Staff Accountant

| Chicago

About Sittercity

Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work. We pioneered tech enabled child care in 2001, and we connect millions of parents with babysitters and nannies every year. Recently recognized as a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award winner, we are building a platform that is radically simplifying the way we find, book and pay for trusted care. Headquartered in Chicago, we serve families and caregivers nationwide.

What You’ll Do

We’re looking for a staff accountant who’s not just about crunching numbers, but who has an entrepreneurial spirit and wants to work for a company where they can have a voice and an impact, playing a key role in managing the company’s financials and supporting leadership decision making. The staff accountant will report to the Controller and will have broad exposure to other teams as well as senior management. Tech-savvy individuals who have a passion for automating and streamlining procedures are preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead month-end close process, preparing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations to support a timely close
  • Manage and update accounting processes and procedures while finding ways to improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Support budget and forecast management by interfacing with leadership team to ensure diligent monitoring and provisioning
  • Work closely with external auditors to provide support for annual audit
  • Assist with annual tax filings and reporting deadlines
  • Enter credit card transactions and ensure employee compliance with company expense policy
  • Own and oversee the Accounts Payable process

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 2+ years of professional accounting experience
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Self-starter who looks for ways to improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong understanding of GAAP
  • Public accounting experience a plus

Benefits and Perks

  • Support for flexible and remote working environments
  • Food and healthy snacks throughout the day
  • Ping pong and on-site fitness center
  • Company events, social outings and volunteer opportunities
  • Open personal time off policy
  • Industry leading maternal and paternal leave
  • Subsidized use of Chime for personal childcare services
  • Great benefits package, including; health, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k)

Sittercity is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • RxSwiftFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ClubhouseManagement
    • BrazeCRM

Location

In the heart of River North, our office boasts views of the Wrigley building and Marina Towers. Grab a drink or lunch at the great restaurants nearby!

An Insider's view of Sittercity

What are some social events your company does?

During the work day, break time can equal Mario Kart, coffee runs or ping pong. After work, we have had fun activities including Trivia Night and happy hour. For food lovers, we've had potlucks, a chili cook off, and cookie contest!

Josh

Operations Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Analytics is core to what we're building here. By leveraging data from social networks, family demographics, and existing users, we're creating a smarter matching experience for families and sitters. My team is making these data sources accessible to every team member, so we can make smarter business decisions and improve the user experience.

Michael

Director of Analytics

How does the company support your career growth?

Sittercity has allowed me to take on different projects and claim ownership in order to grow. They've supported my career decisions, like moving from operations to customer success. Every project I do matters and contributes to our overall success. Not only has Sittercity helped my career growth, they've helped me grow outside of work as well.

Justine

Customer Success Advocate

What are Sittercity Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We cater team lunch every Wednesday and have a fully stocked kitchen the rest of the week!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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