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Accountant II *Remote*

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Apex, NC, US, 27523 Atlanta, GA, US, 30324 Bloomington, MN, US, 55425 Beltsville, MD, US, 20805 Austin, TX, US, 78746 Chantilly, VA, US, 20120 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Champaign, IL, US, 61820 Greenbelt, MD, US, 20770 Blacksburg, VA, US, 24060 Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48108 Exton, PA, US, 19341 Chalandri, GR, 15231 Lebanon, NH, US, 03766 Houston, TX, US, 77094

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.



Summary / Role Purpose

The Accountant II is a regional position that reports to the Manager, Revenue Recognition, based in Canonsburg, PA. This position is responsible for the calculation and reporting of royalties, participates in finance automation initiatives, and will work with internal and external stakeholders. This is a designated insider position. 


Royalties include both revenue and expense from/to OEM partners that license Ansys software or license their software to Ansys, respectively. Royalties can be based on flat fee, per seat, revenue, or another type. Calculations are handled by an Alteryx workflow built to capture the various types. Alteryx is an exciting application that automates repetitive tasks through use of a custom workflow.


Additional activities may include, but are not limited to, split/revenue distribution for Channel Partners and tracking consulting projects for revenue recognition and invoicing.


Extended hours may be necessary during quarter-end and year-end periods.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Training for Alteryx
  • Obtain Alteryx core certification within the first three months and Alteryx advanced certification within the first two years. Maintain advanced certification through bi-annual renewals.
  • Using Alteryx, ensure all partner royalties are timely and accurately accrued and paid.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders to automate finance processes to improve speed, efficiency, and reporting ability.
  • Create, edit and/or run Alteryx workflows.
  • Perform monthly general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Support the integration of newly acquired companies by assisting with transition to ANSYS policies and procedures.
  • Support the department’s values and learning initiatives.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience


  • 2 or more years of accounting experience
  • Ability to understand complex workflow processes.
  • Interest in, and aptitude for, utilizing software tools to improve the accuracy, speed and/or value of report data.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required
  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be that person that likes to go the extra mile, believes in teamwork and enjoys learning new skills.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills


  • Alteryx, Power BI, Oracle and NetSuite experience a plus.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience working at a public, multinational technology company.
  • Two or more years royalty accounting and/or finance automation experience, preferably with a technology company.
  • ASC 606 revenue recognition experience.


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh