Senior Technical Accountant

McLean, Virginia
Jul 26, 2022
Aug 24, 2022
Full Time
Here at Appian, we're passionate about technology. We love making it, and we love using it. Coming on board to Appian Finance within the Appian Corporate team means you'll be doing work that directly impacts the overall business. We are a people-first organization, all committed to providing a first-class employee experience. Our top priority is ensuring our people and the business are equipped with the tools, resources, and processes needed to thrive. Join us, as we work collaboratively to grow Appian across the world.

The Senior Technical Accountant will be focused on Revenue Recognition and will assist in reviewing all aspects of the company's revenue recognition process from end to end. In this critical role, the Senior (Technical) Revenue Recognition Accountant will partner with other teams, including Sales, Legal, Deal Desk, and Sales Operations to review customer contracts, optimize outcomes and ensure proper revenue recognition. The Senior Revenue Recognition Accountant will serve as a technical accounting expert in applying ASC 606 to customer contracts, ensuring proper accounting setup in the ERP, documenting accounting conclusions, and maintaining effective internal controls throughout the process. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can meet our business demands in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

This role will be at Appian HQ, which is located in McLean, VA. Expectation is to be in the office on a hybrid schedule.

To be successful in this role, you need:
  • Experience reviewing fully executed customer contracts to conclude on appropriate accounting treatment and identify any issues to ensure that all software and services revenues follow generally accepted accounting principles (ASC 606).
  • Experience reviewing and approving revenue allocation and revenue plans in the NetSuite accounting system. This individual will also support the monthly closing process.
  • Experience supporting revenue accounting documentation, including revenue accounting checklists, position papers and revenue allocation spreadsheets for booked orders.
  • Experience with annual audit and quarterly reviews by providing external auditors with requested documentation for revenue transactions being tested.
  • Will assist with preparation of SEC filings as needed.

Some of the tools and resources we will equip you with include:
  • We'll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Our community is strong and growing! Our affinity groups are a great place to start connecting with peers from across the globe.
  • Appian offers a wide variety of growth and development opportunities such as: our in-house Appian MBA program for new managers, Appian University which is a full library of over 3,000 LinkedIn Learning and Udemy courses, Presentation Skills training, and tuition reimbursement for those seeking to further their education.

Basic qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of revenue accounting experience.
  • Public accounting experience, strongly preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • ERP financial systems experience, preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA certification.

About Appian

Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation and value. Today, we help businesses build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform.

Appian was founded on the belief that talented and passionate people, given the power and autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing impact. We have worked thoughtfully to create an inclusive, agile and collaborative work environment where employees feel challenged, and all voices are heard. We value and encourage cross-departmental collaboration, and actively seek opportunities to better ourselves and others. Creating impact to us means that when we deliver results, we're focused on lasting positive change.

Join us.

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