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Accounting Manager - Revenue Recognition

Finance | Omaha, NE | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with one of the most forward-thinking, collaborative and exciting companies in travel and work with a dynamic, experienced and fun team with laser focus on success.  

Specializing in traveler path-to-purchase data for over a decade, Sojern is travel's direct demand engine for thousands of brands -- from global enterprises to boutique operators -- across the hotel, airline, cruise, transportation, tourism industries, and more. Analyzing the world's travel intent signals with its proprietary data science methods, the company delivered $10B in generated bookings for its clients to date by activating multi-channel branding and performance solutions on the Sojern Traveler Platform.

Recognized on the Top Company Cultures list by Entrepreneur Magazine, Sojern is headquartered in San Francisco, with teams based in Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, New York, Omaha, Paris, Singapore, and Sydney..


The Role:

The Sojern Accounting Team is looking  for a driven, dynamic Manager of Revenue Recognition Accounting to join our fast-growing travel marketing technology company. This position will report into the Controller based in Omaha. The revenue recognition team is directly engaged in the Company’s most critical and material transactions and will will be involved in helping guide the business through the coming years of extreme growth. Among other responsibilities, the Manager Revenue Recognition Accounting will interpret, present, and explain complex accounting issues to management and external auditors. Additionally, this position frequently collaborates with employees outside of the finance organization, so strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Finally, candidates should be energized by working in a fun, fast-paced, and dynamic environment.  This role is expected to be a Technical Accounting position.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day revenue cycle accounting.

  • Ensure revenue recognition is in accordance with company policy, as well as lead the ongoing implementation of ASC 606.

  • Manage, coach, and develop talent of revenue recognition team members.

  • Provide proper and proactive accounting guidance in support of deal terms:

    • Review deal terms and provide feedback to ensure risk is mitigated, work through accounting implications and confirm that their is the ability to operationally support business agreements.

    • Collaborate proactively with the sales organization, sales operations team, and legal department to ensure revenue transactions are recorded in accordance with company's revenue recognition policies.

    • Train sales, finance and operations team on revenue guidance and policies.

  • Lead  the monthly close and year-end close process to ensure all revenue activities, entries, reconciliations, and operations are completed accurately and within deadlines.

  • Assist with financial audits, including providing supporting documentation, preparing memos for significant and/or non-standard sales contracts, preparing financial disclosures, and communicating with external auditors.

  • Evaluate current revenue processes, accounting, systems, and procedures to identify areas for additional efficiencies and automation by leveraging technologies, including NetSuite, Salesforce, and Google BigQuery.

  • Develop, maintain, and update internal controls documentation for revenue recognition and support audits of internal controls.


What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting and/or Finance or equivalent experience.

  • CPA strongly preferred.

  • 6 - 8 years of revenue based experience, either at Big 4 public accounting firm or public corporate experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with NetSuite desired.

  • Media or AdTech experience an asset.

  • Critical thinking, with a strategic approach to problem solving.

  • An extremely high sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

  • Enjoyment of dynamic and fast-moving environment.

  • The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and to constantly re-prioritize.

  • Meticulous attention to details in a complex process.



  • Culture: Our team loves a good time.

  • Snacks: Well-stocked kitchen to fill your breakfast, lunch, and snack needs.

  • Opportunities: Be part of a growing team with training and support to help you grow.

  • Give Back: We give 40 hours a year to volunteer and organize office volunteer programs with local organizations.

  • Ownership: Lead creative and challenging projects.

  • Meals: Monthly catered lunches & happy hours.

  • Wealth: Stock options.

  • Time off: Flexible vacation time.


At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.