Manager, Revenue Accounting
Washington, DC Accounting
Job Type

The National Retail Federation passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail succeed. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $5.3 trillion to annual GDP and supporting more than one in four U.S. jobs — 55 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies. 

NRF has an exciting opportunity for an accounting manager to join a dynamic and collaborative accounting and finance team to manage all revenue accounting processes and activities, including preparation, distribution, and analysis of financial reports. 

Essential Functions

  • Manage the depository and administrative processes related to cash receipts and credit card processing for NRF and all related organizations. 
  • Reconcile activity related to deferred revenue and revenue for NRF and all related organizations to the applicable underlying system, including financial activity related to partnerships, special funds, self-funded projects, and coalitions.
  • Reconcile monthly merchant account (credit card processing) activity to bank statements.
  • Manage event and sponsorship invoicing for convention and conferences, including the generation and distribution of installment billings and statements.
  • Prepare weekly reconciliations and journal entries for exhibit and sponsorship revenue for import to the general ledger.
  • Supervise and assist with onsite rebook and/or registration activities at events.
  • Manage event receivable collections, including customer communications and coordination of collaboration with collections support consultant.
  • Collaborate with the VP of Membership on billing-related matters, including monthly reports for CFO.
  • Generate and share month-end reports to the CFO, Controller, and external collections support. Provide supporting information, as needed.
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Controller on all revenue-related activities related to the preparation and distribution of the monthly budget-to-actual reports, annual audit reports, and tax reports. 
  • Collaborate with Manager-AR in the preparation of all cash, receivable, deferred revenue, and revenue-related work papers for NRF and related entities that are required for quarterly financial close and annual audit.
  • Collaborate with NRF’s IT Department in revenue systems troubleshooting and solutions development
  • Serve as backup to Manager, Accounts Receivable, including but not limited to processing cash receipts, generating invoices, and customer inquiries.
  • Respond timely to internal and external stakeholders within an established timeframe. 
  • Prepare yearly audit schedules and provide backup documentation as requested by auditors
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Proficiency with accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated understanding of database management. 
  • Ability to travel (up to 3 times per year).

Preferred Background 

  • Familiarity with Nimble (SalesForce Platform) and Personify A2Z Events preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and priorities effectively and professionally with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, and listening).
  • Ability to analyze and document complicated processes.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

National Retail Federation (“NRF”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NRF is committed to the policy of fair and equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This applies to all phases of employment including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, career development, promotion, rates of pay, termination, and all other employment offerings and personnel practices. 

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