Sr Accountant at Zayo

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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Job Description

As a Senior Accountant for Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Zayo Group, you will be working closely with the Sr Director of Accounting and FP&A to ensure financials statements comply with US GAAP. This role will be responsible for assisting in the management of the close process, reconciling a wide range of accounts across various groups and regions, updating financial metrics and KPIs and handling various projects. This role reports to the Sr Director of Accounting and has high visibility with Zayo’s Controller.


  • Month End close – Includes journal entry preparation and entry as well as assisting with overseeing the progress of close to ensure deadlines are being met by multiple teams.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and analytics.
  • Variance analysis, reporting monthly results to management and working with accounting team to ensure accuracy.
  • Assist with Transfer Pricing activities that include compiling transactions that need to be included in quarterly transfer pricing invoices, preparing data files to be loaded to Billing/AP systems, working with billing and AP teams to ensure accurate loading of data, assisting with the reconciliation of data loaded to journals recorded, assisting in journal preparation as required in primary and/or backup role and helping maintain customer and supplier data.
  • Assist with the monthly compiling, reconciling and tracking of cash, AR and AP transactions between Zayo and DataBank (3rd party who purchased zColo business in prior year).
  • Support Sr Director of Accounting and Controller on projects, process improvements and workflow documentations.
  • Partner with FP&A and Financial Reporting for both internal and external reporting.
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.
  • Assistance with financial audits.
  • Ability to analyze complex financial information and communicate results to Director of Accounting.
  • A team-player with a positive attitude and ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • A self-motivator with a focus on continuous process improvement and developing efficient ways to support the business.
  • Assist with mentoring and training of Staff and Senior Accountants.
  • Other ad hoc projects as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • BS in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience working with Oracle, Salesforce a plus.
  • Experience in the telecommunications industry a plus.
  • Must possess excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary.

Base salary range in CO: $80,100-$85,000/annually

Zayo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Zayo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

About Zayo

Zayo powers and protects customers around the world by providing bandwidth and connectivity over an exceptional network infrastructure.

Be Part of a Mission That Matters. Zayo is a growing global company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup, and the execution of a multi-billion dollar business. We provide a communications infrastructure services to the world’s leading internet, content and media companies. Unlimited, fast access to the world of information, business and entertainment. The world runs on bandwidth and increasingly, it’s Zayo’s fiber and infrastructure that makes it possible. At Zayo, It’s important work that inspires us. And we’re always looking for talented people who want to join our team. If you’re a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, consider a career with Zayo.

Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

  • Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) - Full-time Zayo employees are also eligible for discretionary AIP which is based on the performance of the Company, an employee’s business segment, and the individual employee

  • Sales Incentive Plan - Full-time Zayo sales employees are also eligible for discretionary incentive cash compensation through our Sales Incentive Plan

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Please note, in accordance with Zayo's commitment to providing and maintaining a workplace free of recognized hazards, all U.S. and Canadian employees and any employee, vendor, customer, or visitor who enters a Zayo office or facility in the U.S. and Canada must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination. If you are hired by Zayo, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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In Colorado we have campuses in Downtown Denver and on 29th Street Mall in Boulder, where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial security to our employees and their families.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
We encourage our employees to give back to our communities by providing 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per quarter.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

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