Staff Accountant

| Chicago, IL, USA
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About the Role:

UPshow is seeking a Staff Accountant to execute our day-to-day accounting workstreams.  This role will report to the Controller and will have exposure to all aspects of the business with strong career advancement opportunities.   If you are someone who wants to grow, and learn, and is not afraid of a challenge, we would love to talk to you!  


  • Perform general ledger transaction categorization, ensuring consistent month-to-month treatment; 
  • Analyze, understand, and reconcile balance sheet accounts in conjunction with period-end procedures
  • Oversee AP processes, including vendor setup, tracking and paying vendor invoices, resolving account discrepancies, 1099 preparation and filing, credit card maintenance and reconciliation, employee expense reimbursements
  • Assist with AR processes, including customer billing and invoicing, identifying and attempting collection of delinquent accounts, resolving account discrepancies, and facilitating all customer billing inquiries
  • Assist with general finance-related activities including daily treasury activities and transaction coding.
  • Assist with the interim and annual GAAP external financial audit
  • Assist with all facets of tax compliance, including but not limited to; federal income tax, state income tax, sales tax, and payroll tax. 
  • Ad hoc projects as directed by the leadership team


  • Analytical Mindset – You are detail-oriented, and organized, and have strong financial and analytical capabilities.  
  • Builder’s Mentality – You will enter the company during a period of rapid growth.  Everyone at the company is expected to lead and make a meaningful impact.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Excellent internal/external communication skills are required, as this person will be collaborating with colleagues across multiple functions and interacting with customers and vendors regularly.  
  • Adaptability – You are energized and excited by working in a fast-paced environment and can effectively manage the priorities of the role as changes occur.
  • Knowledge of Finance and Accounting – You love it when debits and credit balances.

What we require from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent field
  • 2 - 3 years of full cycle AP experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; highly detail oriented and resourceful
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, able to work independently
  • Thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Experience with Quickbooks or other relevant accounting software is a plus
  • Experience with accounting for sales and use tax is a plus

About UPshow:

UPshow is the leading on-premise entertainment and performance marketing platform that develops branded digital networks for brick-and-mortar businesses. Its front-of-house and back-of-house solutions provide interactive digital marketing, entertainment, and communications to drive measurable outcomes. Founded in 2015, UPshow reaches audiences through more than 30,000 screens in businesses worldwide. Key customers include Buffalo Wild Wings, Dave & Busters, Smile Doctors, Crunch Fitness, ATI Physical Therapy, Burger King, and Sodexo.

Benefits and Perks: 

  • Competitive Compensation 
  • Stock Options
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Access to senior management and mentoring opportunities
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Mental Health and Recharge Days 
  • 401k Match
  • Pre-tax Transportation
  • Summer Fridays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work from Anywhere policy, to respond to an ever-changing work climate
  • Virtual Social Events including: Team Wins and Highlights from the Month, Cultural and Diversity Spotlights, and Happy Hours

This is a chance for you to join a challenging and inspiring environment where you will have the possibility to make a daily impact. Every day you will work alongside helpful and down-to-earth colleagues who are dedicated and ambitious. Together we create an innovative environment that drives UPshow forward. If you are the right person for the role you will be part of a fantastic journey in a dynamic, high-growth business.

We look forward to your application.

UPshow is an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. 

We are always committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Discrimination is not welcome on the basis of any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we work.

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UPshow's HQ is located in the River North neighborhood. It's easy to get to via the Brown line, Blue line, and Red line trains. It's situated near the Merch Mart which has tons of great quick & easy lunch options and right some many great sit down restaurants along Clark St.

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