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Granite is the leading provider of telecommunications solutions in the United States and Canada and we’re still growing.

Cost Assurance Analyst

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Location: Quincy, Massachusetts

Department: Finance

Job ID: 2771

Granite Background & History

Granite is one of the premier communications services provider to businesses across the United States and Canada. We provide exceptional customized service with an emphasis on reliability and outstanding customer support and our customers include over 85 of the Fortune 100. Granite has over $1.4 billion in revenue with more than 2,000 employees and is headquartered in Quincy, MA just off I-93 and directly next to the North Quincy T Station on the Red Line. Our mission is to be the leading telecommunications company wherever we offer services as well as provide an environment where the value of each individual is recognized and where each person has the opportunity to further their growth and achieve success.

Granite has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the “Healthiest Companies” in Massachusetts. Our Quincy office has an onsite dining facility and a fully equipped state of the art gym that offers daily Cross Fit, Mixed Martial Arts, and Yoga classes available to employees at zero cost.

Granite’s philanthropy is unparalleled with over $200 million in donations to organizations such as Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The ALS Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association to name a few.

We have been rated a “Fastest Growing Companies” by Inc. Magazine past ten consecutive years in a row (2007-2016). 

If you are a highly motivated individual who wants to grow your career with a fast paced and progressive company, Granite has countless opportunities for you.

EOE/M/F/Vets/Disabled

General Summary of Position:

Cost Assurance Team has an opening for a Cost Assurance Analyst to be responsible for approving carrier invoice payments, reviewing account balances and working with our vendors and internal departments in resolving balance issues, providing accounting with financial information for the monthly financial close, auditing carrier invoices, and submitting disputes to resolve billing issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Approve carrier invoices for payment and ensure account balances are accurate.
  • Identify and allocate costs to the appropriate product line.
  • Analyze costs to identify trends and discrepancies on a month to month basis.
  • Perform monthly audits on payments, reconciliations and accruals.  
  • Supplement and manage internal cost database tables with associated carrier invoice billing details.
  • Provide financial analysis support to accounting and other teams in finance.
  • Review and/or develop audit reports to assist in identifying discrepancies in cost.
  • Attain a working knowledge of telecommunication tariffs, interconnection agreements, and vendor contracts.
  • Research new USOCs or cost components to understand cost structure or product detail. 
  • Submit timely, well documented disputes to vendor for erroneous billing via the standardize dispute process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experienced in understanding cost accounting, audit concepts, and data analysis
  • Excellent research skills
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work equally well under supervision and independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Access or Power Pivot
  • Understand SQL or similar database languages
  • Proven success and interest in process improvements
  • Working knowledge of telecommunications tariff cost structures
  • Strong data mining and analytical skills
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