Revenue Analyst

Canada - Mississauga, ON
Finance /
Full-time /
Revenue Team
Our revenue team plays an integral role with regard to Guidewire’s current operations, our growth objectives, and the broader finance organization. The revenue team has an important seat at the table with the CEO, CFO, and the Sales leadership team as it relates to deals, new products, licensing, and business model expansion. We operate in 17 countries today with plans to drive our growth through organic initiatives as well as acquisitions and partnerships. As our company expands the business to provide new cloud-based solutions, our revenue team will also be evolving. The revenue team receives a lot of exposure with opportunities to influence the long-term direction of the company including how we license and sell our software, consulting, and cloud services.

The Role
As a Revenue Analyst you will be a contributing member of the revenue accounting team and will report to the Revenue Manager. As a top candidate, you should have a desire to learn and review revenue related contracts and apply your knowledge of revenue recognition and document the assessment in contract write-up.

What You'll Do

    • Partner with cross-functional teams (Deal Desk, Legal, Sale and Sale Operation, FP&A, and other Finance teams) for deal review during contract negotiations and monthly close tasks
    • Assist the team (Sr Analyst and Manager) in reviewing contracts and identifying non-standard terms
    • Review contracts to ensure compliance with company guidelines and revenue recognition accounting standards
    • Assist in maintaining and updating internal documentation for revenue policies, procedures, controls, and SOX compliance
    • Prepare SSP schedules to support monthly reviews, quarterly audits, and external reporting processes
    • Prepare schedules to support for close activities and audit requirements, and external reporting processes
    • Provide input for ongoing development and improvement on systems and operation processes
    • Collaborate with FP&A to analyze forecast versus actual revenue, deferred revenue schedules
    • Review and prepare journal entries and reconciliations for revenue and related accounts (revenue, deferred revenue, deferred costs, AR, and/or unbilled AR)
    • Assist with ad hoc reporting 

Who You Are

    • 2+ years of revenue accounting and operations experience with Accounting degree required
    • Solid planning and prioritization skills. Demonstrates high energy with the ability to remain flexible and change priorities in a challenging and fast-paced environment
    • Proven ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced and often ambiguous work environment
    • Proven ability to independently take ownership and manage assigned tasks
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and customer service skills is required, as well as eagerness to learn and take on challenges in a rapidly growing and dynamic environment
    • Must be a team player and self-starter
    • Intermediate/advanced Excel skills required
    • Detail oriented with analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Systems experience or desire to learn new systems (Oracle ERP and Salesforce)