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Accountant, Revenue Operations



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a Platform Controlling team member you will have broad exposure to various functions at Airbnb, including Business Insights, Engineering, Product, Business Development & Finance Systems and will also work closely with external business partners. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong understanding of US GAAP and revenue recognition principles, excellent technical and communication skills, ability to manage staff and partner effectively across business functions. This position reports to the Manager, Revenue Operations.

This role is based in India and will operate on an evening shift (3PM to 12PM IST).

A Typical Day:

  • Own the payment application process within Oracle. Identifying the bank deposits, using the customer payment remittance information to apply the payments to the respective invoices within the Partnership Receivable subledger.
  • Reconcile the various bank accounts ensuring that redenomination and FX variances are properly identified and resolved.
  • Support the monthly financial reporting and close process for the global platform revenue function, including the creation or review of invoices, credit/debit memo, routine and non-routine journal entries, and adjustments
  • Analyzing manual and automated cash application processes to ensure cash is properly identified and reconciled
  • Ensuring SOX compliance with key controls and accurate GAAP financial reporting, fulfilling internal and external reporting requirements
  • Preparing partnership reporting schedules, partnering with the Olympics and Events team on ad hoc reporting and invoicing as needed
  • Collaborating with finance systems and engineering teams on the testing for invoicing automation and revenue recognition tools.
  • Documenting current and new processes.
  • Efficiency mindset. Always looking for ways to automate manual work and enhance current processes.
  • Assist with external audits, preparing schedules and pulling samples
  • Assisting with various ad hoc projects as needed

Your Expertise:

  • 4+ years experience in accounting with a Big 4 firm combined with industry experience at a large scale company (Tech industry and/or public company experience preferred)
  • B.A. or B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a closely related discipline
  • CPA/CA/CMA certification a strong plus
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and revenue recognition guidance
  • Advanced Excel knowledge
  • SQL knowledge a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills and experience analyzing high volume, multi-currency transactions in a global business environment
  • Systems experience: Workday, Oracle or other large ERP preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills - ability to work with a diverse team and impart change across functional and business boundaries
  • Capable of handling multiple projects in a fast paced, hyper growth environment
  • Ability to identify, design and implement internal controls and best practices

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.