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Staff Accountant

| Chicago

We are looking for a Staff Accountant to join our Finance team and handle the day-to-day aspects of our accounting and finance functions. As a Staff Accountant, you will support the team in various financial aspects of the company including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Cash Management. This role will be a “jack-of-all-trades” position with high exposure to the executive team providing the opportunity to learn many aspects of a fast growing tech company (beyond just the Finance function). To be successful in this role, you will understand the demands of, and be adaptable to, a high-growth start-up environment. No task is too big or too small!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure accounts payables are entered, recorded and paid in a timely manner
  • Manage Vendor and Client access to accounting systems
  • Process, manage and reconcile monthly corporate cards
  • Monitor daily cash activity and reconcile statements on a monthly basis
  • Manage and prepare bi-weekly payroll
  • Process, manage and review employee Travel and Expense (T&E) submissions as well as administer T&E system, Concur
  • Monitor accounts receivable collections
  • Handle contract management including a variety of agreements and corporate documents

SUPPORT THE ASSISTANT CONTROLLER WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Sales Commission and Incentive Plan management
  • Annual external financial statement audit and tax returns
  • Monthly account reconciliations
  • Provide financial analysis as needed
  • Compliance with local, state and federal government tax filings and regulatory reporting requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 to 2 years of professional experience (public accounting strongly preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • CPA preferred
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, shifting priorities and general growth pains of an early-stage technology company
  • Exceptional judgment
  • “Roll-up-your-sleeves” entrepreneurial, start-up attitude
  • High technology IQ

ABOUT NARRATIVE SCIENCE:
Narrative Science is the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise. Quill, its Advanced NLG platform, learns and writes like a person, automatically transforming data into Intelligent Narratives—insightful, conversational communications full of audience-relevant information that provide complete transparency into how analytic decisions are made.

At Narrative Science, we embrace the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our future employees, colleagues, customers, partners. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Located in the heart of the loop, our office provides easy access to public transportation and some of Chicago's favorite destinations.

An Insider's view of Narrative Science

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Narrative Science, teams collaborate every day. When it comes to background, experience, and points of view, we are a very diverse company, and our employees take full advantage of that. It isn't uncommon to see functional teams pulling in members from other teams to work on initiatives together or even just to get another opinion.

Anna

Senior Product Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team have a passion for customers & a drive to deliver the best results to them. They're creative problem solvers who thrive in a collaborative environment. Each customer has unique needs & high-performers in Customer Success are experts at identifying those needs and rallying every resource necessary to take care of them.

Keelin

Senior Vice President, Customer Success

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At Narrative Science, we support a spectrum of innovation ranging from our standard engineering process, through Hack Days and Hackathons, to our ongoing Incubator team. Narrative Science is only successful if we hire smart and self-motivated people, so we’re committed to giving them the support and space they need to innovate.

Nate

Vice President, Product Architecture

What are some things you learned at the company?

We are encouraged to deliver an exceptional customer experience. To achieve this goal, I’ve learned how various aspects of software engineering integrate to create a great and reliable product. I've learned how to design/implement database architecture, automated testing, and data analytics to craft our innovative products and bring them to market.

Jesus

Software Engineer

What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

Narrative Science Benefits Overview

We offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, FSA (for medical and dependent care expenses), Commuter Benefits, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, and 401k options for you and your family. Our people manage their own schedules, work hard, take time off when they need it—and come back refreshed and ready to dive back in.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Standing desks. Catered weekly lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Company events. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air. Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

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