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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