Accounting Manager - Revenue

  • Category: Support Services
  • Team: Finance
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois

Description

Position at Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider focused on threat detection and response. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, consulting and professional services, and data protection technology, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.

As the Accounting Manager - Revenue, you will have a direct impact on the organization through the management of the Sales & Revenue journey, and provide hands-on support as we build complex product offerings, determine the appropriate revenue recognition and manage projects within the Revenue group.

As a business advisor, team mentor and individual contributor, you will work with Sales, Operations and other members of the Finance team as an integral member of the organization. You will manage the company’s revenue accounting policies and procedures to ensure they are effective and efficient. As a senior member of the team, you will ensure that the Company’s revenue recognition accounting positions are properly documented and in accordance with the applicable U.S. GAAP revenue guidance. It is a hands-on role that will see you getting involved in a wide range of processes in order to understand them and implement improvements.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee revenue accounting including monthly close process, accounting for revenue, deferred revenue, balance sheet reconciliations, and revenue related expenses, ensuring accurate and timely monthly closes.
  • Responsible for managing a team of revenue accountants, performance management, and identifying training and development needs of direct reports.
  • Overseeing and reviewing quotations, signed contracts, contract setup in the billing and revenue system (Netsuite) with a focus on contract linkage, identification of performance obligations (POBs), standalone selling price (SSP) allocation, and contract modifications to insure complete and accurate revenue reporting under ASC 606.
  • Collaborate with Trustwave’s Sales, Sales Operations, FP&A, Product Management, and Salesforce.com system teams to improve and streamline end-to-end processes / data flow.  Monitors and analyzes work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining an acceptable level of accuracy.
  • Advise the organization on the technical accounting implications of business decisions including revenue recognition, multiple element revenue arrangements.
  • Direct impact on top line financial results and margin, through optimization and analysis of revenue recognition.
  • Play a key role in all financial system enhancements, upgrades, and improvements (including NetSuite and other internal systems) throughout the revenue cycle, with a focus on revenue automation and streamlining.
  • Partner with Order-to-Cash cross functional teams to ensure all fully executed agreements are properly processed and accounted for.
  • Partner with strategic and business planning counterparts to provide input in the budgeting and forecasting process and the review of operational results. Educate business partners on financial accounting and reporting implications of business decisions.
  • Ability to adapt within an evolving environment and high growth industry.
  • Liase with internal and external auditors.
  • Works on special projects as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 7+ years of progressive experience within the finance operations and accounting organization; preferably within a high-growth environment; multi-national experience, and including at least 5 years of management experience
  • Public accounting experience a plus
  • Strong technical accounting background with experience applying US GAAP revenue recognition accounting
  • Desire to work within a fast growth, high-tech international business
  • A strong culture fit with a “team first” and positive attitude
  • Proven ability to deliver accurate results under tight deadlines, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment
  • Keen eye for process improvement
  • Sound decision-making and comfort with ambiguity
  • Must be “hands on” and a proven and effective leader that garners trust and loyalty
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Salesforce and NetSuite experience a plus


Education:
We prefer college-educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.

Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

To All Agencies:
Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Trustwave outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Trustwave’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Trustwave Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Trustwave and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider focused on threat detection and response. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, consulting and professional services, and data protection technology, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely.Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries.

To All Agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Trustwave outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Trustwave policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Trustwave Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Trustwave and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.