Senior Accountant - International Accounting in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/23/2022

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    San Diego, CA
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Job Description

This is a Senior Accountant role within our International Accounting & Compliance organization and will be located in San Diego, U.S. This position will be responsible for applying revenue recognition principles through the performance of revenue accounting, while also charged with gaining efficiencies and work product improvements that address financial risk and support business growth.


  • Responsible for applying, enforcing and executing the Company's revenue recognition policy as it relates to the performance of revenue accounting.
  • Applies professional skepticism and an inquisitive approach to review and analyze the appropriateness and reasonableness of underlying accounting principles that support revenue recognition.
  • Able to clearly articulate results, variances and demonstrate an understanding of root cause to management.
  • Completes monthly P&L and balance sheet analytical review with commentary, trend analysis on revenue & close review with FP&A & other key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with business unit partners, revenue recognition leads and internal/external auditors on accounting matters relating to revenue accounting.
  • Comfortable working with cross-functional team in order to understand company offerings and implement accounting models that properly recognize revenue according to accounting principles and company policy.
  • Stay current on evolving Accounting Standards pronouncements and updates under prevailing regulatory bodies (FASB, SEC), incorporating into current company policy as necessary.
  • Streamline systems and reporting tools to ensure efficient & accurate recording and proper classification of revenue.
  • Participate in systems upgrades and enhancements as necessary.
  • Participate in the month and quarter-end close process and related responsibilities for the accounting department.
  • Prepare journals entries and maintain account reconciliations consistent with GAAP and corporate accounting policies to ensure close timelines are met.
  • Establish controls necessary to ensure that deferred revenue balances and revenue accounting execution are compliant with Company policy and GAAP.
  • Prepare and maintain reports / schedules for senior management, prepare schedules requested by internal and external auditors.
  • Ensures implementation of internal controls, facilitates SOX Compliance, including key & non-key control report validation.
  • Undertakes project work beyond function as a learning opportunity and actively develops new methods & processes supporting change.


  • Background in understanding and applying software and SaaS revenue accounting literature.
  • Ability to manage complexity well and demonstrated experience managing across functions and businesses to accomplish large scale goals in a large, public company environment.
  • Confidence, good judgment, energy and personality to work in a dynamic, multi-business unit environment across all levels of management and across business units and functions.
  • Strong end-to-end process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organizational skills and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to influence people indirectly and work with people in multi-functional roles.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, time prioritization and risk assessment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting with minimum of 3 years' experience, or equivalent experience; CPA/MBA highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle and Business Objects, a plus.
  • A combination of Public and Industry Accounting experience is desired.
  • Strong PC, worksheet and word processing skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, presentation and influencing skills, including the ability to raise issues appropriately to the right level internally and externally to resolve.