Staff Accountant (Revenue)


Stamford, New York

Date Posted June 09, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


THE JOB / Staff Accountant (Revenue)

As the Revenue Accountant on the Finance team, you will support our Revenue Manager in running a successful monthly close as well as provide maintenance and ownership of our agency's forecast documents. The most critical responsibilities include the development and oversight of accurate and timely revenue recognition reports, maintenance of a working revenue forecast, and other relevant financial reporting as required.

Success in this role is defined by taking ownership and pride in your work, being forward-thinking with the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment that often requires you to prioritize and meet deadlines (ongoing as well as last minute priority requests) and develop good working relationships with our business partners.


Support the timely and accurate recognition of revenue during the monthly close process meeting all Octagon and parent company deadlines

Prepare and maintain working revenue budgets/forecasts in Excel

Review contracts to ensure accounting system accurately reflects revenue

Review and maintain revenue contract creation forms, amendments, contracts and related revenue support in on line system

Provide back up for the set up and maintenance of projects in the SAP system

Prepare journal entries for revenue related items

Submit contracts, completed contract creation forms, and other documentation in support of revenue to parent company

Collaborate closely with account team to lead financial processes for key client including revenue and cost of goods sold transactions

Coordinate revenue-specific periodic system cleanup of project codes

Provide support in the periodic monitoring and analysis of activity in the general ledger accounts, including preparation of monthly reconciliations for accrued revenue, deferred revenue and unbilled expenses

Participate in revenue-specific audit

Generate various revenue and receivable specific financial reports

Perform other reasonably related duties and/or special projects as directed by Finance management.


Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if that classification doesn't do it for you, and it shouldn't, let's take it a step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.

That's where we come into play.

At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance required and 1-3 years of relevant experience

Technical skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office and advanced Excel (pivot tables, macros and dense data)

Should have familiarity with an enterprise wide system, preferable SAP

Accuracy and precision in your work

Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate positive relationships and effective partnerships

Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment while meeting daily, weekly, monthly and ad-hoc deadlines

You have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
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