Accountant I (Staff Accountant)

  • Job Reference: 425087227-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Summary:

Front Gate Tickets is North America's leading software and operations provider for the festival market. We provide technical solutions for e-commerce ticketing, access control, data management, and fan engagement. We partner and run on-site operations for over 200 festivals each year and are on a massive growth trajectory matched by no one in the industry. We do it for the fans! Front Gate is owned by Live Nation Entertainment and acts as Ticketmaster's festival arm.

THE ROLE:

Front Gate Tickets' Finance Team is seeking an Accountant I (Staff Accountant) that will support the daily accounting and financial reporting activities for Front Gate Tickets. The ideal candidate is reliable, efficient and thrives in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Knowledge or passion of the music/entertainment industry always a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assists with month-end close tasks and preparation of financial statements.
* Prepares and records ticket sales deposits received from credit card merchants.
* Records and maintains prepaid software and signing bonus amortization schedules
* Reconciles credit card deposits to ticketing system and resolves any discrepancies.
* Reviews expense reports for all employees for proper GL coding, and prepares month-end accrual.
* Prepares journal entries for weekly client advances & settlements in accordance with executed contracts.
* Assisting with AR operations, including creating invoices and coordinating with internal/external partners for past due balances
* Cross-train with settlements team to assist during peak venue and festival settlement periods
* Responsible for manual check issuance process, positive pay review, and escheatment of unclaimed property to state
* Assists in analyzing and reconciling Balance Sheet accounts.
* Completes special ad hoc projects on an as needed basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting field required
* 2+ years of accounting experience in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel in particular)
* A working knowledge of QuickBooks and Oracle, a plus
* Ability to prioritize multiple projects and manage time effectively
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Strong organizational and analytical skills
* Strong attention to detail
* Positive attitude and a team player
* Ability to work flexible hours, especially during month end close

BENEFITS & PERKS

Our motto is 'Taking Care of Our Own' through 6 pillars of benefits:

* HEALTH: Medical, Dental and Vision benefits for you and your family, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

* YOURSELF: Paid time off policy including holidays, sick time and day off for your birthday, free concert tickets

* WEALTH: 401(k) program with company match, Stock Program Reimbursement

* FAMILY: New parent programs & support including caregiver leave and baby bonus, infertility support

* CAREER: Tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment internal growth and development programs & trainings

* OTHERS: Volunteer time off, crowdfunding network

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and homelife. As a growing business we will encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with. It's talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Front Gate Tickets strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the California Fair Chance Act and consistent with other similar and / or applicable laws in other areas.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, Front Gate Tickets will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy in accordance with applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, Front Gate Tickets also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a Human Resources Representative to request the opportunity to participate in a timely interactive process. Front Gate Tickets will also provide reasonable religious accommodations on a case by case basis.

HIRING PRACTICES

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Front Gate Tickets recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Front Gate Tickets may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.