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Sales, Full Time    Remote (US)    Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Senior Revenue Accountant! 

Why it Matters: As a Senior Revenue Accountant you will be responsible for the monthly close, & lend your skills towards developing & implementing accounting policies. This person will have a heavy focus on revenue & participate in budgeting & forecasting.  This role will interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews & annual audits, & assist in preparing schedules for board reporting. This role is very integrated into the production of financial statements, cash flow projections, & budgets. This is a challenging, multi-faceted opportunity with growth potential.  

The Details: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Detail review of contracts to determine proper revenue accounting under the ASC606 guidelines
  • Oversight of accounts receivable & collection process
  • Work with the team to perform the month-end, quarter-end & year-end closing process, including monthly financial workbook preparation
  • When necessary, provide technical accounting analysis on non-routine transactions to ensure proper accounting treatment
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet & income statement analysis for management reporting 
  • Analyze & coordinate a variety of financial data, & report it in a useful & understandable manner
  • Review fixed asset ledger, depreciation, & reconciliation 
  • Assist in implementation, maintenance & adherence to accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP
  • Adhere to monthly reporting requirements & compliance standards
  • Prepare & review complex journal entries & account reconciliations 
  • Maintain & update recurring journal entries 
  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives 
  • Ad-hoc reporting & special projects, as requested

Go Deeper: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for Axios mission & have the following skills:

  • Experience working at a Big 4 Accounting firm
  • Strong organizational, analytical, written & verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Word, & advance in Microsoft Excel 
  • Attention to detail & ability to work independently is required
  • In-depth experience with month end balance sheet account reconciliations 
  • Experience with revenue recognition under ASC 606 is required
  • Experience with Month End Close, financial reporting & budgeting
  • Experience in a "paperless" environment is preferred 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced business environment; as this role includes various responsibilities from clerical to financial analysis

Dont forget:  

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents & caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios Family Fund, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise & meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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