clients Reverb

Senior Staff Accountant


🇺🇸 USA Only

Job Type






Skill Set


Management and Finance

Job Details

Company Description

Reverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused e-commerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear.

We love working at Reverb because we’re making the world more musical—through our marketplace and through Reverb Gives, which provides musical instruments to youth music education programs. We were named a “Best Place to Work” by Built in Chicago and a “Top Workplace'' by the Chicago Tribune.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Accounting Manager. We are open to remote hires within multiple states as well as candidates local to Chicago, IL [who are comfortable reporting to an office at least 4 days per month]. For candidates who will work remotely visit this link for a list of approved locations:

Job Description is looking for a senior staff accountant with excellent communications skills who can work effectively across organizational and functional boundaries. The senior staff accountant will play a key role in our monthly close and reporting process and conduct other general accounting tasks.

If you enjoy taking on new challenges, our small, collaborative team could make a great fit!


  • Prepare and review journal entries related to accruals, bad debt, chargeback and refund reserves, cash cycle and revenue.

  • Perform monthly forecast vs. actual fluctuation analysis, and monthly income statement and balance sheet analytics.

  • Play a key role in our expense report process, including driving training and process improvements, fielding employee questions, and ensuring timely approval and payment of expense reports.

  • Collaborate with various business partners to ensure timely vendor setup, contract review, and purchase order and invoice review to ensure timely vendor payments.

  • Review and prepare biweekly and semimonthly payroll journal entries and payroll settlement runs.

  • Prepare bank and balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Think critically and be a team player-- we take an all-hands approach to problem-solving.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance and 3+ years related experience in a fast-paced environment.

  • Mix of public accounting and private industry experience is a plus.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel; Workday knowledge is a plus.

  • Ability to prioritize and work well with competing demands.

  • Strong attention to detail -- mistakes don’t get past you, and everything reconciles.

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.

  • Familiarity with or working knowledge of some of the following: standard financial / accounting procedures, GAAP concepts and principles, and accounting principles.

Additional Information

Reverb offers compensation packages that include base, bonus, and equity in the form of Etsy restricted stock units. Some of our key benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents (you read it right: no premiums!)
  • Life, AD&D, and supplemental long-and short-term disability insurance
  • A matching 401(k)
  • A generous PTO policy that includes vacation, sick/mental health days plus 11 paid holidays and two floating holidays
  • 18 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Up to $7,500 reimbursement of adoption-related expenses
  • Paid sabbatical program
  • Ways to give back to your community through a charitable contribution match and volunteer time off

We're embracing a flexible work model, which empowers our people to do their best work一wherever they are. You can learn more about this approach throughout our interview process.

At Reverb, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant and resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Reverb is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

We know that the impostor syndrome and confidence gap are real. Please do not hesitate to apply!