Revenue Accountant

Cloudflare, San Francisco or Austin

Help us build a better Internet

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!  

What you'll do

The Senior Revenue Accountant’s primary responsibility is helping to ensure the Company’s revenue recognition is in compliance with US GAAP and Company policies.  It is both advisory and operational in nature. The advisory role helps business partners make informed business decisions while maintaining accounting compliance.  The operational role ensures accounting processes are in compliance with policies and function in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Evaluates revenue policies to make sure they align with the business and make economic sense.
  • Participates in routine accounting close activities, including deal reviews, preparation of journal entries, reconciliations and related financial analysis for management and external reporting.
  • Develop and streamline processes using system automation and tools to maximize efficiency and accuracy of revenue accounting systems and processes
  • Takes a clean sheet of paper approach when revisiting operational processes and continually works to consolidate and streamline using automation and tools to maximize efficiency and accuracy.
  • Stay current on the latest financial accounting and reporting developments and IFRS reporting requirements, as applicable.
  • Effectively interacts with peers to learn-teach-lean and share knowledge
  • Mentors and supports junior members of the team and provides feedback
  • Communicates any problems to senior management timely

Special Projects:

  • Participates in Company-wide initiatives and cross-functional projects that directly impact or relate to the revenue accounting area.
  • Present findings and solutions to the management team, while considering global impacts and subsequent guidance to influence other regions where appropriate to adopt a consistent process and policy.
  • Establish and track Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI’s)

Audit Related:

  • Prepares schedules in support of the external audit process.
  • Coordinates with the auditors on accounting issues and audit related queries.
  • Reviews and maintains controls as the business environment changes as a result of process, system and policy enhancements. Includes risk assessment and review of risk areas.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent professional experience
  • 4+ years of progressive experience at a Big 4 and Industry, Industry experience a plus.
  • CPA a plus
  • Strong understanding of revenue accounting rules under ASC 606
  • Revenue accounting for SaaS revenue recognition and understanding of multi-element arrangements
  • Ability to work effectively with various departments
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Flexibility to work under time constraints and deadlines
  • Must be meticulous, detail oriented, and organized
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, yet cooperatively and constructively, in a team environment
  • Highly proficient in advanced MS Excel

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.


About Cloudflare

About us

Cloudflare is the simplest way to make websites faster, safer and smarter. Millions of websites have signed up for our service, including large enterprises, major consumer destinations, and government agencies. With offices in San Francisco and London, Cloudflare operates a highly-available global network that has security measures built into every layer and regularly clocks in lightning-fast speeds.

We're on a mission to build a better web - and we need smart, talented people to join our team. Our team works on the forefront of leading technologies including nginx, Go and Lua programming languages. We're a strong supporter of the open source community and regularly share our technology learnings at https://blog.cloudflare.com.

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