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Staff Accountant

Finance
New York, NY
Req ID: 5828

Description

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Staff Accountant is a highly valued individual within the Controller’s Group and plays an integral role in the day to day accounting operations of the agency. The person in this position will report to the Assistant Controller and will be very much involved in the monthly reporting process and will prepare routine journal entries and accruals as well as detailed account analyses. This individual will also be responsible for a wide variety of functions such as Intercompany Reporting, Treasury Operations, and Fixed Assets. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to take the next step in their career as well as those interested in pursuing the CPA designation.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and record journal entries and accruals.
  • Perform detailed analyses of P&L and Balance Sheet accounts with the ability to identify items for accrual and investigate variances to budgets and forecasts.
  • Treasury operations including wire transfers, stop payments, check voids, cash application, treasury settlements, and bank sweeps.
  • Maintain ownership of the intercompany reporting process including the reconciliation and resolution of discrepancies on a routine and proactive basis.
  • Works with Client Finance Department to coordinate intercompany billings in time for monthly billing deadlines.
  • Involvement in monthly review and analysis of A/P, A/R, & WIP Aging and preparation of Media Payables schedule.
  • Assist the controller in preparing Budgets and Quarterly Reforecasts.
  • Prepares Quarterly State Sales & Use Tax Returns.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of Accounting experience required. Marketing/Advertising experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Finance and Accounting Systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Detail oriented with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong Communication Skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-starter who is both interested and willing to take on an expanded role over time.
  • Prior experience in the advertising and communications industry is preferred but not required.
  • Ideal candidates will be interested in pursuing or already in pursuit of the CPA designation.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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