Staff Accountant

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Description and Requirements

Challenge yourself as a part of a dynamic, fast paced accounting team and join BMC Software! We are currently hiring a Staff Accountant in Houston, Texas! This position will require physical presence in the office. 

At BMC you will have the opportunity to learn about the complete end to end business model that we have while supporting a business that believes in the value of finance.

This exciting role is part of a very collaborative group, where people are willing to step out of their roles to help others. This is a great opportunity for someone who is early in career and looking to get in with a stable and growing organization. Reporting to the Senior Director of Accounting, the Staff  Accountant will be primarily responsible for performing activities around the third-party royalty process and the accounting associated with those royalties. 

What you get to do every day:
•Review third party contracts to determine appropriate application of accounting rules to the contract terms and documents. 
•Interact with multiple departments including Legal, Business Development team, and Product Managers to understand product changes, third party software usage and royalty impacts.
•Reconcile month-end general ledger account balances to various sub-ledgers and resolves any variances.
•Analyze customer invoice data and performs calculations and reconciliations of monthly royalty accruals and prepares the associated journal entries.
•Prepare monthly royalty partner statements and processes associated payment invoices.  
•Analyze quarterly royalty balance sheet and income statement accounts and prepares variance analysis data for management.
•Partner with Financial Analysts to provide needed information for budgeting and forecasting.
•Resolve royalty related issues and inquiries in a timely manner.
•Participate in the monthly and quarterly close processes, SOX requirements and audit reviews.
•Tests and coordinates changes and upgrades to the various databases and systems with IS&T and assists in determining new methods to automate and improve processes.

•Bachelor’s degree required in Finance or Accounting. 
•Advanced Excel skills required.  Familiarity with Oracle, OneStream, Micro Strategy a plus.
•Possess a strong understanding of financial principles and accounting/budgeting practice.

•Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with a strong commitment to customer service excellence.
•Strong analytical skills and an ability to perform complex calculations while understanding the accounting implications of a large volume of transactions. 
•Be able to work flexibly within a fast-paced environment, under pressure and within strict deadlines. 

From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.
It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.

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