Accountant (AR/ Revenue)

Corporate · Ashburn, Virginia
Department Corporate
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Est. ~ $60,000 to $72,000

What you'll do:

Babel Street is looking for a highly driven Accountant that will succeed in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates should have experience in day-to-day accounting, reporting, and budgeting as well as experience with revenue recognition and accounts receivable. As a member of the Finance team, this candidate will provide timely and accurate financial information for reporting and budgeting purposes, ensure accurate processing and recording of company’s revenue, and lead accounts revenue processing and collection management. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with various month-end closing responsibilities, including revenue recognition, journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, and account variance analysis and explanations
  • Assist with budgeting/forecasting activities
  • Participate in annual audit by preparing schedules and gathering supporting documentation
  • Accounts Receivable Administration
    • Full Cycle AR
    • Customer and contract maintenance, updates, and analysis
    • Maintain electronic customer billing files
    • Generate invoices and pursue collections
    • Post cash receipts in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Revenue Recognition
    • Determine appropriate approach revenue recognition in accordance with ASC 606 and policy
    • Process revenue recognition in the accounting system (QBO)
    • Ensure timely and accurate updates to revenue spreadsheets ensuring data integrity
    • Generate and review audits, resolving all rev rec variances and discrepancies
    • Prepare routine and ad-hoc revenue and deferred revenue reports and reconciliations
    • Ensure compliance with Sales and Use Tax requirements and manage state registrations
    • Prepare Sales and Use Tax returns and ensure timely submission
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Strong computer skills including advanced Excel and Microsoft Office
  • QuickBooks Online or other accounting software knowledge preferred
  • SaaS and Software revenue recognition experience preferred
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, problem solving and ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Self-driven individual with motivation to grow and excel within a dynamic team environment
  • Ability to take initiative within defined parameters and problem solve / solution architect
  • Positive team player and solid work ethic

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, CPA a plus 
  • 2 or more years of work experience in a related field
  • Government Contractor and SaaS Industry experience desired 

Job Essentials:

  • Must be able to sit at a computer for long periods of time
  • This position is not eligible for remote work

About Babel Street:

Babel Street is the world’s leading AI-enabled data-to-knowledge company. Our technology allows customers to rapidly discover and decipher the insights they need to empower their missions, regardless of origin, language or platform. Babel Street’s patented analytics software transforms large volumes of multilingual, public or private data from around the world into relevant insights for our customers through AI-enabled, cross-lingual, conceptual and persistent search and state-of-the-art linguistics technology. With Babel Street, governments and organizations empower their teams with critical and timely insights on a single pane of glass for immediate analysis, action, and mission success. Babel Street serves as a force multiplier for customers to uncover threats and opportunities – known and unknown, foreign or domestic, physical or cyber – and ultimately, to make the world a safer, more prosperous place. Babel Street is privately held and is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, with offices in London, Canberra and Ottawa. For more information, visit and check out our Overview Video!

Babel Street is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Babel Street will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co‐worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination. In addition, Babel Street's policy is to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances where a particular employee works. Upon request, we will provide you with more information about such accommodations.

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  • Location
    Ashburn, Virginia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Est. ~ $60,000 to $72,000