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Senior Revenue Accountant

Job Description


Citrix is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere, on any device. Innovation, creativity and a passion for ever-improving performance drive our company and our people forward.  Citrix solutions pave the way for business to thrive in the cloud era, embracing mobile users, personal devices, wireless access, app stores, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure.   We’re currently looking for a Senior Revenue Accountant to join our team in Santa Clara, CA.


We are currently looking for a highly self-motived and experienced Senior Revenue Accountant to join our Revenue Operations team in Santa Clara, CA.  The individual will be instrumental in ensuring the accurate reporting of revenue and accounting data as part of the monthly revenue close process.  The position will work collaboratively with the Senior Manager, Revenue Operations, in developing and streamlining processes as part of the SAP integration efforts.  The Senior Revenue Accountant will assist in the coordination, accounting and review of ByteMobile sales related transactions. This individual will be responsible for researching technical accounting literature related to software and hardware revenue recognition issues and providing analysis and conclusions.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Ability to read complex contracts/agreements and identify pertinent terms and issues to provide appropriate accounting guidance and propose solutions within Company’s revenue recognition policy and accounting literature (SAB 101, SAB 104, SOP 97-2, EITF 08-1, EITF 09-3)

  • Assist with the deal desk review of sales opportunities, contracts and non-standard transactions

  • Provide advisory assistance to sales organizations with respect to product launches and new product offerings and related promotions to prevent technical accounting, policy or process issues in the area of revenue recognition

  • Provide training on Revenue Recognition topics to Sales and other internal groups, as necessary. 

  • Review and prepare journal entries resulting in reallocation of VSOE and/or revenue deferrals

  • Prepare and maintain monthly revenue, deferred revenue and unbilled accounts receivable reconciliations

  • Work closely with the Order Services team and provide guidance on entering sales orders for invoicing purposes

  • Work closely with the respective geo Billings Team and provide instructions for invoice preparation upon contract milestone completion

  • Work closely with external audit team regarding all quarterly and annual audit requirements

  • Coordinate and perform detailed review of divisional VSOE and revenue transactions on a quarterly basis

  • Maintain a current level of expertise relating to professional standards and emerging industry and technical developments in the area of revenue recognition and apply the information proactively, including IFRS.

  • Participate in on-going SOX compliance efforts, as necessary

  • Prepare ad hoc analysis, when needed

Job Requirements


Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities)



  • Highly organized, with great attention to detail

  • Ability to interact effectively with sales and product teams, functional peer groups and subordinates and to gain cooperation from others, especially those in other departments, as well as with outside auditors and outside legal counsel

  • Confidence and proven record to communicate both orally and written, including the dissemination of technical information

  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of multiple concurrent and diversified tasks, while working with deadlines


Requirements (Education, Certification, Training, and Experience)



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

  • MBA or equivalent education preferred

  • CPA license preferred

  • 3-5 years of progressive related work experience, including 4+ years in 'Big 4' public accounting experience (preferred)

  • Experience in SAP and Salesforce.com a plus




Working with Citrix puts you in the forefront of technology.  Engage and discover the possibilities when you take your career to the unequivocal leader of service and application delivery.  Every day, our teams are developing solutions that are deployed in thousands of networks around the globe to optimize, secure and control the delivery of all enterprise and cloud services.  Elevate to the world's most advanced cloud network platform by applying online for the Senior Revenue Accountant position. 

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Job Snapshot

Post Date 8/3/2014
Location San Jose, CA
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Computer Software
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 20728
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