Manager, Revenue Accounting & Operations

| Chicago

SPINS is seeking a Manager of Revenue Accounting & Operations to lead our revenue accounting, billing and collections functions.

Who we are.

For 20 years, our mission has been to increase the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products to encourage healthier and more vibrant living. By leveraging SPINS’ industry-leading proprietary data and analytics, our technology enables deeper, more engaged relationships between Retailers, Brands and Consumers through our platform, web, and mobile products. At the core of our work lies a passion to create a culture of sustainable health & wellness.

What you will do.

The Manager of Revenue Accounting & Operations is responsible for oversight of monthly revenue activities, performs analysis and accounting research around revenue transactions, maintains and develops sound internal controls and policies and procedures in support of revenue recognition, work with external auditors and performs special projects on an as needed basis.

  • Manages a team of order-to-cash professionals that includes their coaching, development and performance management.
  • Assist with month-end close deliverables and prepare and review journal entries, account reconciliations, and fluctuation analyses
  • Implements new systems, or support changes to existing systems, as they relate to order-to-cash and revenue recognition.
  • Develops and maintains revenue recognition policies and procedures including formal documentation of the policies and procedures along with governance around revenue recognition practices.
  • Assist with development of accounting policies, white papers, and system implementation to support adoption of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606)
  • Performs accounting research on unusual or complex revenue transactions and determine the appropriate accounting, focusing on areas such as allocation of sales dollars, discounts, vendor-specific objective evidence requirements, and overall economics.
  • Perform contract reviews to determine the appropriate accounting treatment & document conclusions
  • Work with sales, sales & finance operations and legal during contract negotiations and provide suggestions and assistance to optimize the economic value of contracts.
  • This role will be a key stakeholder in establishing and leading the Company’s Deal Desk to collaborate with other stakeholders across the company (legal, sales, etc.) to influence critical behavior and process changes that could mitigate revenue recognition risks and enhance controls. This includes liaising with sales where needed on the appropriate structure of significant deals and ensuring the accounting implications are fully understood and communicated.
  • Proactively advises management of the potential impact to revenue recognition of emerging technical guidance.

What you bring.

  • Accounting degree required.
  • Ideally 5+ years overall experience, with a mix of public accounting and industry revenue recognition work experience in a technology company.including managing people.
  • Experience with NetSuite and Salesforce highly preferred.
  • Ability to partner well with cross functional teams.
  • Detailed knowledge of the new revenue standard (ASC 606) and relevant current accounting rules (e.g. SAB 104, ASC 605-25, ASC 605-50, ASU 2009-13, and ASC 985-605) relating to software, SaaS, and services revenue recognition.
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized individual with the ability to manage multiple assignments and work with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to expand job responsibilities, suggest improvements, and collaborate with others to generate ideas for improved processes.
  • Strong systems and technology experience to enable you and your team to leverage process automation where you can drive ROI.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaboration and consultative skills. Inquisitive and positive mindset in approaching complex problems.

The SPINS Way

  • Direct – We communicate with clarity, honesty and respect in all situations and embrace opportunities to provide solution-oriented feedback.
  • Determined – We are committed to overcoming all obstacles to achieve results. We adapt to change, seek opportunities to learn and rapidly translate that learning into action.
  • Passionate – We go above and beyond to help our partners achieve their goals. We challenge assumptions and are comfortable forging new paths.
  • Collaborative – We leave our egos at the door, believing that working together we will produce an outcome that’s greater than each individual contribution.

Why SPINS?

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k (Traditional and Roth) plus company match
  • FSA for medical and dependent care expenses
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Bike storage
  • Fresh and healthy snacks
  • Vibrancy 360 Wellness Program: Yoga and fitness classes, onsite massage, volunteer opportunities, company happy hours, product demos, outings, and more.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JIRAManagement
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Location

We are just steps from the Merchandise Mart, located in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago.

An Insider's view of SPINS LLC

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The beauty of our mission lies in the fact that we're impacting all consumers to live healthier and more vibrant lives, and this transcends to our own team members within the office. With our mission in mind, we cultivate an office environment and culture where we support team members to live their best lives.

Rosemary

Chief People Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If you work on the engineering team, you get to understand the end to end process. You are not siloed to one team, you can move into areas you’re interested in. It helps you understand the business

Subha

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve worked with corporate companies for many years and I really love the organic feel of SPINS. I have opportunities and encouragement to do what I need to do to get my work done. If you’re willing to put in time and work hard and passionate, you can do so much more than your job, I get to touch so many things.

Janice

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We bring creativity to obstacles, living principles that drive innovation. We work smart; always striving and learning. We want you to chime in. We want you to be you. We're diverse, confident, collaborative, and unafraid. We don't punish progress which sometimes takes two steps back. We refactor. We're quality, at velocity.

Troy

Chief Technology Officer

What are SPINS LLC Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave: SPINS provides six weeks of paid maternity leave (or more broadly speaking, primary caregiver leave), and two weeks of paid paternity leave (or secondary caregiver leave).

Flexible Schedule: Our teams offer flexible options to serve business goals and accommodate personal needs.

Full access to SPINS’ comprehensive wellness program "Vibrancy 360" which includes: chef led cooking demonstrations, yoga, natural/organic fare in kitchens, office gym with personal training sessions, running club, volunteer opportunities, massages, meditation, in-office happy hours

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