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Sr Accountant

| Chicago

About Showpad

Showpad is the leading sales enablement platform for the modern seller. Showpad's all-in-one platform empowers sales and marketing teams to engage buyers through industry-leading training and coaching software and innovative sales content and engagement solutions.

At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.

In the morning, we're drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening, we're toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.

About the position

The Senior Account reports to the Accounting & Reporting Manager (based in Belgium) and will work across the Finance team including Accounting, Reporting, Procurement & Order to Cash. The ideal candidate is a high potential person with a genuine interest in accounting & general tax.

The role is based in Chicago.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will play a key role in the month-end close process by preparing journal entries, making necessary accruals and managing various asset and liability reconciliations.
  • Assist the Accounting & Reporting Manager in daily accounting activities and month-end closing procedures.
  • Ensure and monitor the compliance with the internal controls
  • Prepare filings and reports as needed such as Sales and Use Tax, IRS Form 1099.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable US Accounting and Tax regulations
  • Seek meaningful solutions to accounting problems before presenting issues to manager
  • Assist with external and internal audit
  • Support special projects and implementations aimed at improving operational efficiencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with >7 years of accounting experience by preference in an international environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications-Word, Excel and/or Google Suite.
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite accounting system is a strong plus
  • Solid understanding and comfort with account reconciliations and month end close processes.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently in a fast-paced office environment
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organizational skills and eye for detail.
  • Motivated and team orientated.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to explain complex accounting functions to other team members.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

What you can expect from Showpad

Focus on Impact and Growth : We are building the future in sales and marketing where every sales person is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double-digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment and focus on impact and growth.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


Centrally located in the Loop and easily accessible for all commuters with tons of options for lunch.

An Insider's view of Showpad

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our Chicago office is unlike any other startup I've ever been a part of. Everyone is smart, humble and effective. Even though we are all busy, everyone is always willing to offer help or guidance - even if it outside of their wheelhouse. We all genuinely enjoy each other's company and want to see our teammates succeed.


Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is absolutely key for my team, since we’re tasked with bringing many different groups together. And as an international organization, we’re building relationships not only across departments, but across the world too. The key for us is to show how we provide value and prove how our collaboration impacts both revenue and culture.


Head of Global Business Development and Alliances

What is your vision for the company?

We’re building the future of sales & marketing success, by empowering sales & marketing teams to sell the way buyers want to buy. We’re delivering a better buyer experience, intelligent sales content and an analytics-powered platform that’s smarter than traditional sales enablement.


President & COO

What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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