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Revenue Analyst

Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States
Job # 10910191
Date Posted: 04-26-2018



Title: Revenue Analyst
Location: Palo Alto, CA

A global Cyber Security company is seeking a Revenue Analyst.  Their software has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines, gain an edge in global financial markets, and more. If these types of projects excite you, they'd love for you to join!



The Role

As a Revenue Analyst, you will analyze complex revenue transactions and continually refine revenue recognition policies. You will research and be responsible for providing direction on technical accounting issues that may arise during the ordinary course of business. You will work with various teams including Business Development, Finance and Legal to identify, shape, and appropriately account for revenue.

You are comfortable working independently and on a team and have strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills.

Core Responsibilities

    • Be responsible for the revenue recognition process from quote- to-cash.
    • Drive revenue and cost of revenue accounting month-end close process by creating and validating accruals, preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, ensuring policy compliance and developing standard reports.
    • Document sales contracts and related revenue accounting treatment under current software revenue recognition rules.
    • Provide technical guidance, training, and support to the Finance, Legal and Business Development teams.
    • Work actively with external auditors to ensure that revenue recognition interpretations are consistent and adhere to GAAP.
    • Build cross-functional working relationships within the company.
    • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives related to revenue processes, including reporting, data gathering, analysis and enhancement of existing processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Gain a solid understanding of business transactions and accounting flow.

What We Value

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in business administration, economics, finance, accounting, or related field.
    • 5+ years’ experience within a large public accounting firm and/or a small to mid-size enterprise software company.
    • Extensive experience in the application of US GAAP, specifically in the area of revenue recognition.
    • Highly skilled in the interpretation of SOP 97-2 and other revenue recognition accounting pronouncements as well as applicability to specific technical accounting transactions.
    • Strong communications, presentation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to summarize key accounting and operational issues to management.
    • Complex analytic problem solving and project management skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
    • Proficiency with NetSuite and/or other revenue recognition accounting systems.
    • CPA (preferred but not required).
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