounts
Analyze monthly and quarterly trends in professional services accounts by vendor and investigate significant or unusual items
Identify new contracts, assist in assessing propriety of warranty term and assign warranty term in Hyperion cube
Prepare monthly and quarterly warranty accrual and adjustment journal entries
Prepare monthly warranty account reconciliation
Prepare monthly COGS 5-Year file for technical support calculation
Support international accounting and FP&A teams, as necessary
Provide internal and external auditor assistance
Assist with other projects undertaken by Finance Group, as necessary
BS Degree in Accounting
Three to five years of experience including public accounting and a large multi-national organization
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
Experience and comfort in working with individuals across various organizational levels
Excellent communication skills
Oracle experience preferred
Attention to detail
Dependable & team player
Rewarding experience. Meaningful outcomes.
Making a difference in people's lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies. That's what motivates us.
A distinct way to work
Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm. Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional.
Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age.
Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
What you can expect from us
You will receive notification of your successful application
Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process