Staff Accountant at FOURKITES

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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 Corporate 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive collection of Accounts Receivable
  • Prepare bi-monthly payroll calculations and ensure timely remittance to
    employees
  • Reconcile bank accounts on a daily basis
  • Capitalize Fixed Assets
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Prepare journal entries and maintain subledgers
  • Assist with Sales and Use Tax reporting
  • Prepare audit schedules as requested by our external auditors
  • Recommend process efficiencies and participate in improvements
  • Gain familiarity with keeping 2 sets of books – GAAP and Management
  • Create and run financials from Intacct
  • Collaborate with team members in US & India
  • Ad hoc projects

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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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Location

Modern office space with panoramic views of downtown Chicago. Located in the Ogilvie Transportation Building, that's connected to all of downtown!

An Insider's view of FOURKITES

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 office is really a tight-knit community; people hang out outside of work, everyone gets along and it's a pleasant, open and collaborative culture. I really enjoy working for FourKites because of the great work-life balance, the fact there is a lot of growth opportunities, and I feel like I am working towards both my personal and company goals.

Georgios

Staff Accountant

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

Talent Acquisition Specialist

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of fun office perks, snacks, happy hours, team events, and company outings.

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 stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
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
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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