Manager, Revenue Accounting

Added: April 4, 2024
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Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, and The Netherlands.

About The Role

Planet is seeking an experienced Revenue Accounting Manager to support the North America region, reporting to the Revenue Accounting Director.

You will provide leadership, accounting expertise, business acumen and, improve accounting-impacted processes. You will manage the revenue closely and drive strategic initiatives, while working cross-functionally with our Finance, Deals Desk, Legal, Sales, and Sales Operations teams.

Impact You’ll Own

  • Lead the revenue contract review process and review the documentation of non-standard contracts to address any revenue considerations in accordance with ASC 606
  • Responsible for Planet’s revenue accounting cycle, including the month/quarter/year-end close process, journal entries, reconciliations, and flux analysis while operating in an effective SOX framework
  • Support internal and external reporting and disclosures requirements such as the remaining performance obligation, and ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Provide guidance and support to Deal Desk, Legal and cross functional teams during contract negotiations on deal structure
  • Collaborate with Sales, Legal, FP&A and other cross functional teams to ensure strategic alignment on business initiatives and specific transactions, system enhancements, and process streamlining
  • Other responsibilities include coordinating projects, product implementations, and system enhancements directly impacting revenue
  • Engage with internal and external audit teams to support the quarterly review and annual audit activities including the preparation and review of audit PBCs

What You Bring

  • 5+ years of revenue accounting experience, with experience at both public and private companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other quantitative major
  • Excellent understanding of US GAAP and ASC 606 principles in a SaaS or Software focused industry
  • A technical revenue background with experience in managing revenue accounting operations
  • Highly productive self-starter with an excellent work ethic
  • Highly detail oriented and process driven
  • Experience supporting Deals Desk, Legal and/or Sales teams during the deal negotiations for revenue compliance
  • Experience holding teams accountable for deliverable goals
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication, collaboration and coordination skills
  • Exhibits the ability to manage multiple priorities by identifying and engaging appropriate resources to deliver under given time constraints and deadlines
  • Proven ability to develop and inspire a team by empowering decision-making at lower levels, offering frequent opportunities to develop, and encouraging upward feedback
  • Experience with NetSuite and Salesforce
  • Experience working with confidential and sensitive data
  • Experience working effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Ability to thrive in a high-growth environment
  • Ability to identify and solve critical issues

Benefits While Working At Planet

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits


The US base salary range for this full-time position at the commencement of employment is $97,600 - $160,500. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives (bonus and equity). The final salary range is determined by job related experience, skills and location. The range displays our typical hiring range for new hire salaries in US locations only. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Why We Care So Much About Belonging.

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.

EEO Statement

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Know Your Rights.


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