Senior Acountant



United States
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
What We’re Building
Honeycomb defined the concept of observability and is raising expectations of what our developer tools can do! Honeycomb is the observability platform that enables engineering teams to find and solve problems they couldn't before. It enables engineers to answer novel questions about their ever-evolving cloud applications, so they can deploy confidently, resolve incidents faster and focus on high-value work that drives innovation. We’re working with well known companies like HelloFresh, Slack, LaunchDarkly, and Vanguard and more across a range of industries. This is an exciting time in our trajectory, we’ve closed Series D funding, scaled past the 175-person mark, and were named to Forbes’ America’s Best Startups of 2022 and 2023!
Honeycomb is seeking a detail-oriented and analytical Senior Accountant to join our Finance team. The Senior Accountant will play a critical role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our revenue recognition processes. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of accounting principles, excellent communication skills, and drive for continuous improvement and scalability.
Who We Are
We come for the impact, and stay for the culture! We’re a talented, opinionated, passionate, fiercely inclusive, and responsible group of bees. We have conviction and we strive to live our values every day. We want our people to do what they truly love amongst a team of highly talented (but humble) peers.
How We Work
We are a remote-first company, which means we believe it is not where you sit, but how you deliver that matters most. We invest in our people and care about how you orient to our culture and processes. At the same time we imbue a lot of trust, autonomy, and accountability from Day 1

What You'll Do in the Role

  • Assist in monthly revenue accounting close activities including journal entry preparation and key account reconciliations
  • Assist with revenue reporting and analysis by monitoring customer usage
  • Review standard and non-standard contracts to determine the appropriate revenue recognition under U.S. GAAP, ensuring the company is compliant with revenue recognition principles under ASC 606
  • Assist in the order to cash process, reviewing submitted sales orders in our accounting system to ensure proper revenue recognition and compliance
  • Review Enterprise Invoicing and the Accounts Receivable aging
  • Prepare accounting entries and reconciliations related to deferred revenue and unbilled entries
  • Play a key role in the revenue and billing software systems implementation
  • Work cross functionally within the organization to drive automation efforts to streamline accounting operations related to revenue accounting and improve the quality of monthly, quarterly, and annual closes
  • Work directly with our sales, customer success, revenue operations, and FP&A teams to obtain needed data and reporting to support monthly revenue entries
  • Create and maintain internal process documentation
  • Act as point of contact in all sales tax and VAT tax related issues, including nexus research, registering in new jurisdictions, and determining taxability for new products
  • Prepare/Develop analytical reports to aid business in identifying variances and trends
  • Perform special technical projects, analysis, and ad hoc reporting
  • Play a key role throughout the company financial audit, preparing & reviewing revenue related schedules for external auditors

What You'll Bring

  • BS in Finance or Accounting
  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Expertise in GAAP, ASC 606 revenue recognition, and other authoritative guidance
  • Netsuite or similar ERP system experience required
  • Experience developing and maintaining Revenue Recognition models and forecasts
  • Proficiency in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with international subsidiaries and consolidations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work on multiple tasks at once
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Results focused while ensuring weekly/monthly deadlines are met
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Pluses, but not required
  • CPA with Big 4 experience
  • Experience with Zuora, Avalara, Stripe, and Salesforce
  • Experience with revenue recognition automation
  • Experience with systems implementation
  • Prior experience with a SaaS company

What You'll get when you join the Hive

  • Base pay (range) $115,000- $130,000
  • A stake in our success - generous equity with employee-friendly stock program
  • It’s not about how strong of a negotiator you are - our pay is based on transparent levels relative to experience
  • Compensation benchmarked to San Francisco market - no matter where you live (or move)!
  • 401k plan to help you plan for your future
  • A remote-first mindset and culture (really!)
  • 100% employee coverage for Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Time to Recharge - In addition to our Unlimited PTO policy, we provide ~23 days off through out the year. This includes a company wide break at the end of the year, and we honor having at least one three day weekend a month (if there is not already a locally observed holiday that month, we add one!)
  • Pick Your Perk - $600 a year to spend on the perks that you care about most
  • Work Life Balance and Flexible Schedule options
  • The tech you need AND a $500 Home Setup Stipend
  • $200 Monthly Reimbursement for Cell/Wifi/CoWorking
  • $1500+ Annual Professional Development Allowance
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave, regardless of path to parenthood
  • Maven Inclusive Family-Building benefit including unlimited virtual appointments, coaches & counselors, and $10K ‘wallet’ to support adoption, surrogacy, IVF, and egg/sperm freezing
  • Semi-annual performance conversations (we call them Review & Rewards conversations) - so you know where you stand, and how you’ll be rewarded for your impact
  • Annual compensation review, benchmarking to industry and inflation changes
Diversity & Accommodations:
We're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other, and welcome nontraditional candidates, and people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. You don't need to be a millennial to join us, all gens are welcome! Further, we (of course) follow federal and state disability laws and are happy to provide reasonable accommodations during the application phase, interview process, and employment. Please email Talent@honeycomb.io to discuss accessible formats or accommodations. As an equal opportunity employer our hiring process is designed to put you at ease and help you show your best work; if we can do better - we want to know!