Sr. Manager – Revenue Recognition (Software)

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Brand new position and area within Rambus!

Rambus has been a staple in Silicon Valley for the past 25 years in the semiconductor and memory area. We continue to evolve to meet customer needs and have added exciting new business units, both in the US and abroad with a focus on security and software in the mobile and IoT markets; including smart ticketing and smart payment cards.

Exciting opportunity to help us grow the accounting team with Revenue Recognition expertise.  3 New Mergers &Acquisitions of business units - 2 of them global in the “Smart Card/Security” industry - requires expertise in Software Revenue Recognition.



  • Provide revenue recognition guidance based on authoritative literature and company policies
  • Work with cross functional teams from the business units, sales and legal to review and negotiate contracts that comply with company policies and achieve optimal financial terms
  • Ensure revenue team participation in and selection of appropriate revenue model as new products are introduced
  • Work with business units to attain and maintain VSOE targets and ensure adherence to applicable pricing committee guidelines
  • Prepare technical accounting memos for revenue recognition on key contracts
  • Other key responsibilities would include:
    • Interpretation and implementation of the new revenue guidance
    • Strive to improve and streamline financial processes and work closely with the IT and Operations team as we transition our business model
    • Assist with hand-off from contract signing to revenue recognition to ensure that customer arrangements booked in the company ERP reflect revenue recognition model and guidelines established for the deal

Work with external auditors to ensure that company interpretation of revenue recognition guidance and internal revenue policies comply with GAAP



  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in accounting, finance or other business related field
  • CPA required
  • 8+ years of combined experience working at a Big 4 accounting firm as well as publicly-traded software company
  • Demonstrated expertise in revenue recognition, with strong focus on software revenue recognition
  • Strong technical accounting skills as well as solid knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley / internal control frameworks
  • Proficiency in accounting systems, spreadsheets, databases, business analytics applications and complex billing systems; experience with Oracle preferred
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter who is able to provide high level technical guidance as well as attend to everyday details in a collaborative manner
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to explain and communicate complex accounting issues to business partners
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels


Rambus offers an extremely competitive compensation package, which includes a strong base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.

Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information about Rambus, visit For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out


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