Senior Accountant – Revenue

Full Time


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US-owned global Blue Chip in the Telecommunications sector is looking for a high calibre qualified Accountant to join its dynamic and professional EMEA Financial Reporting team within the Revenue Accounting team.


Reporting to a Snr Finance Manager in the Financial Reporting team of c.30, as part of a wider EMEA Finance Division of c.150, duties will include:

Job Summary

The EMEA Revenue accounting team work closely with the Revenue Financial Planning & Analysis (“FP&A”) team to ensure that accurate and timely reporting is available for the EMEA leadership team. This role is to perform revenue accounting and reporting for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Region of a Global telecoms’ provider, with annual revenue of approximately $850m regionally. The role is one of three supporting the business and primarily focuses on monthly accounting for Income Statement and Balance Sheet areas related to revenue, exercising controls and SOX responsibilities over key accounts and financial systems, and performing responsibilities for both quarterly reporting (internal) and quarterly reviews and annual audits (external).

Job Description

Monthly reporting of channel results and all routine accounting & analysis to prepare monthly numbers, including accruals, reserves & corrections.

Primary point of contact for complex contracts or technical accounting for EMEA region, documenting accounting treatment and performing adjustments as necessary.

Prepare accounting memoranda on significant and complex contracts.

Perform monthly review of major contracts signed and documentation of accounting issues.

Ensure accuracy of coding and reporting of professional services and equipment revenue data monthly, including making all accounting entries and maintaining supporting schedules.

Responsible for ensuring accuracy of product and GL coding to support monthly Product and Revenue Type reporting.

Prepare monthly and quarterly consolidated Revenue Reports.

Prepare monthly and quarterly revenue trend reports (billable run rate and monthly recurring revenue – other).

Perform monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations for deferred revenue, Specific Credit Reserves and Accrued Revenue.


ACA /ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent) qualified.

Strong knowledge of technical US/IFRS GAAP to deal with the complex revenue issues and strong knowledge of statutory accounts preparations and dealings with external and internal auditors on accounting issues.

Essential system/technical knowledge.

Strong Analytical skills.

Strong GAAP knowledge.

Experience of accounting systems and SAP experience a strong advantage.

Experience in Microsoft Office products particularly Excel.

Any additional requirements Candidate should be accurate, flexible, a good team player, self-motivated and attentive to detail.