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Senior Revenue Recognition Specialist

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

 

 

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The position is located in the Czech Republic. The Senior Revenue Recognition Senior Specialist acts as business partner, supporting the Field / Business (cloud, software sales and consulting) and is responsible to secure compliance to revenue recognition standards (SAP internal revenue recognition policies and International Accounting standards). In order to ensure excellent business support, he/she is embedded in a three-tier revenue recognition community model and receives support from regional revenue recognition expert (2nd level) and if needed from Corporate Financial Reporting (3rd level).

As a business partner, the senior revenue recognition specialist takes an active part in the structuring and engineering of commercial proposals and contractual documents, in advance of deal closing. He/she supports to field / business by providing revenue recognition guidance and advice in order to (i) maximize the revenue recognized, and (ii) enable corrective actions before deal closure. He/she is also responsible for securing compliance to internal revenue recognition guidance and internal standards.

The senior revenue recognition specialist is responsible for keeping up to date with revenue recognition policies rolled out by SAP Corporate and for spreading appropriate basic knowledge on revenue recognition matters into the business and other Deal Support functions.  Th role also includes checks on accuracy of system bookings.

The position reports to the Head of EMEA Revenue Recognition with a strong dotted line into the Market Unit Chief Finance Officer.

 

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

  • Support the Customer facing organization in structuring commercial proposals and contractual documents, especially during quarter-end periods;
  • Enforce compliance to SAP Group revenue recognition policies and internal accounting standards;
  • Actively communicate and interact with the field and other finance department to ensure alignment on revenue recognition issues (e.g. : to ensure revenue forecast accuracy);
  • Review and approve the “Deal Approval Forms” and consulting quotations summarizing the terms and conditions of commercial proposals and/or contracts in advance of release to customers;
  • Align with regional revenue recognition team and SAP Corporate functions as appropriate;
  • Is responsible to review the software, cloud and maintenance contracts to ensure the transactions are accurately accounted for, especially with respect to allocation of revenue in various categories (services, license, etc.) and timing of recognition;
  • Prepare accounting memorandums on complex and large transactions as appropriate;
  • Identify month-end journal entries (software deferrals, revenue adjustments, etc.), prepare supporting documentation, and communicate to accounting department for booking;
  • Act as a first point of contact on the revenue recognition matters with internal and external auditors;
  • Deliver regular training sessions to spread basic revenue recognition knowledge into the field;

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Fluency in English
  • Business School diploma or university degree in business administration with special topics in finance and accounting / auditing;
  • Ability to interact and communicate with various stakeholders (sales, operations, finance community, auditors, etc.);
  • Strong communication skills, ability to articulate point of view in a clear and assertive fashion;
  • Ability to focus on the overall picture, solve problems and provide operational and decision support;
  • Thorough understanding of IFRS15 accounting rules, specifically with the specifics of cloud and software;
  • Prior experience in software revenue recognition is a plus;

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in accounting, finance or financial reporting area for a listed software editor or listed IT company, or an accounting firm (Big four)
  • Knowledge of basic legal concepts
  • Previous/current employment with SAP is a plus

 

 

We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

 

Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

 

SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:308739 | Work Area: Finance | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Senior Revenue Recognition Specialist

Facility:  308739
Posted Date:  Sep 20, 2021
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%
Location: 

Warsaw, PL, 02-675


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