Senior Revenue Accountant

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Pandora is seeking a highly motivated Senior Accountant to support our Subscription and Advertisement Revenue accounting process. In this role you will be a key player in the financial close process and will be key participant in developing scalable business processes. If you are looking for a role with opportunity for growth, look no further! Ideal candidates must possess the ability to summarize large amounts of data into meaningful analysis, provide solutions to complex issues, and enjoy a dynamic working environment. We are looking for candidates who are adaptable, analytical and proactive in their approach to work. Reporting to the Director of Revenue, this role is based at our Oakland headquarters.



  • Calculate revenue to be recognized on Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium subscription products in accordance with GAAP
  • Reconcile and record sales transactions, cash receipts and subscription activations as part of the revenue recognition process
  • Participate in the financial statement close process by preparing journal entries, reconciliations or other analysis as requested
  • Collaborate with external auditors to explain key new arrangements and to determine the proper accounting for the items
  • Document non-standard and judgmental contractual items in memos for review by Finance management
  • Help maintain the revenue recognition policy for changes in the business or for new product lines, and keep management updated of any new policies or projects
  • Partner with various departments to design system enhancements, process changes, and other improvements in order to achieve scalability and to support new business initiatives
  • Ensure revenue recognition processes are SOX compliant
  • Assist in various initiatives such as international expansion and the adoption of new accounting guidance
  • Assist with special projects needed by Management

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/ BS in Accounting or Finance degree from 4 year college or university or equivalent experience
  • CPA Preferred
  • 2+ years of experience working in a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Some hands on industry experience working in public company environment is helpful

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Must have significant hands on experience working with GAAP
  • Experience in digital or radio based media highly valued
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Masterful Excel skills
  • A solutions-oriented team player who enjoys a dynamic work environment
  • Strong organizational skills, concise documentation skills and ability to meet tight deadlines


Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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