Staff Accountant | Navy Pier Events Facility

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
Navy Pier Events Facility
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.


To monitor, control, and perform a full range of professional accounting duties involved in fiscal management, record keeping, reporting and financial analysis of the convention center. Primarily responsible for Accounts Receivable and Payable.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (include, but are not limited to…)

  • Process customer invoices and payments; communicate AR aging with respective staff.
  • Detail processing for accounts receivable, and collection calls for outstanding payments.
  • Reconcile AR event management system with financial system.
  • Assist with month end closing procedures, and preparation of financial statements.
  • Process invoices for payment; includes matching invoices to purchase orders and receiving documents as applicable. Ensure account codes are accurate and invoices are paid current.
  • Receive, process, and track subcontractors billing for events, coordinate with Sales & Event staff.
  • Maintain and provide monthly report of outstanding deposits for license fees, F&B, and services.
  • Reconciles AR and AP control accounts to detail aging, input journal entries.
  • Perform related professional accounting work in support of accounting functions.
  • Examine and verify a variety of financial documents and reports.
  • Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports, and analyses.
  • Apply accounting principles to the maintenance of financial and accounting transactions and audit of financial records involved for in-house food and beverage operations.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.



  • Application of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures to a variety of accounting audits, transactions, and problems.
  • Principles and practices of financial auditing and inventory accounting methods.
  • Financial report preparation methods and techniques.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and related computer equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Operate a ten key calculator by touch at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Operate a computer to perform accounting functions.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • Employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time (minimum 4 hours); use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; bend, twist, push, pull, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 Work Environment:

  • The duties of this position are performed indoors in an office and/or warehouse environment and outdoors as necessary and required by certain events.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate during non-event days and moderate to loud during move-in days and event days.



  • Proficient in MAS 200, Ungerboeck preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Education / Training:

  • Two years of professional accounting experience preferably including some supervisory experience and significant work in financial auditing
  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, or business administration or a closely related field preferred; equivalent experience accepted

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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