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Finance Director

Finance Director

Requisition ID 
2017-2257
Location 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
9/28/2017
Department  
Media

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Overview

Provide support to the US Chief Operating Officer and Global Finance Director for Neo@Ogilvy in the execution of overall accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting procedures, and management of the team, and overall client finance.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team comprised of controllership and client finance
  • Preparation of annual, quarterly and monthly budgets and forecasts
  • Provide strategic counsel and guidance to US Neo leadership and client account teams with respect to operational strategy and client profitability; approval of resources by client teams
  • Work with account teams to develop commercial proposals; develop staff plans, MSA’s and scopes of work accordingly
  • Initiate, review and negotiate client fees, billing rates and client agreements and contracts, with the account leads and US COO
  • Oversee all month-end close activities managed by the Assistant Controller, including but not limited to, account reconciliations, revenue recognition, P&L variation analysis (actual vs. budget) and balance sheet reviews
  • Recommend, implement and measure performance against benchmarks for the organizations’ financial and operating performance
  • Work with account teams to ensure all invoices are accurate and sent to clients on-time
  • Work with account teams to ensure collections of receivables
  • Maintain, review and improve internal control environments related to transactional processes
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies, SOX compliance
  • Review and distribution of management reports at the month end close

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8-10 years business experience
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley reporting required
  • SAP experience preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills a must
  • Commitment to the requirements of quality, reliable financial reporting
  • Self-motivated, conscientious, detail oriented
  • Ability to collaborate with and advise senior management team
  • Solid presentation skills and ability to document information clearly and concisely to both internal and external audience
  • Valued work ethic and ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Ability to maintain effective and respected work relationships with management and employees
  • Ability to relate and coach employees at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to convey ideas and concepts concisely
  • Ability to make independent judgment and possess ability to see big picture perspective
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan, lead, delegate, and execute