Vivid Seats
Chicago, IL

Senior Accountant

| Chicago
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The Opportunity:

As a Senior Accountant, you will play a central role in supporting critical functions of our marketplace and company financial operations. You will oversee numerous aspects of the month-end close process, serve as a resource on complex accounting matters, design solutions to new challenges and ensure the completion of business-critical responsibilities. You will work with stakeholders throughout the company to ensure the highest level of service for our buyers, sellers, partners, and vendors.

As an experienced member of the team, you will serve as an internal expert, by applying your accounting knowledge to new challenges and leading by example. You will work closely with the entire department, providing an opportunity to influence the team agenda and serve as a mentor for others.

This role will allow you to accelerate your corporate accounting career. You will gain exposure to all aspects of our business and help us continually evolve. Vivid Seats is a nimble, disruptive force in our industry. The accounting team prides itself on supporting those efforts, while meeting the needs of our lenders and investors. This is a special opportunity to apply what you have learned in previous roles, continue learning at a rapid pace, and influence everything going on around you.

To be successful, you'll need:

  • 3+ years of accounting experience, including month-end close participation and/or audit work
  • Comprehensive understanding of accounting principles; CPA or Masters in Accounting preferred
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and experience with large amounts of data and advanced functions
  • Intrinsic desire to complete challenging tasks and take on new responsibilities
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously

What We Offer:
Vivid Seats is the largest independent online ticket marketplace, sending tens of millions of fans to live events. Experiences Matter - which is why we continue to grow year over year. Working at Vivid Seats puts you front and center at the opportunity to scale our best in class platform that allows our fans to sit closer and experience more.
At Vivid Seats, you will have the opportunity to work with the flexibility and speed of a startup; while operating at massive, profitable scale. We keep our teams lean, allowing each employee direct accountability of creating a positive ticket buying experience. We are relentless and move quickly to release new features and content to our applications. Good ideas are heard and implemented, and hard work rewarded. Being a part of our team means having the ability to drive impact and own the innovation that connects our tens of millions of unique monthly users to the memorable experiences that only live events create.
We are passionate about creating memorable experiences for our fans and the best in class experience for our employees. Vivid Seats offers competitive compensation levels, individual and team-based bonus opportunities, 401K matching, a generous benefits package and Flex PTO policy plus a variety of workplace perks. 


111 N Canal Suite #800
Chicago, IL 60606
This position will start remotely.

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Where we are

Located in the Loop near major transportation lines including Ogilvie and Union stations, as well as the Brown, Purple, Green, and Blue CTA lines

Technology we use

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What are Vivid Seats Perks + Benefits

Vivid Seats Benefits Overview

We make it easier for you to give it your all. While you are transforming the live event industry, we will take care of you and people who matter to you.
We've got you cover with a variety of Health, Dental and Vision packages to help fit your needs; 100% Employer Paid Life Insurance, AD&D and EAP; STD and LTD.
One of the most competitive 401 (k) programs on the market.
Continuing education opportunities and rewarding performance incentives
PTO, Maternity and Paternity policies that afford you the flexibility to take planned time off as needed.
In-office happy hours, holiday and summer events, company-sponsored sports leagues, catered lunches.
Stocked kitchen with healthy snacks!

Volunteer in local community
Committed to partner with organizations and causes that are important to our employees and our communities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Corporate Social Responsibility is important to us - we have a team dedicated to leading these efforts both in a local and national scope.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vivid Cares, Vivid Cleats, the FUN Committee are just a few examples of how we partner to execute initiatives that are important to our employees!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Employees trained on best practices supporting data-driven decisions - starting with recruiting and hiring.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer discounts on tickets to attend your favorite events along with great health insurance plans with healthy employer subsidies, and pre-tax commuter benefits. . We host catered lunches and regular happy hours to recognize birthdays and celebrate successes. Our corporate office provides a fully paid in-building gym membership for your morning yoga or lunchtime run. For those with strong balance skills, we also have treadmill and bike desks!

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Engineering Manager

Vivid Seats
5 days ago
Vivid Seats is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead a highly skilled, cross-functional engineering team to build and deliver our industry-leading point of sales system for ticket brokers. As an Engineering Manager, you'll be responsible for making sure that the applications you own scale with our business and adhere to technical best practices and organizational standards. You'll work with business stakeholders and product owners to plan and deliver the software that manages and delivers millions of tickets each year. In addition to leading the team in day-to-day execution, you will play a role in hiring new engineers as well as carrying out performance management, coaching, and delivering feedback.

Software Engineer II

Vivid Seats
6 days ago
As a Senior Engineer you'll make highly visible enhancements to our platform by maintaining and building new features across our Core Java applications. Our teams work with a variety of applications that enable our ability to sell tickets, manage inventory, support our internal users, and provide a great customer experience from the website to the box office. As a subject matter expert on your team, you will help set the direction of the design and development of our evolving paid search bidding system. You'll develop innovative solutions that give Vivid Seats a competitive advantage, mentor engineers, encourage team members, and champion technology improvements for your delivery team. 

Technical Recruiter

Vivid Seats
6 days ago
The Opportunity:As a Technical Recruiter you have the opportunity to directly impact the most valuable part of our company's success; finding the best people with the skills and passion to succeed in our fast-paced, digital environment.  As the owner of end-to-end search engagements, we will look to you to lead everything from inception of candidate contact to on-boarding with finesse and speed that ensures that we secure a diverse workforce of

Human Resources Coordinator

Vivid Seats
1 week ago
As an HR Coordinator, you are a trusted advisor to Vivid Seats supporting all levels of the organization. You will be responsible for supporting a broad spectrum of HR core functions including employee relations, onboarding/offboarding, compliance training, benefits, payroll, and projects that enable and support our employee population. To keep pace and drive change in a fast-paced environment, you are well organized, analytical, savvy with HR systems and reporting tools, and constantly looking for ways to improve HR operations. As a trusted member of the People Team, you'll keep sensitive information confidential and be empowered to identify, solution, and implement lasting and positive change. 

Human Resources Business Partner

Vivid Seats
1 week ago
As an HR Business Partner, you are a critical problem solver and a trusted coach. You easily build credibility with all levels of an organization. You identify areas of opportunity before anyone else and you not only come up with an effective approach to tackle them, you execute the solutions while developing others around you. You elevate managers because they are the connection to an engaged organization and awesome employee experience.

Senior Accountant

Vivid Seats
2 weeks ago
As a Senior Accountant, you will play a central role in supporting critical functions of our marketplace and company financial operations. You will oversee numerous aspects of the month-end close process, serve as a resource on complex accounting matters, design solutions to new challenges and ensure the completion of business-critical responsibilities. You will work with stakeholders throughout the company to ensure the highest level of service for our buyers, sellers, partners, and vendors.

Sr. Data Engineer

Vivid Seats
3 weeks ago
As a Senior Data Engineer, you will maintain a holistic view of the Vivid Seat’s data architecture with an understanding of how it relates to the systems that depend upon it. You’ll partner with engineering teams to create data models and assist in designing our transactional data stores. This includes designing and building data systems and automated processes for our underlying cloud infrastructure and deployment pipelines. You’ll mature operational stability of the data platform through best practices, automation and monitoring while staying up to date on new and emerging technologies, planning accordingly to incorporate valuable concepts to enhance our data schema and capabilities.