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Senior Accounting Analyst / Accounting Manager

Senior Accounting Analyst / Accounting Manager 

Reports to:  Controller
Location: Chicago, IL (downtown)
Status: Full time employee

FastModel Sports, an innovative software company that has developed the sports industry’s leading coaching software, is seeking a Senior Accounting Analyst or Accounting Manager (dependent on experience) reporting directly to the Controller. This key person will also work  alongside the rest of the Senior Management Team, comprised of the CEO and COO. This second addition to the Finance Department will be responsible for a major part of accounts receivable and collections, accounts payable and expense reporting, payroll functions, financial reporting and accounting, as well as assisting in financial planning & analysis.

Why You Might Be Interested:

1. Our Clients are the Best Sports Brands in the World: FastModel has developed the industry’s best software products and created incredible brand loyalty. Our clients include almost all NBA franchises, more than 95% of NCAA Division I basketball programs and thousands of high schools. We have expanded our footprint and brand to 75 countries. 

2. We Take the Phrase “Top Talent” Seriously: Not only is it one of our core values, but it's also what makes our business successful. 

3. Our Culture is Key: This is what drives our employees to work each day and keeps them here. What differentiates FastModel is our passion for building and innovating great  products. We empower our employees to work independently and expect high quality in return, instituting new ideas, speaking up, and pushing back on the status quo.


Cash/Accounts Receivable

  • Work with Enterprise sales team to maintain new and repeat contracts, invoice upon sale, and handle resulting collections from the University and Professional team  business offices and coaching staff

  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly


  • Manages all inputs and outputs from payroll processing, including bi-monthly payroll, sales commissions, and expense reports (via Concur).

  • Ensure all payables are entered or accrued for timely, paid on time, and in line with/entered into the budget

  • Reconcile credit card accounts monthly

General Accounting

  • Maintaining general ledger accounts and related schedules, including prepaids and accruals

  • Detailed monthly account variance analysis , calculation of financial ratios, and key performance metrics

  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial statements

Budgeting and Analysis

  • Assist Controller with annual budget, and rolling forecast projections

  • Assist Controller with monthly budget vs. actual comparisons with Department Heads

  • Analyze monthly departmental expenses 


  • Accounting degree

  • 3-5 years of professional accounting experience

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion

  • Proactive ability to identify and implement process improvements

  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives is preferred

  • Experience with Intacct or other cloud based accounting software is a plus

  • Experience with and Concur is a plus

Additional Qualities We Value:

  • Passionate, high energy personality

  • Creativity and willingness to challenge the status quo 

  • Strong communication and team building skills

Our Company:

We are a tenacious, bootstrapped, and profitable small business founded ten years ago by our CEO, Ross Comerford.  What differentiates FastModel is the kinship we have with our clients and our passion for making them superstars.  Our customers include every NBA and WNBA team and more than 90% of NCAA Division I basketball programs and 6,000 high schools.  Check out our Twitter feed to see what we do and what our customers are saying about us.

To apply, e-mail Recruiters, take note: We are considering direct applicants only.