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What You’ll Do
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 APJ/GC Revenue Recognition.

  • 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;

What You Bring:

  • 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
  • The role requires the candidate to be fluent 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 cloud/software revenue recognition is a plus
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