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Revenue Accountant

Company: Skillsoft
Location: Burlington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Revenue Accountant

At Skillsoft, we are all about making work matter. We believe every team member has the potential to be AMAZING. We are bold, sharp, driven and most of all, real. Join us in our quest to democratize learning and help individuals unleash their edge.


As Revenue Accountant, you will drive efficiencies in systems and processes and support revenue recognition for Skillsoft's worldwide business units. This position will be a critical member of the accounting team and will be instrumental in ensuring the proper accounting of routine and non-routine transactions. This opportunity is right for a highly motivated self-starter to contribute as a key member of the corporate revenue team.


  • Review of sales arrangements identifying Skillsoft's performance obligations and associated fees in accordance with ASC 606.
  • Participate in process improvement projects in collaboration with cross functional teams.
  • Assist in maintaining internal control policy and procedure documentation in accordance with SOX standards. This individual is also expected to assist in evaluation and test annual SOX compliance.
  • Work closely with both the Legal department and Sales team to structure customer deals while ensuring favorable business terms that are in-line with the Company's revenue recognition model.
  • Determine and analyze costs attributable to recorded revenue.
  • Regularly meet and build relationships with functional owners to create metrics, review performance and address business needs.
  • Prepare revenue recognition analysis in line with the new 606 guidance as well as revenue and deferred revenue account reconciliations.
  • Assist in all revenue recognition matters with the external audit firm for quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Provide timely and comprehensive responses to inquiries from various department heads and functional owners (Sales, Finance, Marketing, etc.) as they relate to sales arrangements.
  • Assist in the preparation of revenue reports for the company's Senior Management Team and Board of Directors.
  • Create ad-hoc reports, analyses and metrics as requested by members of the Finance & Accounting team, Sales & Marketing.
  • Create and maintain databases necessary to support reporting requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Experience in a similar capacity with a CPA and/or industry experience.
  • Experience working with a SaaS and/or Software Company.
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP and software revenue recognition rules including ASC 606.
  • Proven ability to initiate process change resulting in efficiencies.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally and working in a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to work independently with high attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills while completing tasks on a timely basis.
  • Excel skills at a high level. Experience working with business systems. Experience working with Sales Force Dot Com (SFDC) a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, with changing and sometimes competing priorities, and still meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation skills and relationship management.


Personally Accountable for Team Success. We unleash our edge together.

Confident Achievers. We are bold.

Intellectually Curious. We are sharp.

Adaptable, Agile & Resilient. We are driven.

Customer First. We are real.


Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets - their people - and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.

Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

If this opportunity intrigues you, we would love for you to apply!

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Skillsoft does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. All resumes submitted by employment agencies directly to any Skillsoft employee or hiring manager in any form without a signed Skillsoft Employment Agency Agreement on file and search engagement for that position will be deemed unsolicited in nature. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is subsequently hired as a result of the referral or through other means.

Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law.

Keywords: Skillsoft, Boston , Revenue Accountant, Other , Burlington, Massachusetts

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