Securus Technologies

  • Accountant I

    Job Locations US-TX-Carrollton
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  • Overview

    Job Purpose:


    Responsible for the accounting oversight of our Company’s software subsidiary’s contracts, including the tracking of customer contracts for the purposes of creating accurate and timely billings and for proper revenue and expense recognition in accordance with GAAP.  Provides financial support to the management teams as needed and will interface with customers related to collections and billing questions.


    Essential Duties:

    • Accounting
      • Determination of GL coding of all vendor invoices for processing
      • Accounts Receivable billing and credit memos
      • Signing of all customer vouchers, W-9 forms, customer set up, and required pay to play forms, along with the tracking of which customers need such additional documentation for billing purposes
      • Calculating bad debt reserve and assisting the Collections Representative in collection efforts
      • Preparing the monthly deferred revenue and prepaid expense excel schedules, and calculating the amortization of revenues and expenses during month-end close
      • Providing budget numbers to customers and answering all contract/billing questions
      • Preparing monthly revenue schedule by customer & by state for internal reporting
    •  Sales
      • Receiving customer sales agreements and invoice in accordance with agreement terms based on correspondence with project managers, including software, hardware, professional services, and post-contract customer support (PCS)
      • Being the prime contact for communication with project managers and operation managers, regarding project status’ and tracking projects through completion
      • Working with both direct customer contracts and intercompany contracts with parent company, and accounting for the contracts accordingly
      • Tracking of support and maintenance revenue based on ongoing customer contracts, following go-live, and on customer cancellations of support

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to communicate with other departments in order to invoice and document projects’ status in a timely manner
    • Good multi-tasker who’s able to adhere to deadlines and remain flexible for various ad hoc demands
    • Ability to understand multiple-element sales arrangements which vary widely in nature/combination of products
    • Basic understanding of revenue and expense recognition
    • Solid verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail but with ability to still see the big picture
    • Proactive and results oriented with a focus on meeting department deadlines
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Knowledge of new ASC 606 and 340 GAAP guidance


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 3 – 4 years’ experience in accounting


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains
    • Experience with TM1/Hyperion reporting
    • Accounting experience in a software and/or technology company
    • Experience with billing and/or interacting directly with customers
    • Experience with intercompany business arrangements



    Physical Requirements:


    Standing, sitting, walking, speaking, listening, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and manipulating tools, typing, using peripheral computer tools.  May be required to lift up to 25 pounds.


    It is the Company’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals. Securus will not discriminate against any associate or qualified job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected under local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.


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