Lead Accountant - HYBRID

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"At BMC trust is not just a word - it's a way of life!" 

We are an award-winning, equal opportunity, culturally diverse, fun place to be. Giving back to the community drives us to be better every single day. Our work environment allows you to balance your priorities, because we know you will bring your best every day. We will champion your wins and shout them from the rooftops. Your peers will inspire, drive, support you, and make you laugh out loud!  We help our customers free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead - and are relentless in the pursuit of innovation! 
BMC’s dynamic corporate teams are strategic and trusted advisors to the global organization supporting, enhancing, and driving BMC’s vision, culture, growth, and so much more. Each individual within the corporate teams is a valued partner to the overarching success of BMC’s employees and customers If you are looking for a company that gives you the freedom to expand your role, focuses highly on your professional development through continuous enablement, gives you an environment where you would feel happy to come to work, then BMC is the place to be.
Join us as a Lead Accountant!

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. 

Here is how, through this exciting role, YOU will contribute to BMC's and your own success:
  • 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.
  • 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.

To ensure you are set up for success, you will bring the following skillset & experience:
  • You hold a 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.
  • Your Excel skills are advanced level, having solid experience with macros, pivot tables, power pivots, table queries, etc.  
  • You have a strong knowledge of financial principles and accounting/budgeting practice.
  • You are familiar with Oracle, OneStream, MicroStrategy and/or other related financial systems.
  • You have strong analytical skills and an ability to perform complex calculations while understanding the accounting implications of large volumes of transactions. 

Our commitment to you! 


BMC’s culture is built around its people. We have 6000+ brilliant minds working together across the globe. You won’t be known just by your employee number, but for your true authentic self. BMC lets you be YOU! If after reading the above, you are unsure if you meet the qualifications of this role but are deeply excited about BMC and this team, we still encourage you to apply! We want to attract talents from diverse backgrounds and experience to ensure we face the world together with the best ideas! 


BMC is committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, age, sex, creed, color, religion, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, disabled veteran or status as a protected veteran.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, visit the accommodation request page.

BMC Software maintains a strict policy of not requesting any form of payment in exchange for employment opportunities, upholding a fair and ethical hiring process.
Looking for more details about our benefits? You can also learn all about them by clicking on the following link: https://guide.mybmcbenefits.com/

The annual base salary range represents the low and high end of the BMC salary range for this position. Actual salaries depend on a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training, licensure, and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. 

The range listed is just one component of BMC's employee compensation package. Other rewards may include a variable plan and country specific benefits.

At BMC, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at /near the top of the range. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $84,000 - $140,000

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