Senior Revenue Accountant

Accounting Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

The Senior Revenue Accountant at Gogo is responsible for aspects of airline accounting, focusing on revenue recognition, revenue assurance, revenue payables, credit card clearing through payment processors, maintaining revenue SOX controls, process improvement efforts, as well as assisting with various aspects of the billing/revenue systems specifications for assigned airlines and tasks.  The role will also be expected to assist with understanding and interpreting technical accounting, implement revenue process improvements, and assist with various aspects of the billing/revenue systems.


  • Ownership of assigned airline contracts, related to revenue recognition, revenue shares, billing, payables, and all other financial aspects to ensure proper accounting, billing and partner liabilities treatment.
  • Experience interpreting complex legal contracts and applying accounting concepts.
  • Work with IT departments to insure proper definition/scope of revenue stream/revenue payable requirements.
  • Active role with the implementation of the new revenue recognition standard (Topic 606).
  • Assist with the design and documentation of algorithms for revenue recognition and revenue related payables related to assigned airline(s).
  • Responsible for recording and understanding revenue related to Multiple Element Arrangements, per Accounting Codification Standards Section 605, as required by various airlines and contracts, as well as ASC606.
  • Prepare journal entries and analysis in the month end close process, including reconciling data points along the revenue stream and revenue accruals.
  • Reconcile the revenue sub-ledgers and G/L accounts as well as preparation of monthly revenue reports.
  • Ensure accuracy of billing for equipment and maintenance items, as well as sponsorship, advertising and e-commerce campaigns.
  • Accountable for the payment from/to assigned airlines, liaison with airline and internal account team.
  • Monitor AR for assigned customers for potential collection issues of assigned airlines and other customer.
  • Perform business process improvements including SOX considerations.
  • Perform process documentation as needed.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to drive change, process improvements, and various deliverables needed to sustain tasks.
  • Assist in the quarterly and year-end audit.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, 2 plus years of accounting experience
  • CPA required
  • Experience with billing systems/revenue processes
  • Experience with revenue recognition technical literature and interpretation
  • Experience documenting accounting policies and processes
  • Experience assessing risk and developing mitigating controls
  • Experience with credit card clearing and merchant accounts preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Visio and Word), ERP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics Navision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills, and managing multiple priorities
  • Must be productive in a high demand, fast paced environment

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared for a dynamic ride with people who are passionate about what they’re building.

Gogo is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  The EEO is the law and is available here.                    

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