Revenue Accountant

Competitive Salary, Bonus, Flexible Working & Excellent Benefits
26 Aug 2020
23 Sep 2020
Laura Leslie
Contract Type
Full Time
Outstanding Commercial Accounting opportunity for a Revenue Accountant to join one of the North West’s fastest growing, International businesses based close to Warrington. The role will report to both the Financial Reporting Manager and the Financial Accounting Manager who need a qualified technical and commercially focused Revenue Accountant to help ensure the firms revenue and costs of sales accounting is compliant with accounting standards and to ensure accurate and timely reporting of revenues across the Group. The role will assist the Financial Reporting Manager with building a thorough revenue and costs of sales reporting process, looking at both trend analysis, segment analysis and comparison to forecast and articulating this data in a clear manner. The individual will play an integral part in helping Senior Management understand and evaluate revenue performance results, work closely with the FP&A team and shaping business decisions going forward. The role will also report to the Financial Accounting Manager, whereby they will be required to technically analyse new transactions/products to present the correct accounting treatment ensuring they are compliant with IFRS and the revenue recognition policy. Ensuring the management accounting team understand the transactions and have the know how to process. You will enjoy a fast-paced, high energy, constantly-changing environment where due to the size and nature of the business, excellent opportunities for progression exist. You will benefit from flexible working and excellent benefits including, bonuses.

Monthly duties will include: 
  • Analysis of monthly revenues on both a day 1 and deferred basis, and understanding and reporting the key drivers
  • Posting of complex revenue transactions and ensuring appropriate documentation is maintained
  • Ownership of multiple costs of sales lines ensuring these are appropriately accounted for in relation to the revenue recognition
  • Involvement in month end close, including posting into Netsuite of revenue accruals and deferrals and completion of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Oversight and management of revenue deferral tools and systems to ensure that dual accounting records are maintained for both standalone and group revenue reporting
  • Manage a small team of Qualified and Part Qualified accountants
Ongoing responsibilities will include: 
  • Help develop financial position papers for important revenue transactions and new products, for discussion and agreement with the management team and external audit
  • Check that new transactions are in line with position papers and have been accounted for correctly
  • Liaising with the business to understand the commercial aspects of new revenue deals and ensuring this is fed through correctly into the accounting systems
  • Liaising with external auditors for all elements of revenue audits
  • Involvement in projects to aid with process improvement, automation and efficiencies
  • Implementing and updating internal process, policy and control documents
Skills and Abilities:
  • Technically strong qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Detailed accounting standards knowledge (in particular IFRS 9, 10 & 15) and ability to understand and interpret standards in different practical situations
  • Previous complex revenue experience desirable
  • Strong systems experience, with experience of manipulating large datasets and performing data analytics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage and develop a small team of Accountants
  • Hands on approach with ability to get into the detail and understand complex transactions from a commercial perspective
  • Financial Services experience desirable (but not essential)
  • Willingness to work in an ever-changing environment
  • Inquisitive with desire to learn in a complex environment
  • Experience of NetSuite (would be desirable but not essential)
  • Acts with honesty and integrity
  • Curious and resourceful – seeks out difficult questions and finds solutions
  • Resilient, able to learn from mistakes and move forward
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Collaborative, thrives when working towards shared goals
This is a fast-moving role so apply now for immediate consideration.