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Senior Accountant

| Chicago

 

At Groupon, Accounting isn’t your typical month-end close type of department. While we’re focused on providing financial information to the business, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’re building out financial systems to support every new business line and product, so our Accountants get a granular view and understanding of how a business is built from the ground up. The knowledge to gain is vast, as is the potential of our organization to continue growing.

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in the month end close process for Groupon’s North American operations ensuring the proper recording and reporting of both routine and more complex technical accounting areas, including preparing and reviewing month-end journal entries, performing general ledger account analysis and preparing and reviewing general ledger account reconciliations. 
  • Analyze margins across product lines.
  • Prepare and review monthly financial statement variance analyses to understand month over month and quarter over quarter fluctuations and provide explanations to management.
  • Maintain compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley procedures.
  • Collaborate with other departments, including Finance, Tax, Legal, Marketing, Operations and Engineering.  Communicate effectively with non-accounting teams.
  • Respond to external and internal audit requests.
  • Specific projects and other ad hoc assignments as required.
  • Assist with coaching and mentoring accounting staff.

 

Key Competencies

  • Sound understanding of US GAAP
  • Experience with general ledger / month-end close processes
  • MS-Office proficiency, specifically intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with accounting software, preferably NetSuite
  • Strong communication skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented with a strong commitment to preparing accurate work
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience. Public Accounting experience preferred, but not required.
  • CPA is a plus.

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.

An Insider's view of Groupon

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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