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Yext // providing brand-verified answers to consumer questions
New York City    Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
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The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines & voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, & Jaguar Land Roveras well as organizations like the U.S. State Departmenttrust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites & across the entire search ecosystem.

Yext is seeking a top tier candidate for a Manager, Revenue Accounting position to join its growing & dynamic accounting team within a fast-paced organization. Reporting to the Director, Revenue Accounting, this role will work closely with members of the Revenue, Finance Systems, Operations team along with Corporate Strategy, Legal & FP&A. The ideal candidate will have experience with & strong understanding of US GAAP, ASC 606, internal controls & data analysis expertise. This role offers a tremendous opportunity to make a positive impact with a growing company & to work collaboratively with senior leaders at Yext. The successful candidate will be someone who is excited to go beyond the traditional accounting responsibilities of close & work in a team to help grow & scale the company.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the day to day activities of the revenue accounting team focusing on process improvements, automation & analysis of the business results to support the companys scale & growth
  • Manage the month-end close & reporting process for revenue, accounts receivable, allowances & deferred revenue to ensure an accurate & timely revenue close & ensure compliance with the company's revenue recognition policies under ASC 606
  • Work closely with Revenue Operations to engage in active deal negotiations & perform accounting assessment to ensure alignment on process, controls & proper revenue recognition
  • Initiate reviews & analysis to provide business insights & respond to inquiries from senior management
  • Manage external auditors for annual audit & quarterly review requirements
  • Review financial statement footnotes & disclosures related to revenue, accounts receivable, deferred revenue & allowances
  • Be the technical expert in revenue recognition & prepare or review accounting memos for complex revenue transactions
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to support company-wide initiatives, such as new product launches to ensure compliance with US GAAP & company revenue recognition policies
  • Participate on strategic company projects/initiatives & apply critical thinking skills to provide solutions that drive company performance
  • Coach, mentor & develop a high performing team to support their growth/professional development

What You Have

  • BA/BS degree or similar college level education in Accounting or related field with CPA
  • 7+ years of total experience with 3 or more years of public accounting firm experience
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standard ASC 606 is a must
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization & manage relationships with external parties
  • Strong analytical & communication skills with a sharp focus on details
  • Ability to work with different business units, develop an understanding of business processes & understand/discuss implications on the financial statements
  • Interest in building & refining processes & contributing to a scaling business operation
  • Ability to recognize problems, gather data, draw valid conclusions & effectively present information to managers, peers & customers
  • Detail & result-oriented with an ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced & constantly evolving environment
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize & be flexible as priorities shift
  • High degree of dedication to continuous improvement & strong sense of ownership
  • Experience with SaaS industry revenue accounting is a plus
  • Experience with NetSuite, Zuora, RevPro & Salesforce or equivalent systems is a plus

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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