Senior Manager, Revenue Accounting - Remote - US


Mountain View, California

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role:

The Senior Manager, Revenue Accounting plays a key leadership role in Confluent’s revenue recognition and order to cash process. You will partner with Sales Ops, FP&A, Technical Revenue, Cloud Product Management and Engineering, Accounts Receivable, as well as many other cross-functional business partners. In this role, you will ensure the accuracy of our revenue recognition and commissions accounting, in compliance with ASC 606, ASC 340 and our internal accounting policies. You will ensure the team’s adoption of SOX controls and drive process improvements thereto, spearhead the evolution of Revenue Accounting and adjoining functions as Confluent scales for continued growth. You will also be involved in the design, setting and updating of revenue policies, as well as reviewing and approving revenue and commissions accounting policies.    

The ideal candidate is an experienced CPA with at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience at either a Big 4 public accounting firm or a publicly traded, high-tech organization with a minimum of 4 years in revenue specific roles. You should have experience from a global, growing software company that has on-premise software revenue and SaaS.

What You Will Do:

  • Manage and lead the global revenue close and reporting process, including the review of key controls, reconciliations, and other various forecast and reporting deliverables
  • Propose significant process improvements, including automations and system implementations
  • Lead the Company’s quarterly revenue forecasting process, in partnership with FP&A team members
  • Analyze new product, service and go to market strategies for their accounting results and develop methods of automating the accounting for those sales
  • Ensure the Company’s revenue recognition and commissions accounting results are accurate and in compliance with ASC 606, ASC 340 and our internal accounting policies
  • Mentor, train and develop a growing Revenue Accounting Team of 3
  • Participate in the development of internal controls and SOX adoption efforts, and ensure Sarbanes-Oxley requirements are met for relevant areas
  • Act as a subject matter expert in accounting for usage-based SaaS contracts, on-premise term licenses, related professional services and education 

What You Will Bring:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA certification or equivalent practical experience
  • 7 years of progressively responsible experience at either a Big 4 public accounting firm or a global, publicly traded high-tech organization with a minimum of 4 years in a revenue role
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, primarily revenue recognition (ASC 606) as it applies to on-premise software revenue and SaaS, and ASC 340 as it applies to deferred commissions
  • Experience with significant system enhancement projects
  • Attention to detail and experience multitasking and prioritizing to deliver impact in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills, including the ability to simplify complex situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (oral and written) and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels at the company
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience using Netsuite and Netsuite ARM preferred, experience with other revenue accounting systems also desired
  • Usage-based SaaS contract experience a strong plus

Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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