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Financial/Revenue Accountant



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My client is an multi-national management consultancy based in based in Central London are looking for a Financial/Revenue Accountant to cover maternity for 12 months.


Duties include:

  • 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 interaction
  • 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
  • Other ad hoc tasks


  • Qualified accountant either straight from practice or from commerce
  • Professional and confident manner
  • Good communicator who is comfortable with stakeholders at all levels in the organisation
  • 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 SarbanesOxley would be helpful, but not essential