Staff Accountant

TDS Telecom Madison , WI 53706

Posted 2 months ago


The Staff Accountant 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Participates on cross-functional teams as required (e.g. acquisition/merger support, billing conversion).

  • Identify business process improvement opportunities; assist in development and implementation of effective solutions.

  • Performs special projects as assigned.


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.

About TDS Telecom

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit


Required Qualifications

  • 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.

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Staff Accountant

TDS Telecom