Commissions Analyst

Accounting Woodland Hills, California


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At BlackLine, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications.

Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.

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Make Your Mark:

The Commissions Analyst is primarily responsible for commissions and sales bonuses. The role performs daily tasks to calculate the incremental benefits (bonuses and commissions) earned by the sales and marketing teams. This will require daily communication with the Sales Operations department, an understanding of Employee Compensation Plans, and the necessary accounting knowledge to record the compensation to be paid. This role will be critical as part of monthly and quarterly close procedures, involving the calculation of commission and sales bonus payments, account reconciliations for all related accounts, and coordination with the payroll department.


Oversee and manage day-to-day and month-end activities which will primarily include the calculation, reconciliation, and payroll processing of sales commissions and sales bonuses.
Develop an expertise in the commission and sales bonus system, including all key reporting functions.
Prepare and manage difficult and complex account reconciliations.
Ability to synthesize and determine the accounting impact of payments made under ASC 606.
Assist in the monthly, quarterly, and year-end end close processes by assuming direct responsibility of assigned tasks, managing requests from external auditors, and communicating clearly with other departments that impact assigned areas.
Perform accounting tasks in a manner such that the documentation is compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley


Ability to communicate with others effectively, both verbally and in writing
Proven ability to perform under deadlines
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Ability to be an independent thinker and a problem solver
Ability to analyze data and present a solution for an accounting issue
Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
Familiarity with sales commissions systems is a benefit, notably Exactly/Callidus Cloud, preferred but not required

Equal Employment Opportunity

BlackLine believes that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and we do not tolerate discrimination. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race, natural hair, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, including HIV and AIDS, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

We’re proud to continue to stand by this policy and will grow our company with attention to this instrumental belief in our hiring and promotion practices.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will reasonably accommodate applicants’ needs in accordance with applicable law throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]