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German Speaking Revenue Accountant

  • Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: Finance
  • Date posted: 24/11/2016
  • Job reference: J358658A

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German Speaking Senior Revenue Accountant - Permanent - £40000 - £55000 - West London

My client is a global software organisation in need of a talented German speaking Senior Revenue Accountant.

Basic Function: Provide consultation to the sales and contracts teams during sales cycles and prepare final revenue recognition accounting conclusions and supporting documentation on worldwide software contracts. This position will be focused primarily on reviewing software license and services revenue arrangements for entities across EMEA.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as a technical reference for the sales and contracts teams during the contract negotiation process by analyzing the impact of 'red flag' contract terms, communicating the revenue impact of such terms, and offering alternative structures, if available
  • Review and analyze software contracts and document significant terms and accounting conclusions
  • Perform, analyze, and summarize accounting research related to revenue recognition
  • Assist the Director of Revenue Accounting by supporting MicroStrategy's quarterly review and annual audit process
  • Work with the appropriate Contracts attorneys and International finance team to resolve audit and review questions and issues
  • Participate in periodic communication, updates, and training covering revenue recognition policies affecting the contracts department, sales force, international finance team, and country managers
  • Assist with quarterly review and analysis of the CATS contract system for EMEA contracts to ensure revenue recognition completeness
  • Assist in preparation of financial statement disclosures relating to revenue, including gathering and summarizing revenue recognition, accounts receivable, deferred revenue and other relevant areas for up to 17 entities across EMEA
  • Assist in ongoing updates of the Worldwide Contracts and Revenue Recognition Policies and Procedures
  • Preparation and completion of other projects and tasks that may be required from time-to-time

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in accounting, CPA + 3 years' experience (prefer public accounting experience)
  • Experience in software industry revenue recognition
  • Knowledge of SOP 97-2, SOP 81-1, SAB 101 and other software revenue recognition accounting literature
  • Fluent German (spoken and written)
  • Strong financial reporting and accounting skills
  • Detail oriented and strong documentation skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Appropriate handling of confidential information
  • Strong Computer skills: proficiency in MS Excel, Accounting Software packages such as JD Edwards
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