Director of Revenue Accounting

 Published 20 days ago
 United States
 $200,000 - $235,000
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It is an exciting time at Udacity! We're gearing up to scale globally, and are seeking a talented, hands-on Director of Revenue Accounting to lead the Revenue Accounting team, and drive critical improvements to the function. Reporting directly to the VP of Accounting, you will leverage your prior experience in a rapidly growing global company to ensure that Udacity's revenue recognition accounting policies are consistent with GAAP, and we are compliant in the various countries we operate in. You will bring with you a strong background in systems and process improvements for the entire order to cash process as well as a track record of successful project management. If you are excited about joining a company where your expertise and recommendations will be valued, and you're looking for an opportunity to affect policy/procedures and make a difference, read on!


What you'll do:

  • Lead global revenue accounting, including billing and collections, and ensure our ability to scale through the development of efficient and streamlined processes.
  • Provide thought leadership and build the order-to-cash process for scalability. Lead the team through change management.
  • Serve as our accounting subject matter expert for technical revenue recognition matters and prepare technical revenue accounting memos.
  • Evaluate revenue contracts to ensure alignment with company policies and GAAP principles and optimize revenue recognition while maintaining compliance.
  • Develop and mentor the revenue team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Work cross functionally with the go to market systems, sales operations and professional services teams to streamline billing, collection, and revenue processes.
  • Implement and document controls and processes for the entire order to cash process.
  • Collaborate with the Go To Market team throughout the contracting and collections process.
  • Proactively identify ways to shorten AR and revenue close timelines.
  • Develop and drive innovative process improvements that leverage technology and maximize overall efficiency while strengthening internal controls.


  • BS in Accounting or related field; CPA required, and Big 4 audit experience preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience with revenue accounting and reporting, including experience working in a publicly traded company.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, particularly revenue recognition (ASC 606).
  • Candidate must be hands-on, have a strong work ethic, excel in a fast-paced environment, and be adaptable to changing responsibilities and priorities.
  • Prior experience with NetSuite.

Location: While this is a remote role, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States of America on a full-time basis

Compensation: The base pay for this position ranges from $200,000 - $235,000 depending on experience and location. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and generous benefits. 


Experience a rewarding work environment with Udacity's perks and benefits!

  • At Udacity, we offer you the flexibility of working from home. We also have in-person collaboration spaces in Mountain View, Cairo, Dubai and Noida and continue to build opportunities for team members to connect in person
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid time off
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee wellness resources and initiatives (access to wellness platforms like Headspace, Modern Health )
  • Quarterly wellness day off
  • Personalized career development
  • Unlimited access to Udacity Nanodegrees

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