Director of Revenue Accounting

  • Elior North America
  • Ridgeland, MS, USA
  • Apr 27, 2021

Job Description

Elior North America is looking for a Director, Revenue Accounting to join our Corporate Team in our Ridgeland, MS office. This role is part of our Shared Services team that supports the mission of our 1800 accounts across the US. We are looking for innovative and entrepreneurial associates to join the fastest growing food and beverage management company. If you are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to make a difference this is the opportunity for you! Job/Role Overview The Director, Revenue Accounting oversees a team of professionals to ensure revenue is recognized correctly, customer billing is accurate, and the accounting treatment meets Company requirements based on IFRS guidelines. The Director, Revenue Accounting will work in a dynamic environment, tackling new challenges, and acting as a change agent for the company. While work has been centralized within SSC, there is a need to optimize center efficiencies by introducing standardized processes and procedures across all business segments. The Revenue Accounting Director will lead this work for their area of responsibility. This role reports directly to the VP, Shared Services and leads a team of approximately 20 employees. This position interacts extensively with the Operations Finance teams. Key Responsibilities Provide subject matter expertise on the treatment of revenue accounting transactions Manage the billing area and associated responsibilities, including month-end/weekly calculations, accruals, deferrals, reconciliations and invoicing Ensure compliance with applicable policies, review contracts to ensure that revenue is recorded in compliance with contract terms Lead operational improvement initiatives to further streamline revenue tasks and shorten the revenue close calendar Standardize processes to unlock the synergies of a Shared Service Center approach and allow higher use of automation, interfaces, and data analytics. Define key metrics for performance measurement and tracking Research and prepare written accounting policies and positions as-needed for non-standard revenue transactions Coach and mentor 20+ team members to support their growth/professional development; identify the mix and level of talent required to support current and future objectives Build and maintain relationships with external auditors and key business clients Develop and implement internal controls and procedures related to revenue recognition, monthly close/weekly close and reporting processes Prepare and review invoice analysis, assess exceptions and provide guidance Assist with annual external audits and other ad hoc projects as needed What We Are Looking For Experience working with IFRS accounting principles and accounting software Must have large ERP system experience in a high volume, dynamic environment. Great Plains ERP experience preferred Comprehensive knowledge and experience with revenue recognition concepts and practical application, month end close procedures, controls, internal reporting & analytics, and working with external auditors. Ability to effectively support the transactional components of the role as well as the Analytical components of the role Deep knowledge of accounting; conceptual and practical experience in researching, understanding and communicating technical accounting issues. Strong leadership, analytical, critical thinking, and project management skills. Ability to work on cross functional activities and form solid business relationships. Proven revenue accounting/Billing operations improvement experience. Approachable and collaborative style. Seen as a subject matter expert, strong team leader, and valued partner with the business. Ability to serve as a change agent to their team and the organization. Requirements Undergraduate degree required; Accounting/Finance /Business or related field Advanced degree/certification desired Ten (10) or more years of Accounting experience Five (5) or more years in a management leadership position Experience dealing with multiple work sites / remote groups Dynamic leader who is comfortable leading change within an organization Proficient with Microsoft Office products Great Plains ERP system knowledge (preferred) Ability to solve problems, prioritize and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment Self-motivated and results-oriented with a high degree of integrity and drive Comfortable learning new systems and operating within those systems Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership skills Adapt to change with a positive attitude Customer service mentality Prior experience working in a Shared Services organization is preferred The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. About Elior NA Elior North America enhances people’s lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. Our family of companies, with more than 18,000 employees, provides food services and catering to over 1,500 client accounts in five industry segments across the continental United States. We are proud to be the fifth largest culinary management company in the country and excited to be the fastest growing organization in the industry. We focus on three ingredients for success to differentiate Elior from our competitors and position our company as a disruptor in the markets we serve. To support our ingredients for success and drive our mission and values, we need talented team members throughout our family of companies. Do you have what it takes to be a part of the company that is, “Small enough to care…and…Big enough to make a difference”? Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Women/Individual with Disabilities/Protected Veteran Employer Brand: Elior North America Address: 775 Woodlands Pkwy Ste. 100 Ridgeland, MS - 39157 Property Description: Elior - ENA Corporate - Ridgeland Property Number: ENACORP