Manager, Expense Accounting

  • Full-time
  • Department: Finance

Company Description

At Brightspeed, we are reimagining how people live, work, play and connect by providing fast, reliable internet connections and an awesome customer experience in twenty states throughout the Midwest and South.

Backed by funds managed by Apollo Global Management, our vision is to accelerate the upgrade of copper to fiber optic technologies, bringing faster and more reliable internet service to many rural markets traditionally underserved by broadband providers, while delivering best-in-class customer experience.  

Be a part of the team that will make this vision a reality….designing and building a world class fiber network and creating a customer experience second to none.

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Job Description

We are currently looking for a Manager, Expense Accounting to join our growing Finance team!

In this role, you will report directly to the Director, Accounting. As Manager, Expense Accounting, you will lead the implementation of processes, policies, and procedures ensuring the accuracy of expense accounting and reporting. You will play a major part in the financial month-end closing and reporting process by managing complex journal entries for the company. The successful candidate will partner with key business stakeholders and business finance partners to provide accounting guidance for all expense areas and to ensure adherence to applicable guidance, policies and processes. You will need to have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and will need to be a leader that can motivate and develop the staff.

As Manager, Expense Accounting, your duties will include:

  • Oversee Expense Accounting for SG&A including payroll, benefits, other employee related activities, and other SG&A expense areas as required.
  • Develop end to end accounting processes for all SG&A expense categories
  • Assists in managing the monthly, quarterly and yearly close process
  • Review and approve journal entries prepared by other team members as well as prepare journal entries for more complex accounting matters
  • Prepare/review various balance sheet account reconciliations ensuring proper supporting documentation
  • Analyze and document Income Statement and Balance Sheet fluctuations monthly
  • Work closely with FP&A to review all SG&A expenses for accuracy and book correcting entries as necessary
  • Liaise with teams across multiple departments and locations to obtain and distribute financial information
  • Assists in managing external and internal audit activities as necessary
  • Assists in developing and implementing Accounting Policies and Standard Operating Procedures to support the tracking and reporting of expense in accordance with GAAP
  • Review and enhance analysis and analytical processes and controls
  • Prioritize and review staff activities to ensure appropriate work quality and staff productivity
  • Manage performance and ensure ongoing development of staff
  • Ensure effective working relationships with key business partners
  • Perform special projects and any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 10+ years of progressive accounting experience, including 3+ years working with payroll, benefits, and other employee related expense
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of direct reports in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience organizing a large volume of information and identifying and deploying automation tools/solutions
  • Proficiency in the use of database tools and financial reporting packages.
  • Clear communicator, experience running meetings effectively, and to explain complex concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Complete ownership and accountability of the function given the deadline-oriented nature of the position
  • Adaptable to changing business environment and organizational structure


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation
  • Experience with SAP, a plus
  • Background in the telecommunications industry



Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


We aspire to contemporary ways of working.

We are committed to being a leader in defining a new way to work because we recognize the changing mindset of today's workforce. We have a brand new, state-of-the-art corporate HQ in Charlotte, NC and our current priority is to make it a truly vibrant destination by hiring talent in the greater Charlotte area. Why? Because our purpose is to reimagine how people work, learn, play and connect!

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Our benefits and paid time off programs reflect our underlying belief in promoting overall wellness through physical, emotional and financial health. We are committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of our grounding belief in Being Real. 

When we bring our authentic selves to work, everyone is better as a result. A diverse team helps us be fierce advocates for more accessible, inclusive and high-quality internet, because we believe doing so promotes equity in the communities we serve.

Brightspeed is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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