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Senior Accountant

Industry: Service

Location: Westlake Village

Compensation: $70K – $80K + Discretionary Bonus

Contact: Raul Gonzalez

Global market-information services company, providing analytics, advisory and consulting services, needs an experienced Senior Accountant to take on the primary role of reviewing/entering client contracts into the accounting system, supporting and managing the company’s revenue accounting process, and providing contract/revenue information to senior leadership.
The position will also regularly handle revenue, invoicing and policies and procedures. In addition, this position will have a secondary role of supporting and improving the accounting system capabilities and reporting requirements.

Responsibilities include:

• Analysis of client contracts, review of earnings process, and analysis of revenue earned and revenue accruals.
• Preparation of monthly account reconciliations for Unbilled AR, WIP inventory, and Deferred Revenue.
• Longer term, manage the contract administrators responsible for the maintenance of client contracts within the accounting system.
• Review revenue accounting methodologies on an ongoing process.
• Work with finance and sales operations to make sure the monthly close and forecast processes are managed timely and accurately.
• Liaise and coordinate with sales and operational staff to complete proper billing and revenue input.
• Communicate contract/revenue policies and procedures updates to sales associates and sales support teams.
• Coordinate system reporting with IT department, including development and implementation of additional reporting; training for department and documentation of system processes and controls.
• Assist Credit and Collections in contacting and following up with sales account executives in regards to their clients with past due invoices.
• Review of system capabilities (Oracle, Salesforce, Insight), processes, and additional programming and reporting requirements as needed.
• Quarterly review of systems access. Annual testing of processes and controls for SOX compliance.

Requirements include:

• 5 to 7 years’ of related experience in finance and accounting (2 years’ at a Big 4 accounting firm is strongly preferred).
• CPA required (but can be inactive).
• JDE and Oracle experience preferred.
• TM1 or other multidimensional OLAP cube based enterprise planning system experience (i.e. Hyperion) would be a plus.

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