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Revenue Accountant

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

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Primary Objective: The Revenue Accountant is a key member of the accounting team of the MTS Test & Simulation division headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN. This position is responsible for performing accurate and timely revenue accounting in compliance with U.S. GAAP and internal controls. Test & Simulation revenue accounting is highly complex, including long-term contracts; a broad portfolio of equipment and service revenue streams; intercompany accounting between subsidiaries in U.S., Asia and Europe; and point-in-time and over time (percentage of completion) recognition methods. The ERP system and the necessary Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls are equally complex. Wide-ranging exposure includes execution of revenue recognition policies and procedures, general ledger accounting, intercompany revenue recognition, audit documentation, SOX controls, cross-functional collaboration, and month-end procedures.


Major Areas of Accountability:
1. Actively participate in the month-end revenue close process, including scheduling and processing of revenue recognition programs, preparation and recording of journal entries, performance and analysis of SOX controls, and troubleshooting and resolution of discrepancies. Apply knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the timing of revenue recognition and cost of sales, work in process inventory, deferred revenue, and unbilled receivables.

2. Ensure compliance with internal controls. Prepare and maintain SOX controls documentation.

3. Perform monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, including research and resolution of discrepancies.

4. Assist with review of newly executed global contracts to assess contract terms for point-in-time or over time revenue recognition, subject to manager review. Document conclusion within Salesforce.

5. Active contributor to month end close process and revenue process improvement projects. Participate in team and cross-functional projects.

6. Provide quality service to internal clients, including project engineering team and service team, related to assigned job responsibilities and projects. Serve as a resource for revenue accounting questions and issues.

7. Interact and collaborate cross-functionally with domestic and international accounting, order administration, financial planning and analysis, IT, and corporate financial reporting on a regular basis as needed for assigned job responsibilities and projects.

8. Support internal and external audits and reviews.

9. Maintain orderly, accurate and complete files in support of assigned work responsibilities. Organize records and files in a manner that facilitates retrieval and business continuity. Understand and observe retention requirements.

10. Perform other accounting or analysis projects or duties as requested.


• Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance
• 2+ years of accounting experience
• Public accounting experience desirable
• Fundamental knowledge and understanding of U.S. GAAP



Preferred Qualifications:
• CPA desirable
• Advanced Excel skills
• Major ERP experience a plus
• Strong written and oral communication capability
• Collaborative problem solver
• Customer-focused, others-oriented team player
• Ability to multi-task and work independently
• Attention to detail producing high quality work products
• Possess a high-energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement, sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes, and personal commitment to meet deadlines
• Desire to continuously grow within the company


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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