Director Revenue Accounting

Accounting Hollywood, California


Description

Position at J2 Cloud Services

This Director, Revenue position is an opportunity for an ambitious CPA with seven or more years accounting experience to join a dynamic business (SaaS business model) with high growth ambitions. As an operational accountant, you will manage all activities related to revenue management.

J2 Global continues to grow and we are expanding our accounting team which operates in the US and international cloud (SaaS). As a fast paced, dynamic, global accounting team of a public company we are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Company's accounting activities, we track and collect cash from all corners of the globe. Working cross-functionally to solve complex issues with groups such as global payments, treasury, data analytic and FP&A. 

Our expanding accounting team operates in our Global HQ in Hollywood, Los Angeles. (Moving to Downtown Los Angeles in Jan 2020)

Director, Revenue 

The Director, Revenue Accountant will support the global revenue accounting operations & revenue close process. We believe that you are a positive, driven and accurate self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic environment. In return, we will offer you a stimulating and challenging role in an exciting and fast-paced international organization where development opportunities are endless.

We have six subscription-based business units with over 30 billing systems. We are looking for someone to join our team who will own the process of working with technology teams to manage and simplify billing systems. They will team with business units to maximize revenue, reconcile revenue and manage the order to cash process. They will work directly with the team to test 606 revenue recognition, recording and reconciling revenue, deferred revenue, AR and bad debt.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with Global Payments, Treasury, Data Analytics, and FP&A teams across the globe to understand cash flow timing, management, and reconciliation, as well as the payment processor deals and fee structures.
  • Perform detailed tracking and analysis of cash receipts and collaborate with internal accounting teams to ensure proper treatment under US GAAP.
  • Manage all aspects of cash operations associated with payment processors including, but not limited to cash flow understanding, invoicing, ensuring timely payment collection, reconciliation of data and dealing with any billing and payment issues.
  • Perform accounting-related functions surrounding booking fees, class adjustments, FX adjustments, reasonableness review, and monthly account reconciliations.
  • Exhibit a strong understanding of end-to-end processor integrations and internal data flows.
  • Drive operational process improvements.

Qualities

  • Self-motivated and dedicated; able to work and problem-solve independently.
  • A great communicator who can cultivate strong cross-functional relationships and communicate effectively with internal teams and external partners.
  • Proactive and contributive; takes initiative and follows-through reliably.
  • Accustomed to multitasking, prioritizing and meeting multiple tight deadlines.
  • Intellectually curious and passionate; our team members ask probing questions, challenge the status quo, make changes to improve processes, and have fun while doing it all.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Organized, detail oriented, and a speedy learner; you can be successful on our team if you're excited about learning, focused on becoming an expert in the areas you support, and have the drive to succeed.

Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA required
  • 7+ years’ experience in Accounting with a focus on revenue recognition, preferably including experience in both public accounting and in-house subscription based businesses
  • Understanding of revenue accounting rules under ASC606 and analyzing contracts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently, yet cooperatively and constructively, in a team environment.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience in tech or a subscription-based model a plus
  • Experience with Oracle Financials (Fusion a plus) 
  • Experience with homegrown billing systems /multiple billing systems working with BI tools/reconciliation tools 
  • Advanced Excel experience with the ability to navigate large data sets, working with Pivot tables and V Lookups
  • Proven project management experience and demonstrated ability to drive process improvements managing a team across the globe and developing a roadmap to consistent processes 

 J2 is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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