Senior Accountant at Cameo

| Chicago
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Our mission is to create the most personalized and authentic fan experiences in the world. We're a marketplace where fans can book personalized video shoutouts from their favorite people. We've helped create over 500,000 moments for our customers and built a marketplace for over 20,000 talent to connect with their biggest fans. We’re breaking down the exclusivity myth of celebrity by building personal relationships between fans and talent.

Cameo is one of LinkedIn’s Top 50 Startups to Work For and also recognized on TIME Magazine's 50 Most Genius Companies list. We are a global company, headquartered in Chicago, IL in the Fulton Market neighborhood and HQ2 in Venice, CA.

We recently closed our Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins who has backed other tech giants including Google, Spotify, and Amazon. Join our team and be able to experience a rocketship from its early days. We want you to be excited about coming to work every day, knowing that the work you dedicate yourself to will have a material impact and help shape the direction of the next great tech company.

About the role:

We are hiring a Senior Accountant who will be an integral part of our growing team. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of US GAAP and consumer tech startups, and will be highly analytical and able to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. This role will also be critical in the creation and implementation of accounting best practices across our global marketplace.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the month-end close procedures including preparation/review of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in implementation, maintenance, and adherence to internal controls under SOX and ensuring compliance under US GAAP
  • Ensure compliance with tax and regulatory requirements, both domestic and international
  • Review all GL entries for accuracy and ensure proper accounting
  • Handle incoming invoices, obtain necessary approvals, and faciliate payments to vendors
  • Lead the design and scaling of revenue accounting and revenue recognition
  • Reconcile and review monthly corporate cards and employee reimbursable expenses
  • Maintain and process payroll including new hires, terminations, rate changes, etc.
  • Liaise with external auditors on the preparation of schedules for the annual audit
  • Identify and implement solutions to improve financial reporting through automation
  • Assist with actual vs budget reporting and monthly variance analysis
  • Assist and manage various ad hoc finance and accounting projects

What we hope you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and/or accounting (Master’s degree in accounting preferred)
  • 3-5 years of public accounting or progressive accounting experience at a startup
  • CPA license, with a strong understanding of GAAP fundamentals and the most up-to-date reporting standards
  • Experience with consumer tech or online marketplaces is strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical skillset with excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to lead the implementation of new accounting processes
  • Intermediate to advanced spreadsheet skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment is a plus
  • Experience with Quickbooks & Expensify is a plus
  • High integrity with a strong work ethic

Cameo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for every person who walks through our doors. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Cameo celebrates and embraces diversity.

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Technology we use

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    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


A unique Chicago experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Steps from trendy bars and restaurants and the center of a brand new Chicago tech hub.

What are Cameo Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Cameo also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
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