VP of Revenue Accounting


Company Description

Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift

Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social – two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.  We are helping keep the economy going and helping small businesses from going under.

Founded in 2010 in Copenhagen, Tradeshift now boasts a global team 750 employees, is now headquartered in San Francisco, California, and offices in New York, London, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Paris, Suzhou, Shanghai, and Tokyo.  Tradeshift has a network of more than 1.5MM companies and has raised more than $400MM including $250MM from Goldman Sachs.  

Tradeshift is the leader in end-to-end enterprise Payments software. Tradeshift is The Global Trade Company…we are synonymous with global trade; however, we still need to switch the language, change the narrative from Procure-to-Pay to FinTech.  Tradeshift truly believes to its core that we are playing a critical role in transforming Payments landscape.  

Job Description

The VP of Revenue Accounting will lead our global revenue accounting functions partnering closely with Revenue Operations, IT, FP&A, Legal, External Reporting, Sales, and other teams across the company, and influencing & driving results for a wide array of business initiatives. The VP of Revenue Accounting will serve as the finance organization’s subject matter expert on revenue accounting and engage with the business to provide revenue recognition compliant solutions, including contract reviews, non-standard sales deals, new product introductions, etc.

This role reports to the Chief Accounting Officer and is a people manager and will lead a global team.


  • Manage the revenue accounting close and reporting process, ensuring compliance with U.S. GAAP, IFRS, internal controls, and company policy and procedures

  • Manage credit and collections team and develop and enhance processes and controls around credit and collection-related financial metrics.

  • Provide leadership, business partnering, or decision support on complex revenue-related transactions or new product launches.

  • Monitor regulatory or business changes and address impacts to revenue accounting operations.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners to identify continuous improvement opportunities and/or optimize revenue accounting operations

  • Hire, manage and/or develop a high-performing team where inclusion and diversity of thought are leveraged for innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Lead/support other company and/or CFO organization initiatives and projects including new system implementations.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance required. CPA strongly preferred

  • 15+ years of progressive experience within in-house finance operations and accounting organization; preferably within a high-growth environment;

  • Minimum of 10 years in a leadership/management position in an accounting organization, with demonstrated ability and track record of success in driving change and improving operations.

  • Software revenue recognition (606) experience in technology and/or services companies is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A deep understanding of the revenue accounting in SAAS company with Global Operations is required.

  • Experience with one or more financial ERP/general ledger systems, Salesforce and RevPro is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with a Big-4 or equivalent national accounting firm is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and influence management and contributors at all levels of the organization and across functions. Strong leadership and influencing skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to build relationships, a good listener with outstanding interpersonal influencing qualities, and a natural, effective consultative style.

  • Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Excellent time and project management skills – can coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in high-paced business culture.

  • Clearly understand the “why” and “how” and guide the team to solve problems

Additional Information

Leadership Principles

Tradeshift’s leadership principles guide actions. Leaders with direct reports are measured against these principles, but all Tradeshifters should hold themselves accountable in bringing them to life. To steer Tradeshift into the future, we need leaders who:

  • Believe: Trust that you can make a difference, even when it’s hard. With our ambitions, you need to believe in what others might call impossible. Motivate others and help them believe too, by staying optimistic and solutions-oriented.

  • Connect the dots: Make work meaningful by communicating the connection between our vision, mission, and execution. Give context and perspective to everything we do. Talk with others frequently about why we’re doing what we’re doing, and why it matters. Because it does.

  • Practice Candor: Give honest feedback frequently to others from a place of empathy, especially when it’s daunting. Make sure people know where you stand. Give feedback with the intent to improve, not tear down. And remember to call out when things go well.

  • Build Trust: Do what you say you’ll do. Listen to your team and find ways to support them. Show up consistently with integrity and self-awareness, and act generously when you collaborate. Create a safe environment where your team can trust you and each other.

  • Lighten Up: busy. Give yourself and others permission to be playful. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Enjoy the challenge of climbing the mountain with others. Find ways to have fun with your daily work. Bring lightheartedness to your job, especially when you’re busy. 

  • Think big, Act now: Keep your eyes on the long-term picture while taking swift action now. It’s not just about getting tasks done quickly; it’s about prioritizing the tasks that move us toward our goals. Balance your initiative with analysis.

  • Create more leaders: A great leader creates the next generation of leaders. Nurture your teammates to become even better than you. Create opportunities and career growth for the people around you. Leave your ego at the door and think about how you can empower and celebrate others instead.

Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock. 

TradeShifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

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