Revenue Accountant at Expedia Group
Are you passionate about travel? Do you want to be in a high pace, high energy workplace bent on revolutionizing the industry? Are you a hands-on individual that has the ability to work independently and provide advanced accounting expertise in support of a company’s revenue drivers and initiatives?
HomeAway, an Expedia Group brand is hiring for a passionate, high energy Revenue Accountant reporting to the US Revenue Controller in its Austin, Texas headquarters. You will have direct responsibility for applying and updating revenue recognition policy guidance, the Accountant will drive monthly and quarterly close activities for revenue, own validation and reconciliation of all revenue related accounts, analyze high volumes of transactional data, run auditor requests, and will work closely with cross functional departments such as Sales, FP&A, Product Management and Legal. Drawing on previous experience with transactional revenue systems and data analysis for a high volume business, the Accountant will play a critical role in new product and system implementations in the rapidly growing online vacation rental business.
What you will do:
Maintain and enforce the Company's revenue recognition policy
Propose alternative structuring of deals to accommodate revenue recognition and business criteria
Ensure the proper accounting treatment for all product and service offerings is documented
Ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, as well as with emerging accounting standards
Assist with SOX process and controls to ensure compliance
Maintain reconciliation of GAAP reporting to internal operating metrics
Streamline systems and reporting tools to ensure efficient and accurate recording and proper classification of revenue
Manage monthly revenue accounting close efforts, including invoicing, contract analysis, procedures and preparation of monthly revenue, deferred revenue and accounts receivable reconciliations
Reconcile and analyze all revenue and receivables related accounts including revenue, deferred revenue, accounts receivable, bad debt expense and reserve, and commission expense and accrual
Assist in the quarterly and year-end audit process, actively working with external auditors to ensure the interpretation of revenue recognition accounting standards is consistent and aligned with GAAP
Liaise with external auditors regarding revenue and proactively resolve all revenue-related issues
Ensure timely customer receivables collections and handle collections issues
Who you are:
Bachelors in Finance or Accounting
5-7 years corporate and/or public accounting experience
Prior experience with high volume transactional revenue systems and data analysis required
Strong proficiency with Excel
Experience with revenue recognition guidance
Experience with revenue and deferred revenue reconciliations and journal entries
Detail-oriented with great organizational skills, and a willingness to dive into the details
Validated experience being dedicated to improve and document departmental processes
Ability to interpret and research accounting guidance
Self-motivated, deadline oriented, fast learner, who is a dedicated, hands-on teammate with excellent problem-solving skills
Execution focused, with the ability to take individual responsibility for delivering quality work in a timely manner
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Strong process and system skills, as well as the ability to work effectively across functions to resolve problems
Experience with Oracle and SalesForce.com a plus
CPA or actively pursuing a CPA
Benefits & Perks:
Competitive health and insurance benefits.
Annual target bonus or commission.
Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
Paid vacation and sick time.
Employee Stock Purchase Program.
Free snacks and beverages.
Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
Free listing on HomeAway.com.
Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
Why join us:
Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.
Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.
Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.
HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.