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Revenue Accountant

Req id:  3090

Broomfield, CO, US, 80021



Together Carbonite and Webroot form the SMB and Consumer Division of OpenText. The mission of our joint offering is to make cyber resilience simple, reliable and accessible in the connected world. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit and our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.

The Opportunity


We are seeking a Revenue Accountant to join the SMBC finance unit at Carbonite, an OpenText company. Within this role, you’ll be responsible for calculating deferred revenue, preparing revenue schedules and contributing to system and process improvements. You’ll review partner agreements and collaborate closely with our Sales department to ensure the application of revenue recognition procedures is in accordance with GAAP. In, this role, you’ll partner with the database team to create reporting and reconcile daily activity. In this critical role within our SMBC unit, the Revenue Accountant will complete calculations and management of Carbonite’s revenue streams and provide analytical trend analysis to management.  Our revenue accounting team is vital to ensure we continue to maintain a highly scalable global revenue management system.  


The primary challenge will be creating efficiencies through systematic reporting. Managing revenue accounting for various new sales initiatives and completing many tasks simultaneously, while critically assessing business processes.  Carbonite’s fast-paced, growth-focused culture requires the finance team to maintain a highly scalable global revenue management system.        


Your First Six Months


  • Review customer agreements to ensure consistent application of revenue recognition policies in accordance with relevant accounting literature and corporate policy
  • Perform daily, monthly, and quarterly close procedures to meet tight deadlines in a timely and accurate manner
  • Complete month-end close deliverables, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, and analysis between forecasted revenue and actual results
  • Prepare audit schedules, and assist the Company’s external auditors in the revenue function
  • Identify process improvements and implement changes to improve efficiency and scalability, and to mitigate risk
  • Assist and analyze recurring detailed monthly billing which ensures revenue accuracy
  • Understanding of unbilled receivables currently tracked manually
  • Experience and knowledge of a quote to cash cycle desired
  • Review and assist in processing of daily orders
  • Experience with SAP, NetSuite, Zuora, Oracle and/or RevPro a plus


Six to Twelve Months and Beyond


All of the above, plus:

  • Assist as a key contributor with implementation and testing of new billing and revenue subledger
  • Display an eagerness to learn and take personal responsibility while assisting team members when needed



You Are Great At


  • A track record of good judgment and decision-making in positions with significant responsibility
  • Highly autonomous and able to independently identify high value projects and drive them completion
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in cross-functional team environments
  • High degree of comfort with complex technical environments
  • Having and being able to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important topics


What It Takes


  • 3+ years of experience in corporate or public accounting; Revenue accounting experience in software or technology industry strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in accounting and/or finance 
  • Strong conceptual understanding of GAAP accounting standards
  • Proven experience using Excel for analyzing data, including knowledge of pivots and common function
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent organization, analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communications skills
  • Desired attributes include:
    • Integrity
    • Sense of urgency
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong work ethic
    • Team player
    • Desire and ability to deliver excellence under pressure
    • Results oriented
    • Sense of humor



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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