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Revenue Accountant - EMEA Team

Posted 9 April by Michael Page Finance Easy Apply Ended

As a revenue specialist, the main objective of this role is to ensure revenue is complete and accurately reported in line with our established policies, processes and US GAAP/SOX regulations. This team collaborates with colleagues from across the organisation in the review of revenue related items in client contracts and engagements.

Client Details

For over 50 years, the firm has helped some of the world's biggest and best organisations find the senior talent to drive their agendas. The business has a head count of close to 7000 now and they are based in the heart of London's West-End.


Responsible for revenue, accounts receivables transactions and reporting including:-

  • Working with all lines of business to apply the established revenue treatments providing the day to day determination that sales bookings meet US GAAP requirements for revenue recognition.
  • Review engagements for the application of accurate revenue recognition principles and escalate when necessary
  • Executes the processes that the evaluate accrued and deferred revenues, especially as part of period end close
  • Evaluates and escalates revenue issues as identified through accounting staff, Order to Cash, FP&A or field


  • Lead monthly meetings with sales, consulting and/or project management to review engagements to ensure accurate revenue recognition
  • Approve credit memos after reviewing for impact to revenue and bad debt considerations
  • Review change requests for engagements to ensure the impact to revenue remains correct
  • Review various reports to verify accuracy of revenue for all revenue streams, which include consulting, licenses/subscriptions and web-based products
  • Partner with and provide consultation to sales, project management and the order to cash teams on revenue considerations in regard to client contracts/agreements, engagements, invoicing and credit memos
  • Working with external and internal auditors during EMEA audits
  • Participate in projects / initiatives of the Revenue COE team

Other ad hoc tasks


It is anticipated that the profile, skills and experience of the successful candidate will include:

  • Finalist or Qualified accountant (with at least 5 years of work experience)
  • Experience working for a US listed public company, a plus
  • Professional and confident manner
  • Good communicator who is comfortable with stakeholders at all levels in the organisation
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of revenue accounting standards and to make well-reasoned and timely decisions
  • Excellent attention to detail, committed, bright, numerate and enthusiastic
  • Team player with a good work ethic who thrives in a multi-tasking, deadline driven environment
  • Experience with SAP/Business Objects (or other large enterprise wide accounting system), US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley would be helpful, but not essential
  • Fluent in English, a second language would be beneficial

Job Offer

  • This role will be part of the EMEA Revenue CoE team and work closely and will report to the lines of business lead
  • This role will also work with the US based Corporate Revenue CoE team, Project Managers, EAs, Senior Executives, order to cash team and Regional Accountants

Reference: 34863586

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