The Red Hat Finance team is looking for a Revenue Accountant to join us as a key member of the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Revenue team in Cork, Ireland. In this dynamic and business influencing role, you will be responsible for varied accounting and compliance activities. You'll become familiar with the global business and work with the Sales and Legal teams to support contract negotiation. Your role will be split between technical accounting responsibilities and supporting the Sales organization on deal structure and review. You'll collaborate with Deal Desk and Legal teams to support stakeholders in structuring and documenting complex deals, while adhering to the corporate policies, processes, programs, and systems that affect the structure and execution of revenue transactions.

  • Ensure that transactions are appropriately considered and accounted for under the requirements of U.S. GAAP
  • Review sales contracts to determine appropriate application of revenue recognition principles
  • Review business terms language in non-standard or complex agreements to comply with corporate policies; ensure the use of Red Hat agreements and business forms whenever possible
  • Work closely with Legal team on contract review and revision
  • Advise the Project Accounting and Order to Cash teams on accurate deal processing
  • Coordinate contract review and approval by stakeholders using defined processes and systems
  • Enforce the corporate approval framework and associated policies
  • Prepare account reconciliations and journal entries
  • Work on ad hoc revenue projects
  • Reporting and analysis of revenue results
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls and processes
  • Identify and develop best practices and process improvements
  • Ad hoc tasks as determined necessary

  • Fully qualified ACA or ACCA
  • Self-motivated with the ability to demonstrate creative problem solving and analytical skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with diverse groups including legal, sales, operations, and senior management
  • Ability to use initiative and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Solid Microsoft Excel skills, competent with Pivot tables, Vlookups, and similar
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use initiative and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Technical accounting experience working with revenue contracts under SOP97-2, ASC 605, and working knowledge of ASC 606 is a plus
  • Additional EMEA language skills are a plus

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