MicroStrategy German Speaking Revenue Accountant in London, United Kingdom

The position is responsible for preparation of revenue related journal entries, reconciliation of deferred revenue accounts to the general ledger, and the monthly deferred revenue and account analytics.

Provide consultation to the sales and contracts teams during business cycles. Prepare final revenue recognition accounting conclusions and supporting documentation.

This position will be focused primarily on reviewing software licence and services revenue arrangements for DACH region and the associated monthly/quarterly closing process.

The Position reports to the Revenue Recognition Director for EMEA.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as a technical reference for the sales and contracts teams during the contract negotiation process by analysing the impact of 'red flag' contract terms, communicating the impact of such matters and offering where available alternative structures.

  • Perform calendar reviews of significant revenue arrangements for the DACH countries. Document the revenue recognition position to ensure accurate accounting in accordance with US GAAP including ASC606 and other US GAAP regulations.

  • Perform monthly/quarterly revenue closing processes ensuring journals are posted correctly and reconciled to both local and US GAAP. Also ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley controls

  • Perform analysis including maintenance SSP range, material right analysis, concession analysis and any other related tasks

  • Provide support to EMEA GL reporting team and the Biling & Collection team

  • Liaise with internal and external auditors on interim and year end Group/Local statutory audit process

  • Work with appropriate contracts lawyers and international finance team to resolve any audit matters

  • Assist in perparation of financial statement disclosures relating to revenue. This includes gathering and summarising revenue recognition, deferred revenue and other relevant areas

  • Preparation and completion of other projects and tasks that may be required on an ad hoc basis.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting

  • Knowledge of ASC606 and other software revenue recognition accounting procedures

  • US GAAP experience

  • Fluent German (written and spoken), French would be a plus

  • Strong Computer skills: proficiency in MS Excel, Accounting Software packages such as JD Edwards.

MicroStrategy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.


Your CV should be in English and of no more than 3 pages in length. It should include figures demonstrating recent sales and/or project sizes. Business intelligence platform knowledge should be highlighted. Please include your current salary and additional compensation.