Senior Accountant, Revenue Recognition

Finance [US]Accounting Palo Alto, California


MetricStream is the world’s No. 1 independent GRC SaaS platform simplifying Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) for modern and digital enterprises, and empowering enterprises and organizations worldwide to perform with integrity. Our market-leading enterprise and cloud Apps for GRC enable organizations to strengthen risk management, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management while driving business performance.

Senior Accountant, Revenue Recognition

MetricStream is seeking a Senior Accountant, Revenue Recognition, to help with the transformation and optimization of processes and procedures related to revenue recognition. The ideal candidate will have experience in critical areas of the monthly revenue close cycle including contract reviews and reconciliations, applying revenue recognition policy guidance, and has been successful working with cross-functional teams such as Sales, FP&A, Contracts, Product Management, and Legal.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the adoption and implementation of ASC-606, working closely with external third parties and internal resources
  • Participate in all aspects of the revenue close, including revenue recognition and deferred revenue accounting
  • Document revenue recognition position on new customer contracts
  • Review customer contracts to identify accounting issues and monitor compliance with MetricStream’s revenue recognition policies
  • Assist in the effort to provide guidance and training with groups outside of corporate accounting, including Legal, Sales and Finance, to ensure all sources of revenue are properly reviewed for accounting purposes and processed on a timely basis
  • Support other operational teams as needed
  • Assist quarterly review and an annual audit by external auditors in the areas of revenue recognition
  • Provide input for on-going development and improvement on systems and operation processes
  • Assist in special projects and prepare ad hoc analysis, as needed

Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of related revenue accounting experience
  • Solid knowledge of U.S. GAAP, especially in the areas of revenue recognition, with comprehensive accounting and technical skills
  • Good understanding of ERP systems, revenue accounting systems, business processes, data workflows, and root-cause analysis
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage projects and prioritize workload effectively
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Highly collaborative, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills


  • B.S. or B.A in accounting or finance

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