|Date Posted||October 05, 2020|
Req. #: R23893
Location: Chicago – IL – US
Are you ready for a massive professional challenge?
Do you love learning how to build things from scratch while honing your Accounting skills? Are you looking for an accounting role experience that isn't like any other company? We are looking for exactly that kind of person.
Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses. We connect people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services and experiences. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.
At Groupon, Accounting isn’t your typical month-end close type of department. While the heart of our day-to-day work is providing financial information to the business, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’re building out financial systems to support every new business line and product, so our Accountants get a granular view and understanding of how a business is crafted from the ground up. The knowledge to gain is vast, as is the potential of our organization to continue growing.
As a staff accountant, you will be responsible for various financial and operational accounting aspects of the Groupon North America business. This is a “hands on” accounting role with interaction with different departments (operations, sales, finance, corporate accounting, tax, and treasury) across North America.
We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?
You'll spend time on the following:
You will play a key role in the month-end close process by preparing journal entries and managing various debit and credits surrounding Groupon North America
Assist Senior Staff Accountants in daily accounting activities and month-end closing procedures
Examination and booking of entries for Groupon revenue
Assist with external and internal audit requests, including quarterly reviews and the year-end audit
Engage with Finance and Tax departments by providing general ledger detail and analysis for financial performance.
Assist management with Sarbanes-Oxley procedures, tax, and audit requests surrounding North America revenue
Seek solutions for accounting problems before presenting issues to senior/manager
Specific projects and other ad hoc assignments as required
We're excited about you if you have:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting
1-2 years accounting experience
Sound understanding of US GAAP or IFRS and month-end processes preferred
You're comfortable with MS Office, with Excel being your secret favorite
You're a details person with a penchant for preparing meticulously accurate work
You're enthusiastic, adaptable, and see challenges as an opportunity to grow
You thrive in an often-times ambiguous environment
Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses. To learn more about the world’s largest local ecommerce marketplace, click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to check out the values that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don’t take our word for it. Hear from real Groupon team members and learn more about our inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that’s a great fit for you, then click apply and let’s see where this takes us.
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