Associate Director, Accounting & Finance, New York, New York

Agency GroupM
Created 10/01/2021
Reference omSVgfw9
Category Finance
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State New York
City New York

Position at GroupM

About Us

GroupM is the leading global media investment management c ompany for WPP's media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, and the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. Responsible for more than US $108B in annual media investment by some of the world's largest advertisers, GroupM agencies deliver an advantage to clients with unrivaled insights into media marketplaces and consumer audiences.

Position Overview

The Accounting & Finance Associate Director functions as the Controller for a business unit , supporting the Director within the Corporate Accounting & Finance team of GroupM .

  • Ownership of the monthly close of a business unit, including preparation of the balance sheet, income statement, trial balance accurately and on time
  • R eview monthly analysis and reconciliation s of key financial accounts
  • Compile and analyze business unit budgets and forecast through collaboration with commercial, people and other teams across the organization
  • Identify and investigate fluctuations in financial information (actual vs budget/forecasts; budget/forecasts vs targets), working with business unit personnel as needed
  • Research unusual transactions, bring inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management
  • Submit financial information to parent company via consolidation software (SAP / Cartesis)
  • Report financial results to regional and worldwide headquarters via internal reporting tools
  • I mplement accounting policies and procedures to maintain compliance with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Supervise and mentor more junior team members
  • Review and approval of online banking transactions
  • Ensure intercompany transactions are captured and reported correctly
  • Participate in both annual external and internal audits of respective business unit
  • Participate in the r oll-out of a new ERP , including system design and testing

Other Responsibilities
  • Special projects as requested by the business unit leadership, Controller, Regional headquarters or our parent company
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis

  • BS in Accounting , CPA certification
  • 6 - 10 years of combined public and private accounting experience
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Detail orientated with the ability to investigate and resolve problems
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a high performing team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions
  • Ex perience with Workday, Microsoft AX, Perceptive , SAP/Cartesis , Donovan Data Systems / Mediaocean a plus


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