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Finance Contract Analyst

American Tower Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted January 8, 2022.

The Team

We are seeking a Finance Contract Analyst to join American Tower’s Global Business Services (GBS) organization. The Global Business Services team is responsible for developing and managing business service centers to execute accounting and transactional activities resulting in efficiency, quality and enhanced strategic decision support.  The Finance Contract Analyst analyzes the financial aspects of the Company’s leases, obtaining supporting documentation, coordinating with other groups, and leading contract-related projects and audits in accordance with internal policies and relevant GAAP guidance. The Analyst analyzes requests to change terms of existing contracts and supports internal customers with post-revision financial information in accordance with internal guidelines. The Analyst prepares reports and financial presentations by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing contract information in order to support U.S. reporting requirements as well as any local management requirements and reporting needs.

Our Core Principles are the foundation of our culture, and we’re focused on achieving continued success by thinking long-term, leading with values, and creating value with decisions. Come grow your career with us!

Job Requirements:

What You Can Offer Us

  • Review key business terms of various contracts to support internal customers’ needs.
  • Analyze and interpret leases to identify financial clauses that help assess and manage the Company’s financials, including various contract terms such as term, termination rights, and billing amount.
  • Coordinate with other departments on contract terms and provisions.
  • Analyze requests to change terms of existing contracts; support internal customers with post-revision financial information.
  • Prepare reports and financial presentations by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing contract information.
  • If a lease portfolio is maintained in a language other than English, liaise with the Company’s translation vendor to interpret contract verbiage in English, regardless of the contract’s underlying language.
  • Clarify with internal teams any contract interpretation and pricing questions.
  • Perform audits on loaded contracts to ensure that financial terms were processed correctly.
  • Research contract questions or inquires for internal customers.
  • Perform intermediate contract research for management.
  • Lead cross-organizational projects impacting land and tenant lease data; effectively communicate processes and collaborate on best practices.
  • Identify, and review with peers, situations when accounting guidelines present multiple interpretations for a lease and escalate to manager for resolution as necessary; offer ideas for resolution to correct exceptions and prevent recurrence of issues going forward.
  • Work closely with the Lease Abstraction, Lease Administration, Land Management, Legal, Landlord Relations, and Finance departments to implement and/or support process improvement and develop best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Between 1–2 years of relevant experience in an office environment required. Experience reviewing contracts (such as revenue and ground lease contracts) preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex contracts with multiple amendments and ensure the accounting complies with the master lease agreement and is in accordance with lease accounting guidance.
  • Strong follow-up and problem-solving skills; ability to organize applicable timelines and follow up with internal and external customer needs.
  • Self-motivated; able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to requests and with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify high quality solutions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast-paced environment.

American Tower is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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