Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance

Finance & Commercial New York, New York


Position at GroupM

Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance


In this role you will assist the Manager in the day-to-day accounting and quarterly forecasting for a business unit, within the Corporate Accounting & Finance team of GroupM.

Your Impact:

  • Participate in the monthly close of a business unit, including the accurate preparation of the balance sheet, income statement and trial balance
  • Prepare and/or review monthly analysis and reconciliations of key financial accounts on a timely basis
  • Compile and analyze business unit budgets and forecast through collaboration with commercial, people and other teams across the organization
  • Prepare and/or review monthly journal entries (standards, accruals)
  • Identify and investigate fluctuations in financial information (actual vs budget/forecasts; budget/forecasts vs targets), working with business unit personnel as needed
  • Work closely with intercompany partners on intercompany reconciliations
  • Research unusual transactions, bring inconsistencies and problems to the attention of the team leader and management as required
  • Submit financial information to parent company via consolidation software (SAP / BFC (Cartesis)
  • Prepare supporting documentation for both external and internal annual audits of respective business unit
  • Maintain compliance with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by following predefined procedures

Other Responsibilities:

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

Your Qualifications:

  • BS in Accounting, CPA certification preferred but not required
  • 2+ years of public or 3+ years of private accounting experience
  • Strong technical and analtical skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to investigate and resolve problems
  • Good planning and communication skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a high performing team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and across departmental functions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Workday, Microsoft AX, Perceptive, SAP (BFC /Cartesis), Donovan Data Systems / Mediaocean a plus

About GroupM (and GroupM Services):

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $63B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM’s portfolio includes Data & Technology, Investment and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our clients wherever they do business.

GroupM provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard for factors such as race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected status.

GroupM is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to, among others, individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a career opportunity with GroupM, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (212) 297-8507 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $45,000 to $90,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, please visit for more details.