This position is a unique opportunity to participate in a pre-IPO business and is ideal for an individual who wants to get involved in a hands-on finance role with an opportunity to make a significant impact on the financial reporting of the business. This role offers significant growth and development opportunities, with exposure to a broad range of business operations. This position will be based in San Francisco and will work closely with the local team as well as the corporate accounting and finance team in London.
The Accountant will be responsible for developing implementing efficient accounting policies and procedures, as well as quality and internal controls processes to ensure compliance with GAAP. Our US offices are at an early stage, so you’d be involved with setup and ongoing work across a wide variety of traditional finance and various office management functions.
As with all of the positions in our small, rapidly-growing company, you will also be given the opportunity to help with other tasks, such as building detailed reports for our partners or interfacing with our operations team to evolve the systems that make us successful.
This role offers a unique opportunity for candidates to take on big responsibilities and directly affect our success. There are excellent prospects for career growth – we’ve made a habit of promoting from within for employees that prove their merit.
Launched in 2006, viagogo has quickly established itself as the leading ticketing exchange in Europe, allowing people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and guaranteed way. Founded by CEO Eric H. Baker, co-founder and former President of StubHub (sold to eBay for $310MM), viagogo’s management team has unparalleled e-commerce and ticketing experience. Through its partnerships with many of the world’s leading sports and music properties, including Manchester United, Chelsea FC, the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Roland-Garros, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, viagogo has positioned itself as a long term player in the live entertainment industry.
viagogo is one of the fastest growing internet companies in Europe and is backed by key players in the e-commerce, sports, and media industries, including Index Ventures, a leading European VC firm who backed companies like Skype and last.fm, Bernard Arnault, the Chairman of LVMH, Lord Jacob Rothschild, an international financier, and Brent Hoberman, the Founder of lastminute.com.
You will build on your strengths, develop new skills, and be part of the core team that expands viagogo’s growing presence in North America. Throughout it all, you’ll work with fun people who are committed to helping fans gain access to tickets to the best live events in the world! Specifically, the Accountant will be working with the local team and corporate accounting and finance team to:
Perform day-to-day accounting and financial reporting functions
Bookkeeping – maintain books and records of all company transactions and assets
Payroll – prepare and process company payroll, timely submission of applicable payroll taxes withheld, prepare quarterly and annual payroll tax filings
Cash management and bank reconciliation, including foreign currency transactions
Prepare customer invoicing, record revenue, cash receipts and maintain accounts receivable
Review vendor invoices, record expenses, accruals and maintain accounts payable
Perform monthly general ledger accounts analysis, capital account analysis and other analysis as needed
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements with supporting schedules
Prepare audit and partnership tax information with supporting schedules
Prepare budgets, forecasts, financial planning and cash flow analysis as needed
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting
Own relationship with landlord, taking care of any rent / lease / facility issues
And other duties as assigned.
Approximately 5 years of accounting experience, public accounting background preferred
Possess a passion and desire to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment with a positive attitude, high level of intensity, integrity and dedication
Excellent organization, accuracy, attention to detail, analytical skills and accountability
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work independently and with others
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion in business relationships and exercise sound business judgment.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required
•Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, ideally in accounting, finance, mathematics, economics or equivalent