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We are an extremely passionate group dedicated to changing the world of reservations.

Accounting Manager — Chicago, IL

About Tock

Tock is changing the way restaurants, wineries, and event organizers think about and run their business. This includes a robust reservation, guest, and table management system for businesses of all sizes across the globe.

Tock was founded with the idea there was a better way for guests to book reservations. Nick Kokonas and Chef Grant Achatz opened Alinea to international fanfare in 2005 - now a perennial Michelin three star, and widely considered one of the best restaurants in the world. For years they were spending $140,000 a year on staff dedicated to managing reservations and losing an average of $260,000 a year on cancellations. Nick started work on a crude reservation system. The homemade platform was a success. Soon after, Nick founded Tock with Brian Fitzpatrick, founder of Google's Chicago engineering office, to turn this simple idea into a robust platform to change the way people dine around the world.

Tock’s explosive growth (as of September):

  • Announced an exclusive partnership and integration with Chase Pay & Ultimate Rewards
  • Announced an exclusive partnership and integration with WineDirect
  • Won Chicago Tribune's "Game Changer" Award for industry innovation
  • Reached a global customer base of 20 countries operating in 100+ cities
  • Has now processed over $337 million in prepaid reservations

Job description

Tock is looking for a methodical accountant to join our team and work closely with our CFO.

You’ll be part of a dynamic group, working alongside some of the world’s best chefs, accomplished entrepreneurs, and world famous restaurant owners. The ideal candidate is interested in working in a startup environment and is excited about the restaurant and hospitality industry.

What we're looking for

  • Current CPA designation strongly preferred
  • 4+ years accounting experience, with specific experience in GAAP
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business or Accounting
  • Strong work ethic, high level of professionalism and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with accounting system implementations preferred
  • Advanced Excel and Google Sheet experience

What you’ll do

Ensure smooth financial operations:

  • Lead daily accounting activities and ensure adherence to financial reporting processes, including documentation of new processes
  • Have functional responsibility for A/P, A/R, G/L, and treasury
  • Audit bi-weekly payroll and monthly commissions payroll with HR
  • Lead preparation for the annual audit, valuations, and any other projects

Prepare financial reports/forecasts in accordance with GAAP and communicate results to management:

  • Prepare reports including, but not limited to, internal monthly financial statements, annual budgets, and financial projections
  • Collaborate with CFO and others for monthly and quarterly board reporting & meeting materials
  • Direct the monthly close and reconciliation process
  • Consider options for accounting software transition from Quickbooks Online to Intacct, or similar

Responsible for maintaining compliance:

  • Work collaboratively and cost-effectively with our tax accounting firm to maintain compliance with State & Local Tax requirements
  • Lead preparation for annual tax return(s)
  • Maintain insurance requirements and explore options to efficiently insure the Company as it continues to grow

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Full healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401k
  • Pre-tax transit benefit
  • Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free daily lunch
  • Nitro coffee on tap
  • BYOD (bring your own dog) to work
  • West Loop office location


Please submit your resume and cover letter using the link below.
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