Staff Accountant

Chicago, IL, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Groupon is looking for a talented, highly motivated Staff Accountant to join its accounting team at Groupon’s headquarters in downtown Chicago.

Core Responsibilities

Play a key role in the month end close process by preparing journal entries and managing various account reconciliations
Review balance sheet and income statement variances and prepare detailed analyses explaining the monthly and quarterly fluctuations
Assist Senior Accountants and Accounting Managers in daily accounting activities and month end closing procedures
Assist Management with Sarbanes Oxley procedures by monitoring compliance with internal controls
Seek solutions for accounting problems before presenting issues to manager
Assist with external and internal audit, including quarterly reviews and the year end audit
Actively engage with Finance and Tax departments by providing general ledger detail and analysis for financial performance
Specific projects and other ad hoc assignments as required
Key Competencies

Sound understanding of US GAAP
Experience with general ledger/month end processes is a plus
Proficient in MS Office software, specifically intermediate to advanced Excel skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
Detail oriented with a strong commitment to preparing accurate work
Proactive and self-motivated to work independently to achieve both individual and team goals

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
Recent graduate or 1 to 2 years of accounting experience;
CPA eligible if not licensed

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.