Senior Revenue Accountant

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

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of the monthly financial reporting and close process for the global revenue function, including the preparation of routine and non-routine journal entries and adjustments
  • Assisting in contract review to ensure proper revenue recognition in accordance with Airbnb policy and revenue recognition accounting standards
  • Collaborating with the technical accounting function on research and the preparation of accounting memos and business process documentation
  • Ensuring compliance with key controls and accurate GAAP reporting and fulfilling internal and external reporting requirements
  • Preparing year-end audit schedules in partnership with the GL accounting team
  • Collaborating with engineering team(s) on the design and implementation of revenue automation/recognition tools
  • Assisting with various ad hoc projects as needed


  • 5+ years experience in revenue accounting with a Big 4 accounting firm combined with industry experience at a top tier company (Tech industry and/or public company experience preferred)
  • B.A. or B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a closely related discipline
  • CPA certification a strong plus
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and revenue recognition guidance
  • Experience researching and documenting technical accounting matters
  • Advanced Excel knowledge.  SQL knowledge (Basic to Intermediate) a plus
  • Excellent 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 define and implement internal or external controls or best practices
  • Desire to continuously improve and a positive, "can-do" approach


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