Senior Accountant

1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA Req #292
Friday, May 3, 2024

Job title: Senior Accountant 

Job type: Exempt, full-time 

Job location: Chicago 

Salary: US $80,000 annually paid on a weekly basis  

 

ABOUT THE SECOND CITY 

Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through courageous comedy, The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With sold-out shows playing on stages in Chicago, Toronto, and New York, Second City’s Touring and Theatrical companies entertain an additional one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation-based arts on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and New York. Second City Works, the B2B side of Second City, has brought award-winning improvisation and audience-driven techniques to over 600 Fortune 1000 companies, challenging businesses seeking a more collaborative culture to innovate through development programs, original digital and video content, campaign consultation, private events, and more.     

Job Duties 

  • Works under supervision of VP, Controller 

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure 

  • Manages accounting tasks related to monthly close including: 

  • Reviewing expense coding for corporate credit card transactions and syncing to accounting system (NetSuite) 

  • Reviewing and recording banking activity 

  • Recording revenue related to live theater, consumer and corporate training lines of business 

  • Reviews project margins with corporate revenue project managers 

  • Provides monthly analysis of budget vs actual variances to various department heads, controller and CFO 

  • Works with the Controller to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit including the preparation of all supporting account reconciliations 

  • Assists in various forms of governmental compliance by filing all tax and informational returns with the various governing bodies including sales tax returns and HST returns as well as renewing liquor licenses and other legal documents 

  • Maintains Corporate Credit Card program and trains staff on company credit card reporting tool (Ramp) 

  • Performs Ad Hoc reporting analysis as required by Controller, CFO or department heads 

  • Ability to communicate financial results department heads and business leaders using clear, easy to understand language 

Job Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required 

  • 3+ year of relevant accounting experience 

  • Possesses knowledge of accounting principles, and excellent verbal and written skills 

  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently 

  • Experience with NetSuite ERP and/or Salesforce CRM preferred 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required 

 

Job title: Senior Accountant 

Job type: Exempt, full-time 

Job location: Chicago 

Salary: US $80,000 annually paid on a weekly basis  

 

ABOUT THE SECOND CITY 

Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through courageous comedy, The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With sold-out shows playing on stages in Chicago, Toronto, and New York, Second City’s Touring and Theatrical companies entertain an additional one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation-based arts on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and New York. Second City Works, the B2B side of Second City, has brought award-winning improvisation and audience-driven techniques to over 600 Fortune 1000 companies, challenging businesses seeking a more collaborative culture to innovate through development programs, original digital and video content, campaign consultation, private events, and more.     

Job Duties 

  • Works under supervision of VP, Controller 

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure 

  • Manages accounting tasks related to monthly close including: 

  • Reviewing expense coding for corporate credit card transactions and syncing to accounting system (NetSuite) 

  • Reviewing and recording banking activity 

  • Recording revenue related to live theater, consumer and corporate training lines of business 

  • Reviews project margins with corporate revenue project managers 

  • Provides monthly analysis of budget vs actual variances to various department heads, controller and CFO 

  • Works with the Controller to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit including the preparation of all supporting account reconciliations 

  • Assists in various forms of governmental compliance by filing all tax and informational returns with the various governing bodies including sales tax returns and HST returns as well as renewing liquor licenses and other legal documents 

  • Maintains Corporate Credit Card program and trains staff on company credit card reporting tool (Ramp) 

  • Performs Ad Hoc reporting analysis as required by Controller, CFO or department heads 

  • Ability to communicate financial results department heads and business leaders using clear, easy to understand language 

Job Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required 

  • 3+ year of relevant accounting experience 

  • Possesses knowledge of accounting principles, and excellent verbal and written skills 

  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently 

  • Experience with NetSuite ERP and/or Salesforce CRM preferred 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required 

The Second City is an open, inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our community.  

All candidates for this role will be asked to authorize a background check and must be 21 and older.  
   
The Second City follows CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding safety measures to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. To work at The Second City you must show proof of being fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. Applicants with medical or religious exemptions will be considered. 

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