Senior Revenue Accountant

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About Starburst

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster. 

Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!

About the role

Starburst is seeking a strong Senior Revenue Accountant with knowledge in ASC 606 and an affinity for process improvement within a fast-paced organization. This role will work closely with cross functional teams to ensure timely and accurate recording and reporting of revenue. This role will report to the Director of Revenue Accounting and will focus on supporting the team in the day-to-day operations of revenue accounting. The ideal candidate has experience with multiple performance obligation arrangements, SaaS/On-prem software revenue recognition, marketplace sales transactions, and can think strategically from a process perspective while carrying a strong execution mindset to deliver against established plans.

As a Senior Revenue Accountant at Starburst you will:

  • Support Revenue Operations and Sales in working through potential revenue issues related to in-process deals
  • Review sales arrangements to ensure revenue is recognized in accordance with US GAAP and internal policies
  • Ensure smooth and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes related to revenue, billing, collections, sales tax and commissions
  • Review non-standard agreements to determine the impact on revenue recognition
  • Continually look for ways to improve and automate revenue, billing, collections, and commissions processes 
  • Support NetSuite ARM and Avalara as well as SalesForce integration and enhancement projects, as required

Some of the things we look for:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience, with both Big 4 public accounting and industry experience in the SaaS/software industry preferred
  • Working knowledge of ASC 606
  • Experience in application of internal controls
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • A team player, adept at building relationships across the organization
  • Effective communicator able to convey and present information in a concise and well-organized manner
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently to meet challenging deadlines
  • Experience with NetSuite (including Revenue Management) and Avalara
  • Commitment to continuously seeking opportunity to improve productivity and accuracy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint software applications

Why build your career at Starburst?

We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.

We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!

Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company. 

Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
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Other US Location
Philadelphia, PA
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Washington DC

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Trino (formerly PrestoSQL)Databases
    • TableauAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • Chorus.AICRM
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HubSpotCRM
    • LinkedIn SalesNavigatorCRM
    • OutreachCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration

An Insider's view of Starburst

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Starburst's remote-first approach puts employees in control of their work-life balance. Employees are encouraged to work from the location that best suits their needs and lifestyles. Starburst offers unlimited PTO to all staff, regardless of location. Everyone is encouraged to use their vacation time to recharge, travel, and spend time with family.


Senior Director of Security

What does your typical day look like?

Starburst’s technology shifts the paradigm of conventional data access, enabling companies to achieve great outcomes in a faster, smarter way than they even know to be possible. As an AE, we spend our days exploring these future paths with customers and share our point of view as a tech company to help orgs see the benefits of that paradigm shift.


Enterprise Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I joined Starburst was a Series A company and headed into a global pandemic, allowing me to progress my career quickly. I made impactful decisions & saw immediate results. Starburst is a company that appreciates employees who take calculated risks & are accountable for those decisions, enabling me to continue to thrive, take chances & learn.


Senior Director, Events & Field Marketing

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

GTM orgs play a pivotal role in shaping strategy by understanding changing customer needs and steering product, marketing and company positioning towards differentiation and market demands. The team’s observations and ideas help accelerate discussions about the company’s direction, partnerships, or acquisitions that align with growth objectives.


Chief Revenue Officer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We’re a startup, growing more than 50% YOY. Every single one of our team members has the opportunity to improve new ways of thinking to impact our success. I strive to lead a team of builders that have the space and support to run. We empower every team member to own their worlds and drive results through innovation, improvement, or efficiency.


Chief People Officer

What are Starburst Perks + Benefits

Starburst Benefits Overview

At Starburst, we aim to provide comprehensive and impactful benefits that empower our employees and their family members to lead healthier and happier lives.

We take care of our global workforce by:

-Ensuring employees and their families have access to quality and affordable health insurance
-Providing flexible and generous paid time off policies to start a family, travel, or just relax
-Fostering financial wellness for our employees through retirement plans, equity compensation, and disability & life insurance
-Creating an environment of transparency, honesty, and respect

Partners with nonprofits
Starburst partners with Resilient Coders.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
In-person revenue kickoff
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Ethena is a compliance training platform used at Starburst. Ethena’s DEI course gives learners the fundamentals they need to have informed and productive conversations about DEI in the workplace.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
ERGs: Womxn at Starburst, Starburst Pride, Starburst Diversity, Military Starburst.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we say our people come first, we mean it.

We take care of our global workforce by:

Making sure employees have access to quality and affordable insurance;
Providing flexible and generous paid time off policies to start a family, travel, or just relax;
Creating an environment of transparency, honesty, and respect.

We also want to make sure we have a little bit, err, a lot of fun along the way with things like:

Family & Pet Talent Shows
Monthly Trivia Nights
Annual Company Retreats

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