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Staff Accountant

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 and one of the best places to work by Crain’s and Built in Chicago, 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 preferred
  • 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
  • Great benefits package, including; health, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k)

 

Sittercity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 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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