Revenue Technical Accounting & Reporting, Sr. Manager

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Upwork ($UPWK) is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to large, Fortune 100 enterprises with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Last year, more than $3.8 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers.

The Revenue Technical Accounting & Reporting, Sr. Manager will report to the Senior Director, Revenue Controller. This position will be responsible for technical guidance on ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers for our organization's business.  In addition, they will help drive monthly internal reporting for the Revenue Controllership team, including Period, Comparative, and Flux Analysis reporting.

This role will be a critical strategic cross-functional partner, tasked with being the direct liaison between the various business leaders and the accounting organization as well as the subject matter expert for all revenue and related technical accounting guidance.  The Senior Manager will work closely with cross-functional business teams to proactively review business transactions including contracts, term sheets, etc. to identify the appropriate revenue recognition treatment and that accounting/operations considerations are included in the design, authoring Technical Guidance memos as needed.  They will coordinate with other accounting teams to ensure accounting conclusions are appropriately and efficiently implemented, including impacts to required SEC disclosures as necessary, as well as, partner with the Internal and External reporting teams to determine P&L classification, BU Reporting, and Leadership review impacts. Finally, they will coordinate with the external audit firm on an ad-hoc basis and during regular review and audit cycles.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Drive technical accounting review for all new contracts and product initiatives, applying appropriate technical guidance (such as ASC 606) where appropriate
  • Where necessary, draft technical accounting memos and policy documents
  • Assist Senior Director & Revenue team(s) in aligning monthly & quarterly revenue reporting to best practices
  • Perform and maintain assigned internal controls, identifying control improvements when possible
  • Be a core member of new projects such as new product offerings to ensure Accounting requirements are considered 
  • Partner with FP&A to ensure Flux explanations align across the Finance function and that Accounting leadership has insight into Budget vs. Actuals for review
  • Able to discern alternatives, make objective recommendations, and understand how to work with other business groups to accomplish goals.
  • Excellent communication skills in dealing with external and internal customers including upper levels of management.communication and organization skills is a must for this position

What it takes to catch our eye:

  • Public accounting, consulting, and/or relevant industry experience
  • CPA or equivalent is a plus
  • Experience with internet marketplace business, including multiple revenue streams (Marketplace, Enterprise, Partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Extensive experience with revenue recognition, joint ventures/partnerships, M&A, and accounting operations

Preferred Experience:

  • Big 4 experience or combination of Public & Industry experience
  • 6+ years of total experience with 2+ years in Revenue Technical Accounting
  • CPA, or similar, designation
  • Experience operating in an Oracle Environment


Come change how the world works. At Upwork, you’ll shape talent solutions for how the world works today. We are a remote-first organization working together to create exciting remote work opportunities for a global community of professionals.  While we have physical offices in San Francisco and Chicago, currently we also support hiring of corporate full-time employees in 20 states in the United States. Please speak with a member of our recruitment team to determine whether you are located in a state in which we are hiring corporate full-time employees.  At the core of our vibrant culture are shared values that form the foundation of our organization. These values revolve around trust, risk-taking, customer focus, and excellence. Our overarching mission is to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. We foster an environment where individuals are encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work, nurturing personal and professional growth through development opportunities, mentorship programs, and participation in Upwork Belonging Communities.

We take pride in providing exceptional benefits to our employees. These include comprehensive medical insurance coverage for both you and your family, unlimited paid time off, a 401(k) plan with matching contributions, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. To explore these benefits in detail, as well as gain insights into our company values, working principles, and the overall employee experience, we invite you to visit our Life at Upwork page. Upwork is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The annual base salary range for this position in California and Washington is displayed below. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salary for this position in California and Washington, and individual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Additionally, this position is eligible for the annual bonus plan or sales incentive plan and eligibility to participate in our long term equity incentive program.

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$144,000$195,000 USD

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