Director, Revenue Accounting (UK Remote) at Turnitin

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Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.

Job Description

This role will lead and direct the activities of the revenue accounting team to record and report revenue based on and in accordance with USGAAP. The position requires a highly motivated individual with a proven background in revenue accounting models (software revenue recognition and ASC 606). The position also requires a fundamental knowledge and experience with month end close procedures, and controls, analytics, foreign currency issues and working with external auditors.

This is a Global leadership position within a fast-growing, dynamic business and as such there will be an expectation that the individual appointed will have a genuine focus on continuous improvement and the gravitas to drive improvements across the Company’s key business processes. 


  • Lead and manage the revenue accounting team in day-to-day revenue recognition methods for accounting and reporting

  • Communicate and work alongside key stakeholders including FP&A

  • Review and approve all final revenue reconciliations and technical calculations.

  • Be the key senior contact for the internal and external auditors to ensure real time collective support on approach to given matters.

  • Optimising processes and controls across the revenue process, enhancing current procedures and implementing new ones to drive improvements.

  • Provide support and guidance to the sales, legal, and operations teams during contract negotiations and reviews in the areas of revenue recognition

  • Manage full cycle general ledger financial close process for revenue and related activities to ensure complete and accurate financials in accordance with U.S. GAAP, including managing and reviewing close activities such as journal entries and account reconciliations within the established close timeline

  • Develop and maintain the performance of the team directly and indirectly through Team Leaders, including recruiting, coaching, performance management and developing the team as is needed.

  • The Global leader for ASC 606, ensuring compliance across all revenue streams, bundles and customer/partner/reseller arrangements.

  • A technical expert on the subject of revenue recognition, you will educate the business on this topic and develop your team to follow in your footsteps.

  • Perform ad-hoc management related requests and analysis


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACA, CPA)

  • 5+ years experience with US GAAP, in particular evidence of experience with ASC 606

  • 5+ years of experience managing staff

  • Strong effective communication skills at all levels of the business, including c-suite

  • Tech savvy with proven experience of working in NetSuite

  • Experience of working for a SAAS Company preferred 

  • Strong solution-oriented leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence management and contributors at all levels of the organization and across functions

  • Experience of working within a complex US corporate structure highly advantageous 

Additional Information

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 
Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

Seeing Beyond the Job Ad
At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!
Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

More Information on Turnitin
Turnitin operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Oakland, CA, Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. Turnitin was founded in 1996. It has 650 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 36 open jobs at Turnitin, click here.
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