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Team Lead, Revenue Accounting

Job Description


At Absorb, I am not just a cog in the wheel. Working closely with Finance, Operations and the Leadership Team, I am empowered to create and build processes, to make my mark, to own a piece of the extraordinary synergy that defines Absorb." - Kristina, Manager, Revenue Accounting, Calgary

The Position:

Are you a professional accountant who loves the hands-on technical aspects of accounting but looking to take that next step into a leadership role? Look no further! Absorb Software is currently hiring a Team Lead, Revenue Accounting to join us.

As the successful candidate, with the help of your team, you will own, improve and revamp Absorbs revenue accounting and billing management processes. This isnt your run of the mill accounting job it's complex, full of projects and no day is ever the same.

Technically astute with a high degree of flexibility, you understand our business and our varying billing models. You have a keen eye for details and can identify those little errors. You are a natural problem solver and adept at working within systems and processes to identify solutions and create efficiencies. Did we mention your excel skills are top-notch?

Working closely with stakeholders within our business units, you are service-minded and can easily explain complex accounting concepts in a matter all audiences can grasp.

As a working Team Lead, there is no challenge too big or small that you arent ready to get into the trenches (aka filing system) to solve. You can do the research, pull the history, and present the solution. These sorts of challenges are what you love, they build you up and feed yours and your teams growth!

Key Responsibilities:

Accurate revenue recognition, in compliance with US GAAP

Review complex revenue contracts and determine the appropriate accounting treatment

Oversee the monthly close process over revenue accounting

Ensure accuracy and completeness over revenue accounting reports and analysis to support the accounting period closes

Manage a multi-entity, multi-currency environment

Implement processes to manage and recognize revenue from contracts with revenue partners, including reconciling, reviewing and recording amounts payable to or receivable from those partners

Identify, design and propose ways to make the revenue accounting process more efficient

Develop and maintain internal controls over revenue accounting operations

Serve as a key technical resource/expert over US GAAP revenue accounting

Maintain appropriate documentation for all revenue recognition policies and standard operating procedures

Support the Billing Operations Team

Provide active direction of team members career development

Leads the day-to-day operations of the revenue team, supports the performance management process, and provides ongoing direction and support (through ongoing performance meetings, goal setting, and 1:1's)

Supports the team growth by strategically participating in the recruitment and training of new team members

Facilitate revenue recognition discussions with external auditors and ensure proper sign-off of US GAAP application

Manage Sales Tax registrations, reconciliations, and tax filings (multiple jurisdictions)

Serve as Project Lead for revenue integration for M&A transactions as applicable

Serve as project-lead on revenue projects, as needed

Ad hoc duties as required.

Experience in the following areas would be an asset:

US GAAP Experience, particularly over revenue accounting.

A deep understanding of revenue accounting in a software-based company preferable

Sales Tax experience (US, Canada, and Europe)

Ability to work independently or collaboratively on complex projects

A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced team environment

Demonstrates creativity and ability to rely on experience and knowledge to make decisions confidently

Key Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

Post-Secondary education in Accounting or related field

Canadian or US accounting designation

5+ years of related experience

Exceptional customer service skills

NetSuite, Zuora, and Avalara experience would be an asset

Advanced Microsoft Office skills Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Technologies we use:

AbsorbLMS, NetSuite, Zuora, Avalara, SAP Concur and Excel

The Company:

Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with offices in London, Dublin, Tampa, Boston, Salt Lake City and Sydney.

Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience and our flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government and non-profit agencies around the world. Absorb is setting new standards in learning technology and support, fueling companies who believe that people are their greatest asset.

We exceed expectations across enterprises, industries and continents, helping people learn at the speed of now and preparing companies for the future of work. How do we do it better? We pay attention to the details and go deep where it matters. Turning a culture of learning into a revenue engine for global titans the world over.

Care to join us?

Why work at Absorb Software?

All the perks:

Work life balance

RRSP Contribution

Paid vacation

Casual dress code

Volunteering opportunities

Multicultural work environment

Career progression/internal mobility opportunities

Professional development plans

Employer paid benefits: health, dental and vision

Company/team building events

Additional requirements/information for candidates:

In the event a current Absorb employee would like to apply for this role they will inform their supervisor prior to submitting their application.

This position will be subject to pre-employment background screening, including a criminal record check.

The successful candidate must be able to show proof of legal eligibility to work in Canada without sponsorship.

The successful candidate must be able to temporarily work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic

Incomplete online applications will not be considered.

Applicants will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found

Please note: First round of interviews for this position are expected to occur the week of March 1, 2021.

Absorb Software is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all our people.


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