Lead 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 Lead Accountant for our Houston, Texas office! 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 looking to get in with a stable and growing organization. Reporting to the Director of Commissions and Project Accounting, the Lead Accountant will be primarily responsible for performing activities around commissions accounting. 

What you get to do every day:
•Analyze data and perform extensive financial analysis of commissions associated with license and maintenance sales transactions.  Assist in the monthly calculation of both the gross and net commission expense and deferrals and prepares the associated journal entries.
•Perform financial forecasting of commission expenses and monitors forecast to actual expenditures.
•Reconcile month-end general ledger account balances to various sub-ledgers and resolves any variances.
•Resolve commission related issues and inquiries in a timely manner.
•Document changes to policies and procedures for the management of commission accounting activity as needed.
•Will participate equally in the monthly and quarterly close processes, SOX requirements and audit reviews.
•Maintain and create reports for various commission related systems/databases.
•Test and coordinate changes and upgrades to the various databases and systems with IS&T and assists in determining new methods to automate and improve processes.

Required experience needed:
•Bachelor’s degree in Finance or  Accounting with a minimum of 5 years experience in a Finance or Accounting related role.  CPA or MBA preferred.
•Advanced Excel skills preferred including macros, pivot tables, power pivots, table queries, etc.  
•Possess a strong knowledge of financial principles and accounting/budgeting practice.
•Familiarity with Oracle, OneStream, MicroStrategy and/or other related financial systems.

Skills that will help you succeed:
•Demonstrate effective communication skills to articulate opinions, analysis and conclusions as well as possess a strong commitment to customer service excellence.
•Strong analytical skills and an ability to perform complex calculations while understanding the accounting implications of large volumes of transactions. 
•Strong organizational skills required to manage multiple, concurrent tasks
•Ability to quickly learn new systems and work under pressure to adhere to 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, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, disabled veteran or status as a protected veteran, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.

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