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Revenue Accounting Operations Manager

Department: Finance

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 4421

The Revenue Accounting Operations Manager will be a high profile, hands on position that will be responsible for ensuring that revenue is recorded accurately and timely each month. This key position will interact and coordinate with colleagues across all regions (Americas, EMEA, APAC) as well as various cross-functional departments (FP&A, Sales Operations, Business Operations, Legal, A/R, IT) to ensure proper revenue accounting treatment, execution of the revenue accounting function, and reporting of results. This role will be responsible for several aspects of the Company’s revenue accounting processes including the application of appropriate revenue guidance, the development and reporting of revenue, and working with our technical accounting team on revenue related items. The Revenue Accounting Operations Manager will play a key role in the accounting organization around change management, process improvement, scaling accounting infrastructures and standardizing processes globally. This position reports to the Director of Accounting based in Santa Barbara.

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. You proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for the global revenue close process, including deferred revenue, journal entries, account reconciliations and flux analyses
  • Responsible for contra revenue balances and revenue related estimates including the Company’s sales incentives and Market Development Funds (MDF) accruals, returns provisions, and bad debt accruals
  • Responsible to analyze various revenue related data points to ensure the integrity of revenue
  • Prepare and present to management analyses, summarization of notables, and all revenue related results
  • Work with the technical accounting team to develop, document and implement accounting policies and procedures as necessary
  • Interface with teams throughout the Company and effectively communicate and educate individuals on revenue recognition processes and requirements
  • Work closely with accounting teams and FP&A to build out new processes and structure addressing and improving the month end close processes
  • Collaborate with external and internal auditors to ensure audit requirements are met
  • Lead the implementation of best practices to scale our business and global revenue expansion.
  • Prepare revenue related external disclosures
  • Assist ERP implementation team as it related revenue processes
  • Work closely with the Director of Accounting on the implementation of strategic plans, projects, programs and systems

Skills You’ll Need

  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance
  • 5+ years accounting experience with a Big 4 accounting firm combined with industry experience (tech industry and/or public company experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of revenue recognition accounting literature including but not limited to ASC 606
  • Intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • CPA preferred

How to Audition
Apply here and if there is a fit, we'll reach out! 
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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