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Sr. Budget and Accounting Lead

Sr. Budget and Accounting Lead

Requisition ID 
2017-13739
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
8/29/2017
Category 
Finance
Office Location 
32 Avenue of Americas

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Overview

Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients by providing best-in-class expertise and capabilities in brand, media, digital, creative and specialist communications through a holistic and integrated approach.  Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands – Carat, Dentsu Creative, Dentsu Media, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Posterscope, MKTG, and AMNET and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands including data2decisions, Mitchell Communications (PR), and 360i.  Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London, operates in 110 countries worldwide with over 23,000 dedicated specialists, and is segmented into 3 reporting regions (Americas, AsiaPac, and EMEA), all with a mix of global network brands and specialist/multi-market brands.

Established in 1901, Dentsu Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4324), which maintains top share in the Japanese advertising market and accounts for 11% of the global market. 

In March 2013, Dentsu Inc. purchased Aegis Group PLC which was one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups.  Aegis Group PLC was a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange (AEGS.L).

With respect to DAN Group’s FY2015 results, revenue grew 16.7% year over year, to $3.4 billion and operating income of $580 million, a year over year increase of over 33%.  DAN Group’s organic revenue grew by 9.4%, 2.2x faster than our peer group average of 4.3%, with DAN Americas up 4.9%. 

Growth in the Americas was attributed to some key account wins, like Microsoft, Olive Garden, Pfizer PCH, Intel, and Nestle.  34 acquisition deals were signed in 2015, 5 of which were in the Americas region.  Acquisition Forbes Consulting in the US has provided digital marketing sciences infill to the Isobar global network brand, Redirect, Navegg, and Pontimobi were acquired in Brasil, one of the faster growing markets in the region, and Grip was acquired in Canada, to help bolster their digital creative capabilities suite.  In Q1 2016, we have already closed 3 deals in the Americas - 2 in Mexico and 1 multi-market one, in the US and Canada, with more than 5 currently in play.  The global digital revenue footprint for DAN Group is now at 46.5%. 

Responsibilities

Accounting/Forecasting/Budgeting:

  • Collaborate with Corporate HR, IT, Procurement, Legal and marketing departments to prepare annual budgets and quarterly forecasts for both HQ entities as well as centralized services functions
  • Responsible for monthly variance commentary on actual results vs budget and forecast
  • Participate in the monthly intercompany reconciliation of all open receivables and payables across brands
  • Responsible for timely and accurate communication with sister agencies; Require problem resolving attitude
  • Other tasks can be assigned 

 

Audit and Compliance:

  • Assist in providing timely, complete and accurate data to internal DAN Tax Department for the preparation of state/city filings including maintaining the relationship and providing information to DAN corporate representation company 
  • Assist in the annual audit by providing timely responses to inquires and requested schedules, support, and explanations on a timely basis
  • Assist the senior staff in Ad hoc projects

 

Client & Internal Relationships:

  • Support US Controller in preparing and delivering work to colleagues and sister agencies
  • Respond to requests for information quickly and accurately
  • Engages with all work-related contacts in a professional and respectful manner
  • Establish strong internal relationships with agency personnel

 

Strategic Thinking & Leadership:

  • Assess problems and concerns in a systematic, logical and rational manner
  • Proactively resolve issues, know when to and to whom to escalate

 

Communications Skills:

  • Expresses oneself and writes in a clear and concise manner
  • Organizes ideas and information logically and sequentially
  • Develop reports that are clear, compelling and persuasive
  • Ensure key information is provided to team regarding issues, internal agency issues, changes in account status, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 5-7 years of professional accounting experience
  • Experience in mix of public accounting and advertising/media industry preferred
  • Thorough understanding of the financial process
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Thrives in a fast pace, constantly changing environment
  • Experience with agency finance software/tools
  • Advanced computer skills-strong excel skills required *
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines across multiple work streams
  • Demonstrated leadership and consistent ownership of assigned work

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