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Staff Accountant

Finance
Chicago, IL New York, NY Cleveland, OH
Req ID: 7612

Description

VMLY&R COMMERCE is WPP’s newest end-to-end Creative Commerce Company.  Built on the commerce expertise of Geometry and scaled through VMLY&R’s connected brand promise, we help modern brands grow by unifying marketing strategies around commerce.

 

We believe the space of commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people.  Living CommerceTM is our proprietary approach and platform that guides how we work. By understanding how, when and why people buy, we deliver the most engaging and culturally relevant creative commerce experiences across Retail, Experience, Design and Innovation. We do this as part of a network of 13,000 specialists across 80 countries, everywhere life intersects with commerce – this is end-to-end.

The Staff Accountant is a highly valued individual within the Finance 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 Senior Staff Accountant 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, Invoice submissions, 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 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.
  • Update all month end reports and upload files for review/approval by Finance Director
  • Maintain ownership of the intercompany reporting process including the reconciliation and resolution of discrepancies on a routine and proactive basis.
  • Involvement in monthly review and analysis of New Working Capital items including but not limited to A/R, Accrued Revenue, and WIP Aging reports.
  • Assist in Quarterly reporting requirements.
  • Assist in Audit items for Sales and Use tax as well as Internal and SOX based audits.

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 industry experience preferred.
  • 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.

VMLY&R COMMERCE 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. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

 


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