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Revenue Recognition Manager (Controller track)

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Revenue Recognition Manager will oversee the full revenue accounting cycle ranging from contract review and revenue recognition assessment to customer invoicing and collections as well as oversee any technical accounting research and new accounting standards implementation. This position will be hands on, developing one team member and tightening up the revenue close timetable and processes. Interaction and coordination with colleagues in FP&A, Legal, Sales and various other departments across the Company to ensure proper accounting treatment and accurate financial results while also maintaining effective internal controls is critical. The Revenue Recognition Manager will play a key leadership role in the accounting organization around process improvement, system implementations and optimizations, standardizing processes.

About Hearsay Systems
Founded in 2009, Hearsay Systems is reinventing the human-client experience in financial services. The Hearsay Client Engagement Platform empowers over 200,000 advisors and agents to authentically and intelligently grow business relationships by proactively guiding and capturing the last mile of digital communications. The world’s leading financial firms—including Allstate, New York Life, Morgan Stanley, and Charles Schwab—rely on Hearsay’s SaaS platform to scale their reach, optimize sales engagements, and deliver exceptional client service in a consistent and compliant manner. 

We are a tight-knit and dedicated team that passionately believes in our products, our people, and our culture. Our products help advisors and agents scale personalized customer engagements across social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram), websites, text, and voice.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Hearsay has a globally distributed team with members in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Seattle, New York, Toronto, London, Budapest and Manila and is backed by Sequoia Capital, NewView Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.

About You:

You love rolling up your sleeves and diving into all activities associated with order to cash accounting, reporting, internal controls, and compliance. You are a close process ninja with high attention to detail and sense of urgency. You are hardworking, detailed oriented and demonstrate both a strong sense of ownership and good business sense. You possess a strong collaborative approach and are able to build effective relationships with colleagues in FP&A, Legal, Sales and other cross-functional departments. You have strong organizational and communication skills and are able to prioritize, plan, perform and communicate activities and findings both in written and verbal form to individuals, management, and auditors. You take initiative and are able to work in a dynamic environment across all levels of management and across functions and geographies with minimal supervision. You are confident, energetic, demonstrate good judgment and are able to influence outcomes. You are driven and eager to learn and grow in your career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain Hearsay’s revenue recognition policies and procedures under ASC 606. 
  • Owns the SSP analysis, and documentation of revenue technical accounting positions.  
  • Support deal negotiations by providing input on transaction structures to align contract terms and business objectives, as well as reviewing significant revenue related agreements to guide appropriate accounting
  • Own monthly revenue close procedures and related areas, ensuring accurate results are delivered on time for reporting in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Provide oversight and review of accounts receivable operations, including customer invoicing and collections; define and monitor AR KPIs.
  • Manage and monitor sales taxes, franchise taxes, and other corporate taxes, working closely with tax advisors to ensure reporting and compliance is in place.  Work with tax advisors on support for tax provisions, and other tax filings for US and international subsidiaries.
  • Partner cross functionally with sales operations, legal, finance and professional services team in developing system flows and integrations for the order to cash process, with a focus on revenue recognition data.
  • Ensure reporting and practices around costs to obtain contracts, capitalization of internal use software, stock-based compensation, and others as needed are in compliance with relevant accounting standards.  
  • Develop and maintain internal control documentation, drive the identification of inefficiencies and opportunities for process improvements, optimize ERP and other systems impacting the order to cash cycle, and help lead the implementation of best practices for revenue accounting to scale the team. 
  • Serve as the key liaison with external auditors.  Manage the PBC list and delegate to appropriate team members of the accounting team as well as other cross-functional departments as needed.
  • Assist in managing the monthly close process and reconciliations.
  • Own resolution of accounting questions/issues including adoption of new accounting standards as necessary. Help develop the accounting team and support their growth and professional development.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant credentials required.
  • 8 to 10 years of overall experience, at least 4 years of order to cash or revenue accounting experience, at least 2 years in a software or SaaS revenue accounting role, and prior public accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience with major ERP and other systems, NetSuite Advance Revenue Management, SalesForce, Avalara is a plus. 
  • Extensive knowledge of ASC 606.  Strong analytical and solid accounting technical skills, including ability to independently analyze transactions and contracts and document the related accounting analysis under GAAP.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to work across many departments; ability to work with teams across different time zones.
  • A natural go-getter attitude, data-driven, detail oriented, hands on, sense of urgency and with ability to follow through and implement process improvements.