Controller

  • New Jersey
  • |
  • Job ID #9694

Summary

A top media planning and buying agency specializing in the youth market is looking for a Controller.  The Controller will take complete ownership of the financial accounting operations. This is a Director-level role.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Provide technical accounting subject matter expertise on the treatment of accounting transactions and related financial reporting requirements
  • Project manage larger initiatives in conjunction with other departments
  • Manage year-end external audit providing detailed and accurate work papers and documentation to outside accounting firm
  • Conduct period over period analysis and compare actual vs. expected results in partnership with the CMO
  • Manage ongoing communication with tax advisers and any 3rd party professional service
  • Manage periodic and annual tax filings and returns, and ensure timely submission to authorities
  • Amend or renew, when appropriate, corporate insurance policies
  • Responsible for the month end close. 
  • Prepare financial statements, reconciliations of accounting activity, ensure accurate and timely quarterly and year-end closings. 
  • Responsible for monthly payroll journal entries, review of P&L and fixed assets 
  • Manage day-to-day A/P and A/R 
  • Manage a team to make sure everyone is on schedule 
  • Handle filing of quarterly taxes 
  • Researches and resolves accounting or reporting issues
  • Lead efforts related to general accounting, accounts payable, tax reporting, cash management, and other accounting-centric functions
  • Ideate and ultimately implement accounting policies and internal controls that span across all client accounts
  • Drive all aspects of the financial reporting process and ensure unflinching accuracy throughout
  • Partner with Account Directors for financial review of client proforma’s optimizing profitability
  • Forecast modeling to budget

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Finance or Accounting 
  • Excellent written and oral communication 
  • Work in a demanding and accelerating environment meeting deadline 
  • Superior attention to detail and thoroughness

 

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