Director (or Sr Manager), Revenue Recognition



Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

The Revenue Recognition Team drives accuracy and transparency around revenue recognition to ensure consistent financial reporting. We're a dynamic group of accounting professionals who continue to strive for professional excellence and career growth while maintaining a culture of work-life balance. Our team is excited to continue to be a pivotal contributor to projects geared toward automation and accounting for new entities.

About the Role

Become a member of the Workday’s Revenue Accounting Team. We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager that will be responsible for writing technical accounting position papers in accordance with ASC 606 as well as developing analyses to support and operationalize accounting positions. The ideal candidate will be a great communicator with an entrepreneurial mindset who is also excited and energetic about joining a transformative team.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting activities and mentor junior team members of the revenue recognition team

  • Manage deal review communications between revenue team and Sales, Sales Operations and Legal during contract negotiations and provide guidance and assistance to ensure proper revenue recognition

  • Collaborate with broader team on completing month-end close activities and accurate reporting of key revenue data

  • Provide technical accounting guidance in accordance with ASC Topic 606

  • Document new technical accounting positions in memos and corroborate with supporting data studies

  • Maintain and update revenue accounting policies and procedures

  • Partner with order-to-cash cross functional teams (Sales, Legal, Deal Desk, Sales Ops, Finance, and/or AR) to ensure all fully executed agreements are properly booked and recognized in our systems to ensure accuracy in quarterly metrics

  • Review revenue agreements in connection with deal review process

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years related experience in Revenue / Accounting

  • 4+ years in People Leadership / Managerial role

  • Master’s degree in Accounting/Finance

Other Qualifications

  • CPA with Big 4 experience preferred

  • Experience with SaaS/Technology industry preferred

  • A highly productive self-starter with very strong work ethic

  • Strong accountability and detail oriented; prepares accurate and timely work product

  • Ability to work independently and thrive, and be a team player

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and messaging skills

  • Ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment

  • Capable of moving between a variety of roles with ease with working with cross functional teams

  • Understanding of global quote-to-cash business processes and best practices

  • Advanced skills in Excel, Salesforce, Apttus, and experience using Workday

Workday Pay Transparency Statement - United States

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations in the United States (US) are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Pleasanton

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $155,200 - $232,800

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $137,800 - $232,800

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

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