Staff Accountant

| Chicago

One of Chicago's fastest growing tech startups is looking for a Staff Accountant to join the Finance team at FourKites, directly reporting to the Assistant Controller. The Staff Accountant will support general accounting functions including month-end close, preparation of journal entries, and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.

This new team member will be a self-starter, nimble in an ever-changing environment and able to learn and to perform at a high level in a general accounting role of an entrepreneurial company.


  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Prepare journal entries and maintain subledgers
  • Prepare bi-monthly payroll calculations and ensure timely remittance to employees
  • Calculate commission accruals and ensure timely inclusion in payroll
  • Calculate subscription and implementation revenue
  • Prepare and maintain consolidation of US & India entities
  • Prepare audit schedules as requested by our external auditors
  • Review, analyze, and correct discrepancies on financial statements and report issues to management
  • Recommend process efficiencies and participate in improvements
  • Gain familiarity with keeping 2 sets of books – GAAP and Management
  • Create and run financials from Intacct for actuals, budget, and forecast
  • Support FP&A function in variance analysis and reporting requests
  • Collaborate with team members in US & India
  • Ad hoc projects


  • BS in Accounting
  • Previous accounting experience
  • Attention to detail, ability to learn, and be nimble in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Proficiency with Intacct or similar system (e.g., NetSuite)
  • Ability to pivot priorities with minimal notice
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work well in a fast-paced team environment
  • Self-starter attitude with advanced time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated to work independently with minimal supervision and comfortable within cross-border team environment

FourKites is the fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, backed by top-tier VC firms in Silicon Valley, Boston and Chicago, delivering real-time visibility and execution for Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes including ocean, rail, parcel and over-the-road. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security. We look for smart, agile, creative team players who are ready to roll up their sleeves and deliver for our customers.

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Modern office at 1 N Dearborn with views of the Picasso and the Flamingo. Near almost every CTA train, and many express bus routes.
1 N Dearborn St. , Chicago, IL 60602

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

The team at FourKites makes sure to take time to get a little competitive. Happy hour at SPiN allowed the teams to bond over snacks, libations and some fierce ping pong skills.


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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.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FourKites as executive admin support & office manager. Several months into the role, I discussed growth opportunities with my manager and expressed an interest in moving into the HR function. The company supported my growth by sponsoring my SHRM certification and at my 1yr anniversary, I officially transitioned into a HR role!


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What are FourKites, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidy
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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