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Manager of Revenue Accounting



Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Are you ready to power the World's connections?
If you don’t think you meet all of the criteria below but are still interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box - we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.
About the role:
Become a member of the Kong’s Revenue Accounting Team. We are seeking an experienced Manager that will be responsible for supporting the Team’s revenue accounting positions as well as their associated operationalization and automation. The ideal candidate will have experience with SaaS Revenue Recognition under ASC 606 as well as with NetSuite’s Advanced Revenue Management (ARM), be a great communicator with an entrepreneurial mindset who is also excited and energetic about joining a transformative team. We are looking for a hands-on, driven person who is ready to make an impact. This position will report into the Sr. Manager of Revenue Accounting and will be required to foster relationships with multiple departments within the organization.
Why should you want to work at Kong?
Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!
Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!
Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!
Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.
Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021
We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!
Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.
Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff
Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!
Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway! Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!


  • Manage the Company’s day-to-day revenue accounting operations in accordance with ASC 606; including preparing and reviewing: invoicing batches, monthly revenue journal entries, account reconciliations, AR and collections schedules, and monthly fluctuation analysis.
  • Maintain ASC 606 revenue subledger, including subscription, professional services and billing subledgers.
  • Assist with on-going projects for streamlining, automation and transformation.
  • Oversee billing operations and order management to ensure timely, accurate and complete bookings and billing information for accounting and reporting.
  • Review and analyze customer contracts to determine appropriate revenue recognition treatment.
  • Review SalesForce opportunities for completeness and accuracy of evidence of contractual terms such as amounts, start and end dates, special terms, others
  • Partner with the Sales and Sales Operations teams and the executives in those teams to drive bookings and revenues that reflect company objectives while complying with internal policies and with GAAP
  • Conduct periodic reviews and assessments of revenue recognition processes and controls, identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Drive continuous system enhancements with Sales Operations, Product and Technical Operations as it relates to all orders to cash processes to improve efficiencies and ensure scalability.
  • Support external audits and reviews by providing documentation and explanations related to revenue recognition processes and transactions.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and support for general financial operations as needed to support business and any other special projects.
  • And any additional tasks required by manager

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years related experience in Revenue / Accounting
  • Experience with high-growth SaaS/Technology industry
  • Experience with ASC 606 revenue accounting guidance
  • Experience with NetSuite and NetSuite’s Advanced Revenue Management module
  • Experience with SalesForce
  • 1+ years in People Leadership / Managerial role
  • Degree in Accounting/Finance

Other Qualifications:

  • CPA with Big 4 experience preferred
  • A highly productive self-starter with very strong work ethic
  • Strong accountability and detail oriented; prepares accurate and timely work product
  • Ability to work independently and thrive, and be a team player
  • Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to change
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and messaging skills
  • Ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment
  • Capable of moving between a variety of roles with ease with working with cross functional teams
  • Understanding of global quote-to-cash business processes and best practices
  • Advanced skills in Excel or equivalent
Kong has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. Compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors, including but not limited to specific candidate location, role, skill set and level of experience. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards including sales incentives depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role. Benefits may vary depending on location. US based employees are typically offered access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan, short and long term disability benefits, basic life and AD&D insurance, among others. The typical base pay range for this role in the US is $120,000 - 140,000.
What is a Konger?
We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services.
We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications.
We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform.
We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.
Kong Core Values:
We are CUSTOMER CHAMPIONS. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything we do. We are all empowered to make an impact.
We are OWNERS. We are drivers, not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.
We are UNSTOPPABLE. We work with purpose, obsession, and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things builds muscle.
We are REAL. We are genuine, principled, and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.
We Are ACCELERATORS. We prioritize speed, iteration, and results.
We are GLOBAL. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.
We are EXPLORERS. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.
About Kong:
Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely.
83% of web traffic today is API calls! APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another. Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud. Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!
For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.