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Junior Staff Accountant

New York, NY
Req ID: 9851


Position at VMLY&R

About Us: VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. But what does that mean? It means we're a creative agency that is built on the promise of collaboration and human connection. Creating connected brands isn't just what we do — it's what we're known for and who we are. We empower our clients to excel at the intersection of "brand" and "customer experience," starting with simple goals: Create work that becomes part of people's lives; promote value for our clients; and, in the best of cases, help the world.

We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.

Our unique culture is rooted in a great deal of care for you and your success. Above all else, we are committed to strengthening your experience by ensuring your inner potential continues to be discovered.

We also offer about a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) that allow you to tap into your personal identities, interests and passions. Our ERGs celebrate ethnic diversity, life as a working parent or caregiver, neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community, wellbeing, and more. Regardless of your interests, there is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so tap into our global network and find where you can make your ideas come to life.

Where you shine

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant role will be responsible for preparing and analyzing financial reconciliations, processing daily transactions (including PO’s, payments, F/X gain & loss, etc.), working closely with the Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, and Controller to complete month end transactions for monthly closes, and performing daily accounting activities as detailed below.

What your success will look like

Accounting Daily Tasks

  • Prepare monthly journal entries
  • Prepare reconciliations for the month/quarter/year-end closes (i.e. depreciation schedules, prepaid expenses, T&E accounts, etc.)
  • Process invoices daily to ensure no delays in payments are made.
  • Prepare vendor setup forms to be processed within our system.
  • Prepare ad hoc projects assigned by the Accounting Manager and Controller
  • Research and resolve variance account analytics.
  • Interacts with client finance teams on billing issues, budget, work quality, and deadlines. 

Intercompany Daily Tasks

  • Daily tasks of assisting the Senior Accountant with intercompany transactions with sister agencies, including frequent communications with sister agencies’ intercompany accountants.
  • Compile various intercompany reconciliations to prepare for month-end close.
  • Create wire templates for various international vendors/sister agencies.
  • Responsible for wire transfers and communicating remittance detail to recipients in Senior Accountant’s absence.
  • Conversion of foreign currency to/from US dollars for all intercompany invoices.

Who you are and what you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Good organization and communication skills, Fast learner
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles/procedures to assist with internal reporting/monthly accounting cycle.
  • Provides accounting analytics and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Understanding the importance of confidentiality
  • Must have the self-determination to work autonomously and be an effective problem solver.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing work environment and work in cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent professional judgment, tact, and decision-making ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Manage multiple assignments within strict deadlines while maintaining a calm and composed demeanor.
  • A basic understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley.

Our Benefits

As the world leader in communications services, we rely on the creativity of our people to deliver the best work for our clients. In return, we invest in our employees by offering them a diverse suite of benefits from best-in-class carriers, with enough choice and flexibility to keep them and their families healthy and happy today and tomorrow.

  • Corporate gift matching program
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Paid parental leave
  • Ranked No. 1 in advertising for our adoption assistance program
  • Corporate discounts
  • VMLY&R Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team, which guides, celebrates, and promotes cultural literacy; increases employee engagement; recruits and retains a diverse workforce; and builds internal opportunities for people to learn and grow.

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $35,000 to $75,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications.

WPP@CP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal. WPP@CP is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.


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