Staff Technical Accounting Analyst

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R13623
Groupon is looking for a talented, highly motivated individual to join its corporate accounting group as a senior analyst specifically focused in technical accounting. This is very much a “hands on” accounting role with interaction with different departments (international accounting teams, consolidations team, tax, corporate development, finance and treasury) across the globe. This role will have a high level of visibility within the organization with exposure to the Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Director of Corporate Accounting.

Core Responsibilities of Technical Accounting Team
The corporate accounting team is responsible for assessing the accounting treatment for material transactions across the company as well as identifying processes that can be standardized and streamlined.

Expected Core Responsibilities of New Hire

Support multiple business departments with the research needs of technical accounting issues and process implementation ensuring compliance with Company policy and U.S. GAAP guidance.
Assist in obtaining, validating and reviewing information provided to external resources to be used in valuations related to acquisitions and investments.
Assist in the preparation of new accounting policies and update current accounting policies on an as needed basis.
Research and remain up-to-date on current accounting pronouncements that could affect the Company and work with the team to ensure new items are incorporated correctly.
Prepare proper documentation of accounting issues, related matters and application of related controls as needed.
Perform first-level review of the Goodwill Impairment and Long-Lived Asset Impairment analyses, the monthly share-based compensation calculations and the equity roll forward.
Assist the SEC financial reporting team with compilation of the external filings on an as needed basis.
Support special projects as necessary

Key Competencies

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in a fast-paced start-up environment
MS-Office proficiency, specifically advanced Excel skills.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA
A minimum of 1-2 years accounting experience; preferably with some Big 4 firm experience

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.