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Revenue Accountant

  • Location

    Merseyside, England

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy, Financial Services

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  • Consultant:

    Hayley Cox

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Monthly duties will include:

  • Analysis of monthly revenues on both a day 1 and deferred basis, and understanding and reporting the key drivers
  • Posting of complex revenue transactions and ensuring appropriate documentation is maintained
  • Ownership of multiple costs of sales lines ensuring these are appropriately accounted for in relation to the revenue recognition
  • Involvement in month end close, including posting into netsuite of revenue accruals and deferrals and completion of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Oversight and management of revenue deferral tools and systems to ensure that dual accounting records are maintained for both standalone and group revenue reporting
  • Manage a small team of Qualified and Part Qualified accountants

Ongoing responsibilities will include:

  • Help develop financial position papers for important revenue transactions and new products, for discussion and agreement with the management team and external audit
  • Check that new transactions are in line with position papers and have been accounted for correctly
  • Liaising with the business to understand the commercial aspects of new revenue deals and ensuring this is fed through correctly into the accounting systems
  • Liaising with external auditors for all elements of revenue audits
  • Involvement in projects to aid with process improvement, automation and efficiencies
  • Implementing and updating internal process, policy and control documents

Skills and Abilities:

  • Technically strong qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Detailed accounting standards knowledge (in particular IFRS 9, 10 & 15) and ability to understand and interpret standards in different practical situations
  • Previous complex revenue experience desirable
  • Strong systems experience, with experience of manipulating large datasets and performing data analytics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and develop a small team of Accountants
  • Hands on approach with ability to get into the detail and understand complex transactions from a commercial perspective
  • Financial Services experience desirable (but not essential)
  • Willingness to work in an ever-changing environment
  • Inquisitive with desire to learn in a complex environment
  • Experience of NetSuite (would be desirable but not essential)
  • Acts with honesty and integrity
  • Curious and resourceful - seeks out difficult questions and finds solutions
  • Resilient, able to learn from mistakes and move forward
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Collaborative, thrives when working towards shared goals