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Manager of Revenue Accounting - Kong

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Job Title
Manager of Revenue Accounting
Job Location
United States
Job Description
Are you ready to power the World's connections?

If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

About the role:

Become a member of the Kong’s Revenue Accounting Team. We are seeking an experienced Manager that will be responsible for supporting the Team’s revenue accounting positions as well as their associated operationalization and automation. The ideal candidate will have experience with SaaS Revenue Recognition under ASC 606 as well as with NetSuite’s Advanced Revenue Management (ARM), be a great communicator with an entrepreneurial mindset who is also excited and energetic about joining a transformative team. We are looking for a hands-on, driven person who is ready to make an impact. This position will report into the Sr. Manager of Revenue Accounting and will be required to foster relationships with multiple departments within the organization.

Why should you want to work at Kong?

Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!

Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!

Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff

Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway! Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!
  • Manage the Company’s day-to-day revenue accounting operations in accordance with ASC 606; including preparing and reviewing: invoicing batches, monthly revenue journal entries, account reconciliations, AR and collections schedules, and monthly fluctuation analysis.
  • Maintain ASC 606 revenue subledger, including subscription, professional services and billing subledgers.
  • Assist with on-going projects for streamlining, automation and transformation.
  • Oversee billing operations and order management to ensure timely, accurate and complete bookings and billing information for accounting and reporting.
  • Review and analyze customer contracts to determine appropriate revenue recognition treatment.
  • Review SalesForce opportunities for completeness and accuracy of evidence of contractual terms such as amounts, start and end dates, special terms, others
  • Partner with the Sales and Sales Operations teams and the executives in those teams to drive bookings and revenues that reflect company objectives while complying with internal policies and with GAAP
  • Conduct periodic reviews and assessments of revenue recognition processes and controls, identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Drive continuous system enhancements with Sales Operations, Product and Technical Operations as it relates to all orders to cash processes to improve efficiencies and ensure scalability.
  • Support external audits and reviews by providing documentation and explanations related to revenue recognition processes and transactions.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and support for general financial operations as needed to support business and any other special projects.
  • And any additional tasks required by manager
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • 7+ years related experience in Revenue / Accounting
  • Experience with high-growth SaaS/Technology industry
  • Experience with ASC 606 revenue accounting guidance
  • Experience with NetSuite and NetSuite’s Advanced Revenue Management module
  • Experience with SalesForce
  • 1+ years in People Leadership / Managerial role
  • Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Other Qualifications:
  • CPA with Big 4 experience preferred
  • A highly productive self-starter with very strong work ethic
  • Strong accountability and detail oriented; prepares accurate and timely work product
  • Ability to work independently and thrive, and be a team player
  • Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to change
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and messaging skills
  • Ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment
  • Capable of moving between a variety of roles with ease with working with cross functional teams
  • Understanding of global quote-to-cash business processes and best practices
  • Advanced skills in Excel or equivalent
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    Kong Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, CA

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    Kong Company Size

    Between 500 - 1,000 employees

    Kong Founded Year


    Kong Total Amount Raised


    Kong Funding Rounds

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    • Series D

      $100,000,000 USD

    • Series C

      $43,000,000 USD

    • Series B

      $18,000,000 USD

    • Series A

      $6,500,000 USD

    • Seed

      $1,500,000 USD

    • Angel

      $101,000 USD