Staff Accountant

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Be part of an innovative organization by joining one of the country’s fastest growing companies that is reshaping the supply chain industry, and was identified as FreightWaves top 100 in 2020.

We are excited to bring on a new Staff Accountant to join our fast paced Accounting team here at FourKites. It is an exciting time within the Accounting team as we rapidly scale, create new processes, and improve what we already do. We are looking for passionate and hardworking individuals who exemplify our core values daily. Come join our collaborative team where we exhibit drive, smarts, and integrity. This team-member will have high career potential and support day to day accounting operations including, journal entries, reconciliations, commission calculations, and more.  

What you’ll do:

  • Calculate, organize, and own org-wide commissions
  • Support ad-hoc projects that improve processes and analyze data
  • Assist in establishing new procedures, policies, and documentation
  • Prepare journal entries and maintain the accounting for critical areas of the business 
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Support audits of financial statements and internal controls
  • Research technical accounting issues, as needed
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements and management reporting packages
  • Recommend process efficiencies and further develop the internal controls framework
  • Collaborate with team members in US & India

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent degrees
  • 1-3 years of accounting or financial analysis experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, internal controls, and financial analysis 
  • Attention to detail and ability to learn in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • CPA a plus

Who we are:

  • We Are One Team
  • We Have a Bias for Action
  • We Are Customer Obsessed
  • We Take Extreme Ownership
  • We Know Attitude Matters

Named one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, FourKites is on a mission to transform the world’s supply chains with the most powerful technology on the planet. With a customer base that includes 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies and nine of the top-10 CPG companies, the company combines the largest network of real-time logistics data with machine learning to help its customers lower costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. We are a customer-obsessed organization, wholeheartedly committed to helping our customers succeed and drive long-term value. 

The empathy we exhibit with our customers applies internally, as well. At FourKites, a positive work culture is a priority, and team members benefit from structured employee development plans, mentorship and training programs, quarterly review and promotions processes, affinity group memberships and competitive benefits packages. Click here to learn more about our team and our corporate values.

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Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located next to Union Station, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FOURKITES

How does your team reward individual success?

At FourKites, we LOVE tacos! We love them so much we use a recognition taco bot in slack to reward and recognize great work across all 3 offices. At the end of the month, the taco winner gets a gift card to get tacos somewhere in Chicago!

Amanda

Director, Talent & Development, Talent Acquisitions

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our career pathing has flexibility which allows me to leverage my strengths and career goals. This combined with a culture of open, honest communication has driven me to explore new leadership opportunities and collaborate with teams across the globe! Knowing that I have support from my teammates keeps me motivated, intrigued and excited.

Lauren

Talent & Development Manager, People Operations

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!

Jenny

Senior Talent & Development Manager

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits and wellness programs, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of global culture & connection programs and committees, such as DEI Employee Councils, FourKites Pride, and FourKites Women's groups.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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