Director, Revenue Accounting

Yext • New York, NY 10007

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Yext is the leading Digital Knowledge Management (DKM) platform. Yext's mission is to give companies control over their brand experiences across the digital universe of maps, apps, search engines, voice assistants, and other intelligent services that drive consumer discovery, decision, and action. Today, thousands of businesses including brands like Taco Bell, Rite Aid, and Steward Health use the Yext Knowledge Engine to manage their digital knowledge in order to boost brand engagement, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Director of Revenue Accounting will work closely with members of the Revenue, Finance Systems, Operations teams along with Legal and FP&A. This role is responsible for the Billing, Collections, Contract Review and Revenue accounting teams and managing the monthly close process. The position will work collaboratively with the Corporate Controller and other leaders on the Finance team.

This position is responsible for the month end close including analysis of revenue recognition, accounts receivable, reserves, deferred revenue and analyzes trends for process improvements. The successful candidate must be a proven team leader and demonstrate knowledge of revenue and accounting concepts with strong attention to detail.

Responsibilities

* Direct and manage the month-end close process for revenue, accounts receivable, allowances and deferred revenue, including review journal entries, reconciliations and other analyses, to ensure accurate and timely revenue close and monitor compliance with the company's revenue recognition policies

* Manage the day to day activities of the billing, collections, contract review and revenue accounting teams and ensure we continue to operate efficient processes and monitor compliance with the company's internal controls

* Work closely with the Director of Revenue Cycle Management to ensure alignment on process, controls and technical accounting for revenue recognition

* Manage and review international revenue transactions

* Participate in developing and maintaining strong internal controls, ensuring quality controls over revenue transactions and reporting. Recommend changes to reports and processes to improve productivity and accuracy.

* Lead external audit regarding annual audit requirements for revenue, accounts receivable, allowances and deferred revenue

* Review financial statement footnotes and disclosures related to revenue, accounts receivable, deferred revenue and allowances

Minimum Requirements

* BA/BS degree in Accounting or related field with CPA

* 12+ years of total experience with 4 or more years of national or large regional public accounting firm experience

* Ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization and manage relationships with external parties

* Strong analytical skills with a high level of accuracy

* Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines and strong problem-solving skills

* Ability to work with different business units, develop an understanding of business processes and understand/discuss implications on the financial statements

* Experience with Zuora and Netsuite is a plus

* Strong analytical and verbal communication skills with a sharp focus on details

* Ability to recognize problems, gather data, draw valid conclusions and effectively present information to managers, peers and customers

Compensation, Benefits & Perks

Yext offers the following exceptional benefits: competitive compensation, 401k, unlimited snacks, daily meal allowance, flexible hours/paid time off, and excellent health/dental/vision insurance. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.

About

Yext has been named a Best Place to Work by Fortune and Great Place to Work as well as a Best Workplace for Women. Yext is headquartered in New York City with offices in Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, London, Paris, Tyson's Corner, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Learn more about the Yext team and culture on the muse, our website, and our blog.

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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