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Finance Director

New York, NY
Req ID: 4020


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.

VMLY&R is seeking Finance Director to support their Health Practice. This individual will be the primary finance person responsible for:

  • Manpower budgets, forecasts, actuals tracking and reporting
  • Assisting Account Management with quarterly forecasts of manpower, scopes of work pricing
  • Monthly tracking of actual time, out-of-pocket expenses and production costs
  • Developing client-specific rate cards
  • Assisting Account Management with billing, monitoring unbilled inventory and month-end revenue accruals
  • Following-up on client receivables
  • Year-end actualizations
  • Represent agency in client finance meetings
  • Contract compliance, including coordinator of any third-party audits
  • Assisting VMLY&R Finance in month-end close, budget preparation and financial reporting for selected clients
  • Acting as the main point of contact for ad hoc reporting for supporting Account Management, VMLY&R Finance and Executive Business Leads

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

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Extremely detailed-oriented
  • Exceptional client-facing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently, remain organized and multi-task in fast-paced environment
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Ability to travel occasionally

Required Experience

  • Five to seven years of experience in public or private financial accounting (advertising agency experience a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting

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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